Security Awareness Blog

Getting Support for Security Awareness - Don't Start With Security

I just finished teaching SANS' two day class on building a high-impact security awareness program, where we had a fascinating discussion on gaining stakeholder support. A trend many of us are seeing is that the greatest support for security awareness programs does not come from security, but often from other departments totally un-related to security. … Continue reading Getting Support for Security Awareness - Don't Start With Security


Security Awareness Video Posted - How To Protect Your Kids Online

Folks, we know and understand that one of the greatest challenges with cyber security is not just keeping employees secure online, but supporting your very own children. As such, we have released a new four minute security awareness video on how to keep kids secure online. We all want our kids to benefit and learn … Continue reading Security Awareness Video Posted - How To Protect Your Kids Online


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