Security Awareness Blog

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)


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