Security Awareness Blog

Looking for Speakers for October?

Editor's Note: This post has been updated for 2016. To learn more about making the most of National Cyber Security Awareness Month,check out the NCSAM Planning Kit. As many of us know, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM or #CyberAware). This is the month many organizations use to promote their … Continue reading Looking for Speakers for October?


Security Awareness and the New Hire Process

A common problem many organizations face with their security awareness program is the new hire process. They are tasked to train and secure new hires, but often have very limited time and resources to do this (sometimes no more than 15 minutes to 'secure' each new hire during the initial on-boarding). In addition, new hires … Continue reading Security Awareness and the New Hire Process


OUCH is Out

The August edition of the OUCH! newsletter is out. This month we cover backups. While not as sexy or exciting as other security measures, it is one of the most important (and simple) steps you can take to protect your data. Just last week my wife's hard drive crashed. We lost over 45,000 family photos … Continue reading OUCH is Out


Tip of the Day - Brand New

The Tip of the Day program is a free resource developed for the community. It provides a new security awareness tip every day on how you can secure yourself online. While the lessons learned focus primarily on home or personal use, these same behaviors also help secure today's organizations. As we are seeing throughout industries, … Continue reading Tip of the Day - Brand New


Not your father's CIP

Michael Assante There are many things that are still fuzzy when thinking ahead to CIPv5, what is clear is that you can't simply take your past V3 experience and apply it forward. NERC and industry have taken a big step forward in designing a set of cybersecurity standards that focus on protecting against cyber compromises … Continue reading Not your father's CIP