Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

Security Awareness - The Challenge of Middle Management

Oneof the best things I love about teaching SANS MGT433 around the world is I get to learn what are the most common challenges security awareness professionalsface on a global level. A common challengeI'm seeing pop-up in the last 6-12 months is middle management. A lot of you are reporting you are getting the … Continue reading Security Awareness - The Challenge of Middle Management


Guest Blog - Nudging Towards Security - Part 4

Editor's Note: This is a part of a series of blog posts by Sahil Bansal from Genpact on the topic Nudging Towards Security. Making Security Personal Traditional Approach of Security Communications - Employees behave in a particular way because there is something that motivates them to do so. Traditionally, the information security teams of organizations … Continue reading Guest Blog - Nudging Towards Security - Part 4


RSAC Lab: Achieving and Measuring Success with the Security Awareness Maturity Model

Note: At RSA Conference 2017 I taught a two hour labon the Security Awareness Maturity Model. Specifically what the model is, how to leverage the model in establishing a mature awareness program and the ability to measure your program. This summary was written as a follow-up forthe students who took the lab. Due … Continue reading RSAC Lab: Achieving and Measuring Success with the Security Awareness Maturity Model


Educause Top 10

Information Security Tops List of Higher Ed IT Issues In a recent poll conducted by the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), information security emerged as the top issue in its yearly list of Top 10 IT Issues. … Continue reading Educause Top 10


2017 Planning Ideas and 2016 Lessons Learned

Amplify Your Security Awareness Program in 2017 At the end of December I led a webcast reviewing some of the key lessons learned in 2016 and what we can do in 2017 to keep improving the practice, and impact, of security awareness programs. After working with hundreds of clients and awareness officers from around … Continue reading 2017 Planning Ideas and 2016 Lessons Learned