Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

Effective Security Awareness Programs - Think Different

I'm a passionate believer that security awareness can work, that you can change human behavior and improve the security of your organization. Some people in the security community disagree, they feel awareness cannot work. If you look at security awareness programs in the past, I would have to agree. These awareness programs failed to change … Continue reading Effective Security Awareness Programs - Think Different


Securing The Human is hiring - PHP Developer

Folks, The SANS Securing The Human team is looking for a technical developer to help grow our organization. We are a fast growing division of about 10 people within the SANS Institute.The position is to help design, build, test and maintain our current online training platform. This is a fast paced environment as we are … Continue reading Securing The Human is hiring - PHP Developer


National Cyber Security Awareness Month - #NCSAM

For those of you living in the United States, you may have noticed recent announcements about National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, this is a month long event that happens every October. The goal is to raise awareness ... well about awareness. I'll … Continue reading National Cyber Security Awareness Month - #NCSAM


Security Awareness Strategies - Saving Money With Time

In past posts I've talked about some of the strategic issues you need to consider when planning your awareness program, including building your Steering Committe, defining your security awareness goals, and documenting any awareness policies. Today we look at time limitations. People often forget this issue, how much time do you have to communicate your … Continue reading Security Awareness Strategies - Saving Money With Time


Justifying Your Awareness Program With Social Engineering Survey

Building a business case for your security awareness program is always a challenge. Budgets are tight and it can be difficult quantifying the human risk. You need every weapon possible, and this is why we have a Security Awareness Business Justification section on our free resources page. Checkpoint just published a social engineering survey that … Continue reading Justifying Your Awareness Program With Social Engineering Survey