Security Awareness Blog

Security Awareness Blog

Leveraging the Human to Break the Cyber Kill Chain

A kill chain is a term used by the US military to describe the steps or stages an adversary takes to attack you. The fascinating paper Intelligence-Driven Computer Network Defense Informed by Analysis of Adversary Campaigns and Intrusion Kill Chains by Lockheed Martin applies the same concept but to cyber security, a Cyber Kill Chain. … Continue reading Leveraging the Human to Break the Cyber Kill Chain

OUCH Newsletter - Securing Your New Tablet

The OUCH! security awareness newsletter is out. This month we focus on how to secure your new tablet. We figured that after the holidays many of you or your family may have received a new mobile device. Technology such as tablets are exciting and powerful, but come with some unique risks. Our goal is … Continue reading OUCH Newsletter - Securing Your New Tablet

SANS Securing The Human Named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

We are honored and thrilled to announce that SANS Securing The Human has been named by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. In addition to being recognized for completeness of vision, we were ranked above all other organizations in our ability to execute. With over 1,000 … Continue reading SANS Securing The Human Named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Mobile Health Cyber Hygiene

Editor's Note: This Guest Blog series is by Meryt McGindley,Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs for the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) and Daniel Weissman, Director at SANS Institute. In this blog they discuss how mobile health technologies make healthcare information sharing easier but require strong security hygiene by End Users. Today, mobile … Continue reading Mobile Health Cyber Hygiene

OUCH! Newsletter is Out - Revisit Phishing

Folks, I'm excited to announce the December edition of the OUCH! newsletter is out. Led by Guest Editor Dr. Lance Hayden (author of IT Security Metrics and People-Centric Security) we revisit phishing. With the holidays coming up, this is a prime time for con artists and scammers to attempt to fool and trick millions of … Continue reading OUCH! Newsletter is Out - Revisit Phishing