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! 2017 Newsletters

July 2017: Gaming Online Safely & Securely

June 2017: Lessons From WannaCry

May 2017: Securing Today's Online Kids

April 2017: Passphrases

March 2017: Securely Using Mobile Apps

February 2017: Staying Secure on the Road

January 2017: Social Engineering

OUCH! Archives 2015-2017
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
December 2015Phishing
November 2015Shopping Online Securely
October 2015Password Managers
September 2015Two-Step Verification
August 2015Backup & Recovery
July 2015Social Media
June 2015Educating Kids on Cyber Safety
May 2015Securing the Cyber Generation Gap
April 2015Passphrases
March 2015Gaming Online Safely & Securely
February 2015Staying Secure on the Road
January 2015Securely Using Mobile Apps

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

Translators

  • 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):
    Zihao Cheng

  • Chinese (Traditional):
    ShanShan Pa

  • Danish:
    Mie Ljungberg Kristensen
    Thomas Ljungberg Kristensen

  • Dutch:
    Sven Jacobs
    Tom Palmaers

  • Farsi:
    Saeed Mirjalili
    Majid Hedayati

  • Finnish:
    €œKirill Filatov