Security Awareness Blog

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)


Security Awareness Officer Two Day Course - MGT433

Building, maintaining and measuring an engaging security awareness program that not only ensures you are compliant but also changes behavior and reduces risk is a tough challenge. SANS MGT433 is a two day course designed to teach you how to do just that, build an awareness program that makes a difference. The course is … Continue reading Security Awareness Officer Two Day Course - MGT433


How We Create Content

A question we are commonly asked is how do we create our awareness content, what processes do we use? How can we ensure our content will have the greatest impact possible? Most awareness programs take a haphazard approach to content by randomly picking topics for their program, there is no analysis on what are the … Continue reading How We Create Content


Awareness Training for Those Marketing Folks

One of the challenges with awareness training is no single set of training will address all of your organization's needs. While almost all employees share some common human risks (email, social media, passwords, etc) there are specific roles that require additional or specialized training. One example is IT Staff, because of their privileged access they … Continue reading Awareness Training for Those Marketing Folks


Malware Posing as OUCH! Newsletter

We learned over the weekend that there is an infected PDF file posing as the July OUCH! security awareness newsletter (thanks to @botherder for original notification). You can find the analysis of the PDF file at the Malwr website. While we have not found this in the wild yet, we wanted to warn the community. … Continue reading Malware Posing as OUCH! Newsletter