Security Awareness Blog

Lessons in Building your own Awareness Community - At the EU #SecAwareSummit

Editor's Note: Martine van de Merwe and Chris Karelse arespeakers for the upcomingSecurity Awareness Summit 6/7 December in London. Below they give an overview of their talk on Building Your Own Awareness Community. We all have that experience where it was better if we connected more and earlier with other security awareness professionals. It is … Continue reading Lessons in Building your own Awareness Community - At the EU #SecAwareSummit


Three Commandments to Building a Mature Awareness Program

I'm excited how more and more organizations understand that cyber security isno longer just about technology, but about people. To have an effective security program, you have to also effectively manage your human risk. And to manage your human risk, you need an effective awareness program. But it also amazes me how people over complicate … Continue reading Three Commandments to Building a Mature Awareness Program


KRACK Attack - What to Communicate

Editor's Note: This blog is a work in progress and will be actively updated as new information is released. It was announced (Monday, 16 October, 2017) that the globally used WPA2 Wi-Fisecurity protocolhas been broken. This standard is the most commonly usedsecurity standard used by Wi-Fi networks around the world. The attack targets (and breaks) … Continue reading KRACK Attack - What to Communicate


Hey America (and World) GDPR Applies to You Too

In 2003 California rocked the privacy world when it passedCalifornia S.B. 1386. This law stated that any organization that was breached and had the personal data of California residents had to notify those individuals that their data was breached. While the lawwas only passed inCalifornia, the law impacted any organization in the United Statesthat handled … Continue reading Hey America (and World) GDPR Applies to You Too


The Five Tenets of Cyber Security

To manage risk, you have to first define it. What stuns me is how often security professionals that have been in this field 5, 10 or even 15 years are so lostin the technical weeds they forget (or never truly learned) the fundamentals of what we do. So, just to recap for those of us … Continue reading The Five Tenets of Cyber Security