Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

Book Review - Social Engineering

If you want an effective security awareness program you have to understand how employees will be attacked, and to understand that you need to know the fundamentals of social engineering.I just finished reading the book Social Engineering by Chris Hadnagy and wanted to share with you my thoughts. First, there are surprisingly few good books … Continue reading Book Review - Social Engineering


When Data Can't Be Private on Social Networking - Part II

Last week I posted the top five reasons why your data cannot be private on a social networking site. Do not get me wrong, I think social networking sites are a tremendous tool. I cannot think of a better way to quickly and easily share information with so many people around the world. My concern … Continue reading When Data Can't Be Private on Social Networking - Part II


SANS Orlando - Security Awareness Training For Parents / Kids

If you are attending SANS Orlando this March, consider signing up for Family Night. This is a free one hour talk on how parents can keep their kids safe and secure when they are online. The Internet comes with unique risks, especially for young, trusting children. At the same time we all want our children … Continue reading SANS Orlando - Security Awareness Training For Parents / Kids


Security Awareness Training - Primary Communication

Last week I started a new series in security awareness training on how to communicate your awareness program. Even once you identify the most effective security awareness topics for your organization, you will not have an impact unless you effectively communicate those topics. Last week I broke down security awareness communication into two categories, primary … Continue reading Security Awareness Training - Primary Communication


Awareness Training About Privacy on Social Networking Sites

Last week I presented a three hour awareness workshop for a large university. When you live and breath security on a daily basis, what you take for granted as common knowledge you quickly remember is not so common. For me, it really hits home when you see the light bulbs click and people begin to … Continue reading Awareness Training About Privacy on Social Networking Sites