Security Awareness Blog

Upcoming Training on Building High-Impact, Engaging Awareness Programs

Building a high-impact, engaging security awareness program can be a big challenge, there are so few planning resources and so many different skills required including communications, project management, cognitive behavior, risks assessments and metrics. As a result, most organizations have no idea where to start. If you are looking to build a new awareness program … Continue reading Upcoming Training on Building High-Impact, Engaging Awareness Programs


Two Lessons Learned for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

As a security awareness officer I'm always interested in new ways to improve awareness training. As a father of three I'm always doing the same, but for my kids. In many ways securing your kids at home faces the same challenges at work. You create an Acceptable Use Policy, you ensure your kids understand and … Continue reading Two Lessons Learned for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online


Reward vs Punishment - Which is Best for my Awareness Program?

One of the levers we have to changing behaviors is reward and punishment. Reward behaviors we want to encourage, punish behaviors we want to stop. But which one is more effective, and which ones should we use? To be honest, this is a complex question and in part depends on your environment. However this is … Continue reading Reward vs Punishment - Which is Best for my Awareness Program?


How to Get Actionable Feedback on Your Security Awareness Program

A key step to any successful security awareness program is to regularly collect feedback and use that feedback to improve your program. In fact updating is stage four of the Security Awareness Roadmap. By constantly updating your program not only are you ensuring that it is current, but you keep the program engaging. With … Continue reading How to Get Actionable Feedback on Your Security Awareness Program


Security Awareness Roadmap - Officially Released

Building, maintaining and measuring a high-impact security awareness program takes alot of work. As a result, too often organizations are overwhelmed with where to start. Fortunately, there is a community of over 200 security awareness officers dedicated to developing free resources to help organizations with this process. One result is the Security Awareness Roadmap. … Continue reading Security Awareness Roadmap - Officially Released