Security Awareness Blog

Webcast This Friday - "Securing The Human"

Folks, I'll be hosting a webcast this Friday at 2pm Central titled "Securing The Human". I'll cover the five stages to building a high-impact security awareness program and key steps to achieving them. In addition I'll share a variety of community resources that are freely available to help get your program up to speed. … Continue reading Webcast This Friday - "Securing The Human"


Don't Get Hooked - Email Image

Last December we released a new security awareness poster - "Don't Get Hooked". This poster explains what phishing and spear phishing are and then shows an example email with numerous phishing indicators pointed out. Anyone is welcome to download, print and distribute as many copies of this poster as they like.In addition, we are … Continue reading Don't Get Hooked - Email Image


Verizon DBIR - Great Action Items for Awareness Programs

I finished reviewing the new Verizon DBIR (Data Breach Investigations Report). I think this is their best yet. If you are unfamiliar with this report, its the most comprehensive analysis of what the bad guys are doing each year. This years analysis is based on data from 95 countries, 1,367 confirmed breaches and 63,437 incidents. … Continue reading Verizon DBIR - Great Action Items for Awareness Programs


Out-of-Band OUCH! - Heartbleed, Why Do I Care

A key step to protecting most operating systems is regularly patching and updating them. Some operating systems, such as Microsoft, are updated on a monthly basis, known as Patch Tuesday. However, every now and then a critical vulnerability is found, one that bad guys are actively exploiting. In these cases organizations like Microsoft release what … Continue reading Out-of-Band OUCH! - Heartbleed, Why Do I Care


Guest Blog - Taking a Generational Approach to Security Awareness

Editorial Note: This is a guest blog post from Paula Fetterman . We feel she came up with an amazing idea and asked her to share it here. In Feb 2014, I had the opportunity to attend the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. While attending an early morning session (thank goodness for caffeine), I … Continue reading Guest Blog - Taking a Generational Approach to Security Awareness