Security Awareness Blog

This is Why The Human is the Weakest Link

Computers and mobile devices store, process and transfer highly valuable information. As a result, your organization most likely invests a great deal of resources to protect them. Protect the end point and you protect the information. Humans also store, process and transfer information, employees are in many ways another operating system, the HumanOS. Yet … Continue reading This is Why The Human is the Weakest Link


Does Security Awareness Training Need to Cover The Cloud?

As I mentioned in my last post, Pauldotcom recently sponsored a great podcast on the value of security awareness training, with some very smart folks both for and against awareness training. The podcast helped me think of new issues. One of the key points brought up was there is no need to teach people about … Continue reading Does Security Awareness Training Need to Cover The Cloud?


Three Killer Security Awareness Webcasts This Oct

Folks, as many of you know next month is NCSA (National Cyber Security Awareness) month. This is a great time to spruce up your security awareness program. To help energize your awareness training SANS Securing The Human will be hosting three free webcasts. Sign up now and don't miss a great opportunity to learn and … Continue reading Three Killer Security Awareness Webcasts This Oct


Security Awareness - Is 95% Good Enough?

Last week on the infamous podcast series Pauldotcom I was fortunate enough to join an amazing group of security professionals to discuss if security awareness is worth the time and effort. If you have not listened to Pauldotcom before, definitely try them out. No Political Correctness there, people definitely speak their minds. The podcast included … Continue reading Security Awareness - Is 95% Good Enough?


Dropbox Gets Two-Factor Authentication Right

Dropbox is the 800 pound gorilla of the Cloud world, so they are the target when they do things wrong, as I and others have pointed out in the past. But let's also commend them for when they do things right. Last week Dropbox enabled two-factor authentication for their users and I've been trying it … Continue reading Dropbox Gets Two-Factor Authentication Right