Mar 16, 2017

Security Awareness at Home; Developing an Online Safety Policy for Your Family

By | March 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Launching SA Programs|

It’s easy to forget about data breaches and compliance regulations at home. At work, we have policies and procedures to follow, particularly when there is sensitive data involved like medical records or financial information. But none of that matters in our personal lives. Or does it? Our identities [...]

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 [...]

Jan 28, 2017

Happy Data Privacy Day!

By | January 28th, 2017|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

It's Data Privacy Day today! January 28th marks the 9th annual event to generate awareness about cyber security issues for businesses and consumers. This past year we've seen millions of people hurt by cyber attacks - some which may have been prevented through simple safety tactics. Awareness spread today will [...]

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 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 [...]

Jul 21, 2016

Why should I use email marketing for my security awareness program?

By | July 21st, 2016|Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

We proudly exclaim from the mountaintop here at SAC that in order for security awareness employee training to be truly successful, it should be treated like a marketing campaign. This might be considered a visionary approach, but we believe it's based in common sense and modernity. Before we dive into [...]

Jul 13, 2016

Is Cybersecurity Awareness Important for the C-Suite?

By | July 13th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

The following is a guest post from our partner Villbo Group. Security awareness training is one of the best measures an organization can take to enlighten its staff members on cyber threats. Training not only informs, but goes a notch higher to empower staff to be able to pick up [...]

Jun 02, 2016

Why use awareness artwork in security awareness programs?

By | June 2nd, 2016|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

Security awareness is advertising. Think of posters and artwork as your print and magazine campaign; you want your messages to be ingrained into the minds of your users, and the only way to do that is to keep the message forefront in your staff’s minds. If doesn’t matter if that [...]

May 18, 2016

Using Informal Learning to Increase Security Awareness

By | May 18th, 2016|Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Awareness is a form of education. Becoming aware of security threats and solutions is synonymous with learning about those things. The 70/20/10 Model Researchers in the 1980s discovered that there are three kinds of learning: experiential, informal/social, and formal. Most companies spend most of their L&D budgets on the last [...]

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