Security Awareness Blog

Strategic Issues For Deploying Your Security Awareness Program

Last month we discussed the first step in planning your awareness program, building your security awareness Steering Committe (SC). This will be the foundation for your program and help ensure long term success. This is where every new program should start. However one of the common questions I'm asked is what next, what do you … Continue reading Strategic Issues For Deploying Your Security Awareness Program


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.