Security Awareness Blog

The Forgetting Curve - The Importance of Reinforcement

I recently attended the Learning 3.0 Conference in Chicago, IL. As someone whose career has been primarily about security and mitigating risk, I realized we have a lot to learn from others about cognitive behavior and the science of learning. I attended several excellent talks at the event which I'll be sharing over the week. … Continue reading The Forgetting Curve - The Importance of Reinforcement


Awareness Programs for High Turnover

Recently @erickolb asked me a great question, how do you train and engage a workforce that has a high-turn over rate? This is a common challenge, especially for industries such as retail where high-turn over or seasonal hires can greatly complicate your program. These are some initial recommendations I would make. Start With Your Core: … Continue reading Awareness Programs for High Turnover


The Tao of Security Awareness - Detection

Richard Bejtlich, CSO of Mandiant and a security professional I have admired for years, recently posted his thoughts on the value of security awareness. He and I agree on many points. The goal of awareness is to reduce risk, specifically human risk, and if done right it can be effective at it. Security awareness metrics … Continue reading The Tao of Security Awareness - Detection


Phishing Assessments - A Simple, Anonymous and Free Approach

Phishing assessments are a powerful way to not only measure the awareness of an organization, but to reinforce key learning objectives. Nothing is more powerful then when people click on a link and then get instant feedback they just fell victim to a test, and then learn more about what phishing is and how they … Continue reading Phishing Assessments - A Simple, Anonymous and Free Approach


Kicking Off Security Awareness Month With a Bang!

Folks, it is officially National Cyber Security Awareness Month (both in the States and in Europe) and we could not be more excited. To help you, your family and your co-workers the SANS Securing The Human team has released a series of great resources for you to use and share. 1.Securing Your Kids Online: This … Continue reading Kicking Off Security Awareness Month With a Bang!