Security Awareness Blog

The Security Awareness Planning Kit - Awareness Made Simple

People often under estimate the amount of planning required to establish a high-impact security awareness program. If your goal is just compliance, you can get away with pretty minimal planning. But if you want to make a difference, if you want to truly have an impact and change behavior, you need to plan. However, many … Continue reading The Security Awareness Planning Kit - Awareness Made Simple


Cloud Can Make Sharing too Easy / Confusing

I'm a big fan of the Cloud, it enables you to remotely work with large groups of people around the world, creating tremendous efficiencies not available before. For all those security people kicking and screaming about the Cloud, time to face reality the Cloud is here to stay. Our job now is to understand it's … Continue reading Cloud Can Make Sharing too Easy / Confusing


New Awareness Training - Securing The App

A key step in any high-impact security awareness program is identifying WHO your targets are, whose behaviors do you want to change? Different targets often require different or additional awareness training. For example, technical people such as IT Staff and Web Developers not only require your organization's basic awareness training, but often additional, more skill … Continue reading New Awareness Training - Securing The App


Primary vs. Reinforcement Training - The Key to Changing Human Behavior

Recently we have been discussing different methods of training and how to change behavior, such as the halo effect of reinforcement training. Today I wanted to take a step back and do a brief review of the two different categories of security awareness training and a simple way to compare these two categories to common … Continue reading Primary vs. Reinforcement Training - The Key to Changing Human Behavior


Reinforcement Training - The Halo Effect

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 3.0 Conference which focused on eLearning. I was really impressed by a talk by Dr. Art Kohn on Cognitive Behavior. One of the things he helped me understand is how to best leverage reinforcement training, or what he called booster training. The idea is once a … Continue reading Reinforcement Training - The Halo Effect