Security Awareness Newsletter

Security Awareness Newsletter

"Wow! This is the first security awareness document that our users really like! Thank you, SANS"

That note came from the CISO of an 8,000 employee organization. OUCH! is the world's leading, free security awareness newsletter designed for everyone. Published every month and in multiple languages, each edition is carefully researched and developed by the SANS Securing The Human team, SANS instructors and members of the community. Each issue focuses on and explains a specific topic and actionable steps people can take to protect themselves, their family and their organization. OUCH! is distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. You are free to distribute OUCH! as part of your security awareness program or share OUCH! with your family, friends and coworkers. The only limitation is you cannot modify nor sell OUCH!. All translations are done by community volunteers. As such, at times some languages may not be available.

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OUCH! Archives 2016-2018
January 2018Creating a Cybersecure Home
December 2017Lock Down Your Login
November 2017Shopping Online Securely
October 2017Helping Others Secure Themselves
September 2017Password Managers
August 2017Backup & Recovery
July 2017Gaming Online Safely & Securely
June 2017Lessons From WannaCry
May 2017Securing Today's Online Kids
April 2017Passphrases
March 2017Securely Using Mobile Apps
February 2017Staying Secure on the Road
January 2017Social Engineering
December 2016Securely Disposing of Your Mobile Device
November 2016Using The Cloud Securely
October 2016Four Steps to Staying Secure
September 2016Email Do's and Don'ts
August 2016Ransomware
July 2016CEO Fraud
June 2016Encryption
May 2016Internet of Things (IoT)
April 2016I'm Hacked, Now What?
March 2016What Is Malware?
February 2016Securing Your Home Network
January 2016Securing Your New Tablet

OUCH! Team

OUCH! is developed through a rigorous process involving numerous volunteers. Every issue starts as a draft written by a Guest Editor, a Subject Matter Expert in that month's topic. This draft is then intensely reviewed by our experienced editorial board. Once updated, the newsletter is then reviewed and finalized by our team of community reviewers. OUCH is then proofread and translated into multiple languages by our team of translation volunteers. OUCH! is a tremendous community effort and would not be possible without the hard work of the people below.

Editorial Board

  • Cathy Click
  • Cheryl Conley
  • Phil Hoffman
  • Walt Scrivens

Community Review Board

  • Mike Saurbaugh
  • Mohammed Houssaini Sqalli
  • Paulletta Thomas
  • Philip Johnsey
  • Scott Eigenhuis
  • ShanShan Pa
  • Sheldon Smith
  • Stefano Bonacina


  • Arabic:
    Talal AlKharobi
    Ziyad AlShehri
    Farag Azzedin
    Mohammed Srour

  • Bahasa Indonesia:
    T. Gunawan

  • Brazilian Portuguese:
    Homero Palheta Michelini
    Marta Visser
    Rodrigo Gularte

  • Bulgarian:
    Nikolay Dachev
    Radoslava Nestorova

  • Chinese (Simplified):
    Mei Tang
    Jiguan Lee

  • Chinese (Traditional):
    ShanShan Pa

  • Danish:
    Mie Ljungberg Kristensen
    Thomas Ljungberg Kristensen

  • Dutch:
    Sven Jacobs
    Tom Palmaers

  • Farsi:
    Saeed Mirjalili
    Majid Hedayati

  • Finnish:
    €œKirill Filatov

  • French:
    Marilyn Combet
    Benoit Ramillon

  • German:
    Eike Dreesen
    René Wiedewilt
    Mark Kreul

  • Hebrew:
    Gady Margalit
    Dror Inbar

  • Hungarian:
    Birkás Bence

  • Italian:
    Cornacchia Gianna
    Luraghi Angelo
    Sorge Enrico

  • Japanese:
    Gou Tokida
    Takayuki (Taki) Uchiyama

  • Korean:
    Yune Sung
    Suhee Jin

  • Latvian:
    Edgars Tauriņš

  • Lithuanian:
    Tomas Norušis

  • Malaysian:
    Hashimi Anwar
    Suraya Za’afar