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).
Apr 13, 2017

Awareness Training: 5 Reasons Email Campaigns are Still Relevant

By | April 13th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Electronic mail has come a long way over the last four decades. Believe it or not, there was a time when its sole purpose was to transmit messages from one inbox to another. Nowadays, email is a fully interactive form of media that plays host to marketers, newsletters, [...]

Apr 06, 2017

The Oldest Scam on the Internet and How to Avoid It

By | April 6th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

“If you send me a little bit of money now, I’ll send you a lot of money later.” None of us would ever fall for such an old trick, right? The advanced-fee scam, known otherwise as the Nigerian Prince scam, has been around forever. Its resilience has survived changeover in [...]

Mar 23, 2017

5 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

By | March 23rd, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Identity theft hit an all-time high last year. According to a report conducted by Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 15 million people in the U.S. alone had their identities stolen, resulting in over $16 billion in losses. The specifics of how these thefts occurred isn’t clear. They [...]

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 [...]

Mar 02, 2017

What Is Digital Forensics?

By | March 2nd, 2017|Ask The Experts|

You might never guess that a 1.4-megabyte floppy disk could lead the arrest and conviction of a serial killer whose crimes spanned nearly 30 years. But that’s exactly what happened to Dennis Rader. Known as the BTK Killer, Rader was famous for sending detailed letters to police and local news. [...]

Feb 23, 2017

5 Reasons Human Firewalls Are The Best Defense Against Cyber-Attacks

By | February 23rd, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

There is no such thing as perfect security. We know this to be painfully true as new data breaches make the news every other day. Maybe, in the future, technological advances will pave the way to penetration-proof firewalls that block every threat, but we seriously doubt that day will come [...]

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 07, 2017

VIZIO Settles Lawsuit; Privacy Concerns Remain

By | February 7th, 2017|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101|

TV manufacturer VIZIO agreed to pay $2.2 million in a settlement with the FTC regarding the improper use of customer data—which is a nice way of saying they have been stealing and selling your information to advertisers: “According to the agencies’ complaint, starting in February 2014, VIZIO, Inc. and an [...]

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 [...]

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