Security Awareness Blog

When Data Can't Be Private on Social Networking - Part II

Last week I posted the top five reasons why your data cannot be private on a social networking site. Do not get me wrong, I think social networking sites are a tremendous tool. I cannot think of a better way to quickly and easily share information with so many people around the world. My concern … Continue reading When Data Can't Be Private on Social Networking - Part II


SANS Orlando - Security Awareness Training For Parents / Kids

If you are attending SANS Orlando this March, consider signing up for Family Night. This is a free one hour talk on how parents can keep their kids safe and secure when they are online. The Internet comes with unique risks, especially for young, trusting children. At the same time we all want our children … Continue reading SANS Orlando - Security Awareness Training For Parents / Kids


Security Awareness Training - Primary Communication

Last week I started a new series in security awareness training on how to communicate your awareness program. Even once you identify the most effective security awareness topics for your organization, you will not have an impact unless you effectively communicate those topics. Last week I broke down security awareness communication into two categories, primary … Continue reading Security Awareness Training - Primary Communication


Awareness Training About Privacy on Social Networking Sites

Last week I presented a three hour awareness workshop for a large university. When you live and breath security on a daily basis, what you take for granted as common knowledge you quickly remember is not so common. For me, it really hits home when you see the light bulbs click and people begin to … Continue reading Awareness Training About Privacy on Social Networking Sites


Social Engineering - Seven Deadly Weaknesses

Cisco just released their Annual Security Report for 2010. I found this to be one of the best written annual security reports I have read in a while. The format is very easy to read and instead of providing useless statistics, the report provides analysis and intelligence. You get a real feel for what the … Continue reading Social Engineering - Seven Deadly Weaknesses