Security Awareness Blog

Behavior Model - Helps Explain Why We Can Be So Bad at Awareness

Recently I attended the Human Behavior Design course by Dr. BJ Fogg. One of my key take aways from the course is his Behavior Model and how it applies to security awareness training. By understanding this simple model (I highly recommend you take five minutes to check it out), you begin to understand why so … Continue reading Behavior Model - Helps Explain Why We Can Be So Bad at Awareness


Security Awareness Summit Roundup

Folks, we wanted to share a friendly follow-up on the Security Awareness Summit this week. We had over 130 security awareness officers from around the world and numerous industries come to share their lessons learned. We designed the summit for maximum interaction, to include a 'show-n-tell' table where people could share their awareness materials, attendee … Continue reading Security Awareness Summit Roundup


Follow the Security Awareness Summit at #SecAwareSummit

Folks, friendly reminder that SANS first Security Awareness Summit will be next Wednesday, 10 September in Dallas TX. Not only am I excited about the six great speakers, but Alan Paller (SANS Director of Research) will be leading the panel at the end of the day. In addition we have lightning talks during lunch and … Continue reading Follow the Security Awareness Summit at #SecAwareSummit


OUCH! is Out - Using The Cloud Securely

The OUCH! security awareness newsletter for September is out. Led by Guest Editors James and Kelli Tarala, we explain what the Cloud is, how it works and how to use it securely. With the proliferation and use of Cloud technologies such as Google Docs, Dropbox or iCloud people are exposing themselves to greater and greater … Continue reading OUCH! is Out - Using The Cloud Securely


BJ Fogg - Behavior Model / Camp

One of the primary goals of most security awareness programs is to change human behavior. By changing peoples' behaviors we can reduce risk both to themselves and their organization. As we have documented in the Security Awareness Planning Kit, to change human behavior we need to answer three key questions, WHOSE behavior do we … Continue reading BJ Fogg - Behavior Model / Camp