Security Awareness Blog

NIST / NICE Security Awareness and Education Strategy

As some of you may already know, NIST (the US National Institute of Standards and Technology) recently published a draft version on its strategy for promoting cyber security awareness and education. This is a draft version and can be a bit hard to read, but it has three core goals. From page 2 of the … Continue reading NIST / NICE Security Awareness and Education Strategy


Security Awareness Newsletter OUCH! - For August

We just released the August edition of OUCH! today. As always, this is our free security awareness newsletter designed for the Ordinary Computer User (OCU) that you are free to share with others or distribute in your own organization. We understand that awareness is a global challenge, that is why we translate OUCH! into ten … Continue reading Security Awareness Newsletter OUCH! - For August


Browser Security for the OCU

I've read several interesting security posts on which browser security plugins/add-ons/extensions are best for securing your online activities. After reading through some of these, I began to wonder, which plugins should we be recommending to the Ordinary Computer User, what plugins should we be recommending in a security awareness program? I posted this question to … Continue reading Browser Security for the OCU


Security Awareness for iPhone Personal Hotspot feature.

One of the things we often teach in security awareness about mobile devices is disabling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi if you are not using them. By having these services enabled all the time, especially while traveling, can expose you to greater risk as others may be able to connect to your system. For example, with Wi-Fi … Continue reading Security Awareness for iPhone Personal Hotspot feature.


Security Awareness Presentations

I just wanted to update you on several more free resources to help support your security awareness and education program. I've updated the Securing The Human OS presentation to include two different versions. One version has the slides with detailed notes so you can review the content. Also there is now a full slide version … Continue reading Security Awareness Presentations