Security Awareness Blog

Auto-updating on iOS7 / Maverick

Over the weekend I got a chance to download and play with Apple's new iOS7. From a security perspective, the feature I have seen receive the most attention is the iPhone/iOS's new fingerprint biometric support. However, there is something else that I feel is important that has NOT received the attention it deserves. iOS7 now … Continue reading Auto-updating on iOS7 / Maverick


Who, Me?

In the past two weeks I've taught three different security seminars at three different organizations, each time for their security staff. A common trend I'm seeing and that continues to surprise me, and was confirmed at all three events, is that most employees still do not realize they are a target. I thought with all … Continue reading Who, Me?


Awareness Ambassador Programs - Pumping Up The Volume

A common challenge with awareness programs for large organizations is no one single awareness officer can effectively communicate to everyone. As a result, larger organizations will sometimes build an ambassador program, these are volunteers that help represent the security awareness team and share best practices, answer simple security questions and can be a conduit between … Continue reading Awareness Ambassador Programs - Pumping Up The Volume


The Power of the Communications Officer

One of the things I love about helping organizations with their awareness program is I'm constantly learning different approaches to changing culture. One of the key things I'm learning is, regardless of your approach if you do not have buy in and support of your internal communications team, your program is dead in the water. … Continue reading The Power of the Communications Officer


Ten Things to Think About For Your Security Awareness Program (Guest Blog)

Editor's Note:This guest blog post is from Sandra Dunn from HP. Sandra will be leading a mentor led MGT433 course in Boise, Idaho in October. There is an interesting debate in the dark corners of Security Awareness nerdom regarding the benefits of Security Awareness Programs. The arguments go back and forth, "You can't trust your … Continue reading Ten Things to Think About For Your Security Awareness Program (Guest Blog)