Security Awareness Blog

Gaining Long Term Support

For your security awareness program to have a true impact, it must be a long term investment. You cannot change behaviors, nor create a security culture, with just a one or two year program. As such you need management's support for the long term. One way that can help you gain that long term support … Continue reading Gaining Long Term Support


OUCH! and SMEs

Two exciting announcements I wanted to share. 1. First, the May edition of OUCH! is out. This month we focus on how to safely dispose your old or unused mobile devices. You would be stunned at how much private data your smartphone or tablet has, often far more then your laptop. Yet people think of … Continue reading OUCH! and SMEs


Engaging People Part II - Your Steering Committee

In our last post we discussed some of the most common challenges organizations face in reaching people in their awareness program, and effective way to overcome them. This blog continues that theme with a second method, utilizing your Steering Committee. A Steering Committee (or Advisory Board) is a team of 5-10 volunteers from different departments … Continue reading Engaging People Part II - Your Steering Committee


Engaging People Within Real World Limitations

A common challenge I'm seeing organizations have, both small and large, is how to engage people in their security awareness program. Some common limitations I'm seeing include ... Security awareness training is not required. To be honest I was surprised by this. Even large organizations that have a low risk tolerance often did not have … Continue reading Engaging People Within Real World Limitations


Overcoming the Security Awareness 5% Challenge - Stickers

In a previous post we discussed the challenge of communicating awareness programs in your organization. Specifically, if your training is a scheduled event you will probably average around a 5% show-up rate. For your training to be effective in today's highly connected environment people need to be able to take it when they want … Continue reading Overcoming the Security Awareness 5% Challenge - Stickers