Feb 16, 2017

The Benefits Of Microlearning In Security Awareness

By | February 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Formal learning has long been the bedrock of school systems worldwide. We go to class. A teacher presents the information. We are then tested on that information. It’s a scheduled, systematic way of educating. This is also the way most security awareness programs are designed. Users take a course or [...]

Feb 09, 2017

Parenting A Geek Part 2: Changing Behavior

By | February 9th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Kids and Security|

In Part 1 of Parenting a Geek, we discussed the threats kids face online, how to identify those threats, and recommended a few technical solutions to keep kids safe. And while we're all about utilizing the tools we have at our disposal, the biggest challenge is raising awareness and ultimately [...]

Feb 02, 2017

Parenting a Geek Part 1: Identifying Online Threats

By | February 2nd, 2017|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security|

I’m a technologist. I love technology. Whether it’s automating my ceiling fans or tinkering with my router, I’m into it. Not only have I been to a Star Trek convention, I dressed up as a member of the crew. And so did the family, including my ten-year-old daughter. Yeah, that’s [...]

Jan 26, 2017

Using Brand Awareness To Improve Your Awareness Program

By | January 26th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

When marketing goods or services, every company’s success largely relies on their brand awareness—a measurement of how recognizable their product is to consumers. When we shop, the product we choose is often one we’re familiar with—some combination of name, logo and colors (among others). Being recognizable is a key component [...]

Jan 19, 2017

How Do VPNs Work?

By | January 19th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

We talk about VPNs (virtual private networks) a lot and how important they are to information security. But we rarely discuss how they work or what they’re doing. So today, we’re going to dive in a little deeper and attempt to visualize the process to get a better understanding of [...]

Jan 12, 2017

Use Gamification to Drive Engagement with Monthly Newsletters

By | January 12th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Monthly newsletters are a wonderful, simple, low-cost method to create a foundation for any security awareness program. They provide a visually-engaging informal learning opportunity that your employees can enjoy at their leisure, and can allow you to create a reference library of a multitude of topics for your users to access [...]

Jan 12, 2017

Why You Need An Incident Response Plan

By | January 12th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

“It won’t happen to us.” The first step to failure in information security is the assumption that you and your organization are above being compromised. You can buy the best security awareness training in the universe, employ the world’s top IT and network administrators, implement the industry’s cutting edge prevention [...]

Jan 05, 2017

Five Of The Biggest Security Blunders Of 2016 And Making Sure They Don’t Happen To You

By | January 5th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

2016 was an extraordinary year for cybercriminals. It seemed like either a massive data breach or a bank heist hit headlines every other day. Will history repeat itself in 2017? That depends on if we bother to learn from these incidents or instead assume they’re outliers. Here at the Security [...]

Dec 15, 2016

Disconnecting For The Holidays

By | December 15th, 2016|Ask The Experts|

One of the things many of us miss about college is the near four-week long holiday break associated with this time of year. Back then (and there’s no need to admit how long ago “back then” might mean) that break provided a mental dump—a disconnection—where classes and homework and social [...]

Dec 08, 2016

The Many Hats of Hackers

By | December 8th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture|

Hacker is a buzzword these days, with most news outlets generically plugging the term to describe someone (or some organization) that has hacked someone else (or some other organization). What’s unfair about sweeping generalizations is they often misrepresent the true meaning of the word. After all, it could be that [...]

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