Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

Learn How to Establish an Effective Awareness Program - From Home

I'm excited to announce you can now take SANS two day MGT 433 course from home through SANS vLive. SANS MGT 433 (also known as Securing The Human: Building and Deploying an Effective Security Awareness Program) is a two day class I developed to change and improve how organizations approach security awareness. The goal of … Continue reading Learn How to Establish an Effective Awareness Program - From Home


Taxes and End User Awareness

It is that time of year again, taxes. Countries such as the UK and the US require citizens to submit their annual tax paperwork. And where you have taxes, you have criminals attempting to scam hard working people out of their money. Both the HM Revenue and Customs and US IRS tax agencies have created … Continue reading Taxes and End User Awareness


Secure Options for URL Shortening

One of the things I love about the OUCH! security awareness newsletter is the community feedback we get, such as questions on why we picked a certain topic, why we focused on the lessons we did or suggestions on how to improve the overall format. These interactions not only get me thinking, but in the … Continue reading Secure Options for URL Shortening


Presenting on Security Awareness at ISSA CISO Forum

This weekend I had the honor to present at the ISSA CISO forum in San Francisco, which focused on the Human Nature of Security. I usually find forums like these to be some of the most challenging crowds as they are facing the day to day realities of trying to change behavior. For example, … Continue reading Presenting on Security Awareness at ISSA CISO Forum


OUCH! Security Awareness Newsletter - Now In Spanish

As many of you know, SANS Securing The Human publishes a free, monthly security awareness newsletter. These newsletters are written for the ordinary computer user, they explain how people can protect themselves in simple, non-technical terms. Each newsletter is led by a Subject Matter Expert (SME), usually one of SANS top rated instructors and reviewed … Continue reading OUCH! Security Awareness Newsletter - Now In Spanish