Security Awareness Blog

Security Awareness Summit - After Action Report

The 3rd annual Security Awareness Summit is overand I'm still attempting to digest all the amazing information. The summitincluded 17 speakers (10 of which were lightening talks), video wars, show-n-tell, a group case study and numerous networking events. You can download all the slides and handouts from the event at the summitarchives site. In addition, … Continue reading Security Awareness Summit - After Action Report


OUCH is Out - Ransomware

The August edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter is out. We selected thetopic Ransomware as ithas exploded as one of the most common types of malware used by cyber criminals today. Awareness, and not technology, is one of the best defenses people have against it.In addition, we are thrilled to have one of the … Continue reading OUCH is Out - Ransomware


Two New Webcasts Posted For You

Folks, we hosted two very popular webcasts last week that we wanted to be sure you had access to. Both of these webcasts are posted and freely available on our Secure The Human YouTube channel. Preparing For NCSAM: For many security awareness officers, October can be your busiest month as you prepare for and launch … Continue reading Two New Webcasts Posted For You


Security Awareness Roadmap - Updated Version

The Security Awareness Maturity Model was developed five years ago by a community of security awareness officers to solve a problem. Specifically the awareness communityneeded a way to visually communicate whatstagea security awareness program was currently at and where the organizationwanted to take it. The Security Awareness Roadmap builds on the maturity model by definingeach … Continue reading Security Awareness Roadmap - Updated Version


Why The Spectacular Growth in Ransomware?

Ransomware has become the attack 'du-jour' for cyber criminals, with successful attacks and reported paymentsall over the news (Brian Krebs being one of my all time favorite resources on the topic). However a question I have not seen answered is WHY are we seeing such an explosion? Running the Honeynet Project for ten years … Continue reading Why The Spectacular Growth in Ransomware?