Security Awareness Blog

Top 3 Reasons Security Awareness Training Fails

Continuing our top three trend I wanted to share the top three reasons I see awareness programs fail. By fail I mean they do not have an impact. If compliance is your only goal, this is much simpler to achieve. Having an impact through behavior change is a far greater challenge. 1. No Plan: This … Continue reading Top 3 Reasons Security Awareness Training Fails


Top 3 Misconceptions on Security Awareness Training

While working with executives and security professionals on awareness training, I tend to run across the same questions or misconceptions. I wanted to share with you the top three I most commonly run into and explain why were others sees problems, I see solutions. 1. Awareness never worked in the past, why should it work … Continue reading Top 3 Misconceptions on Security Awareness Training


Security Awareness Training - Starting With Project Charter

I recently took Jeff Frisk's MGT 525 course on project planning. This is a great class to take if you are going to be working on any large scale or long term project, such as a security awareness program. What I liked best about his course is it brings structure to planning such a program … Continue reading Security Awareness Training - Starting With Project Charter


Security Awareness Metrics Checklist

For a high-impact security awareness program to be effective, you need the ability to measure your awareness program. Security awareness metrics are something I have written about in the past. To help centralize your security awareness metrics planning I have created a metrics checklist. This matrix breaks down awareness metrics into two categories, those … Continue reading Security Awareness Metrics Checklist


How to Effectively Reward Secure Behaviors

One of the challenges with creating a high-impact security awareness program is how do you reward good behavior? Obviously enforcement is important to any awareness program, but at some point we need to combine that with positive reinforcement. However this is not as simple as it seems, it turns out rewarding good behavior can have … Continue reading How to Effectively Reward Secure Behaviors