About Justin Bonnema

Justin left the music business to focus on his true passion: writing. A talented writer and detailed researcher, he’s involved in every department here at SAC to make sure all content is fresh and up-to-date. In his spare time, Justin writes about fantasy football for FootballGuys.com and practices mixology (he makes a mean margarita).
Feb 11, 2019

Why Personal Security Is Important to Awareness Programs

By | February 11th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

No organization wants to end up in the headlines as the next corporate victim of a major data breach. For that reason, security awareness programs have become a staple component of every business, in nearly every industry, regardless of size or global reach. But there’s a huge difference between programs [...]

Jan 24, 2019

Data Privacy Day and You

By | January 24th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|

January 28 is the annual celebration of Data Privacy Day, the goal of which is to raise awareness and highlight the importance of protecting data. This year’s theme is “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust.” To learn more about what the day means and how to get involved, check [...]

Jan 17, 2019

Account Compromised? What to do After a Data Breach

By | January 17th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks|

Data breaches happen. Some are worse than others, but any time your sensitive information ends up in the wrong hands, it’s important to take swift action and mitigate damages. What follows is a quick cheat sheet to help you navigate situations involving compromised data. With any luck, you’ll never have [...]

Jan 10, 2019

Welcome to the Security Awareness Company

By | January 10th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The modern-day cybersecurity landscape didn’t become what it is overnight. Decades of technological advances and cultural evolution play into our current situation. And The Security Awareness Company has been there all along, creating proactive awareness content designed with end users in mind. When our organization was founded by Winn Schwartau [...]

Jan 03, 2019

The Security Awareness Program Playbook

By | January 3rd, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Security Awareness Programs|

Your job is to create, launch, and manage your organization’s security awareness program. Where do you even start? It’s a daunting challenge that leaves many people with more questions than answers. That’s why we’ve put together this introductory guide to creating and managing a successful SAP! The following pages are [...]

Dec 18, 2018

The Best of SAC 2018

By | December 18th, 2018|Free Stuff, Security Awareness Programs|

Here at the Security Awareness Company, we’re blessed to have a creative team that is passionate about everything they do. The content they create is beyond impressive from a standpoint of both quantity and quality. That’s why one of the hardest projects we take on each year is choosing our [...]

Dec 11, 2018

2019 SAP Planning Calendar

By | December 11th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

From determining the needs of employees to delivering the proper content, while also dealing with budget constraints and deadlines, those put in charge of managing an organization’s security awareness program (SAP) have their hands full. Unfortunately, that’s how planning—the most important stage of any successful SAP—often gets overlooked. Setting goals [...]

Nov 30, 2018

Incident Response in 3 Domains

By | November 30th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Taking a tiered or layered approach is one of the best strategies for handling the many challenges of cybersecurity. That’s why we created the Domains Triad, which breaks down security into three parts: Cyber, Physical, and People. Similar to how the CIA Triad provides a compartmentalized view of how to [...]

Nov 15, 2018

How the NIST Framework Improves Your Organization’s Cybersecurity

By | November 15th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

Initially developed for critical infrastructure, the National Institute of Standards and Technology established a framework for improving cybersecurity, now referred to simply as NIST CSF. At the core of the framework exists five functions, and 22 categories within those five functions, which have become the standard for many organizations worldwide. [...]

Nov 09, 2018

Monthly Newsletters: The Ultimate Reinforcement for Your Awareness Program

By | November 9th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

If you’ve hung around this blog long enough, you know that we strongly endorse continuous learning and microlearning for training employees. Those two strategies provide proven, successful ways to educate, and monthly newsletters take advantage of both of them. The former refers to a cycle of education that repeats itself [...]

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