Security Awareness Blog

We Face the "Curse of Knowledge"

The more I work with the security community on the human element, the more I realize we face what is called the "Curse of Knowledge". The idea behind this theory is that the more you know about a subject, the more difficult it is for you to understand how others perceive it. I first learned … Continue reading We Face the "Curse of Knowledge"


Motivating Staff to Join the Awareness Cause: What the Ambassador Pilot Taught Us

Editors Note: Today's guest post is from Angela Pappas. Angela helps lead the awareness program at Thomson Reuters, a global organization with over 58,000 people. In this series of blogs Angela shares with us how she established their Security Ambassador Program. About a month ago I wrote a blog about the Information Security Ambassador program … Continue reading Motivating Staff to Join the Awareness Cause: What the Ambassador Pilot Taught Us


RSA Panel: Protecting Our Youth from the Wolves of Cyberspace

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to be part of the RSA Keynote panel on protecting kids online. The goal of the panel was to raise awareness of the risks kids face online today, but also just as importantly what we can do about it. I've been actively presenting around the world for … Continue reading RSA Panel: Protecting Our Youth from the Wolves of Cyberspace


A Tale of Two Summits - #SecAwareSummit

Folks, you have no idea how excited I am to officially announce the upcoming Security Awareness Summits in both London (10 July) and Philly (19 August). As many of you know we held our first Security Awareness Summit in Dallas last year. The results and feedback were so positive we are hosting two this year. … Continue reading A Tale of Two Summits - #SecAwareSummit


Book Review - Leaders Eat Last

As the book title sounds, "Leaders Eat Last" is a book on leadership. I read this book as it was recommended by several security awareness officers I know. Instead of a book on data driven management, the book focuses on the human element of leading. The book is fascinating as Simon Sinek goes into the … Continue reading Book Review - Leaders Eat Last