Security Awareness Blog

June OUCH is Out

The June edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter is out. This month we focus on URL Shorteners and QR Codes. While these technologies are not what I would consider a high priority risk (compared to some of the other human risks we see) what makes these technologies unique is many people do not know … Continue reading June OUCH is Out


Guest Post - Go Beyond âCheck-the-Box' Compliance

Editor's Note:This guest blog post is from John Andrew at Honeywell. How do we persuade folks who are resistant to ''Security Awareness' efforts? Great question! I was fortunate to pick up a rare last minute opening - to go on a 3 day backpacking & camping trip at Cumberland Island National Forest on the coast … Continue reading Guest Post - Go Beyond ''Check-the-Box' Compliance


A New OUCH!

Earlier this week we released the latest edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter, "Passwords / Passphrases". We explain in simple terms how you can create strong passwords using passhrases, and some simple steps to using them safely. However with this release come some new changes we are excited about. Updated Look: We changed the … Continue reading A New OUCH!


DBIR Report - A Fascinating Human Perspective

As many of you know Verizon recently released their 2013 DBIR (Data Breach Investigations Report) which analyzes 621 known, documented breaches collected from 19 organizations. There is a huge wealth of information here, and if you have time read it. You can download it from http://www.verizonenterprise.com/DBIR/2013/ There is alot of humor injected, which makes … Continue reading DBIR Report - A Fascinating Human Perspective


Stop Blaming People And Start Blaming Ourselves - Starting With Passwords

Okay, this one is for the security community. I'm amazed and stunned how often our community arrogantly blames people for security risks, when it is ourselves that are only to blame. Let's pick on everyone's favorite flogging topic when it comes to people, passwords. You know, the topic where we blame users for being 'stupid' … Continue reading Stop Blaming People And Start Blaming Ourselves - Starting With Passwords