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).

Dec 07, 2017

What is the GDPR?

By | December 7th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

We’re a few months away from the official implementation of a game-changing regulation. Once enforced, the GDPR will make sweeping changes for organizations worldwide, and will ultimately set the gold standard for data protection.   What is the GDPR? Back in 1995, Europe adopted a regulation called the Data [...]

Nov 30, 2017

Happy Computer Security Day!

By | November 30th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

On November 2, 1988, an unprecedented event occurred. A computer worm named Morris, one of the first of its kind, began making its way across the internet. Estimated to have infected 2,000 computers within 15 hours (which was fast for the ‘80s), Morris compromised 10 percent of the 60,000 systems [...]

Nov 16, 2017

Tis the Season…

By | November 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Most of us associate the end of the year as a time of thanks and giving. But it’s also a time of taking! Scammers and fraudsters love getting into the holiday spirit. The biggest difference for them, of course, is they don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice. So, [...]

Sep 28, 2017

Security Awareness Program Planning Calendar

By | September 28th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Managing SA 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 [...]

Sep 13, 2017

Equifax: What To Do If You’re A Part Of The Data Breach

By | September 13th, 2017|Ask The Experts|

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity. Equifax disagrees. In one the largest breaches ever, some 143 million users had their information compromised. Personally identifiable information (PII) such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, and full names are now in the hands of criminals, who will undoubtedly [...]

Aug 31, 2017

How To Use Metrics To Improve Your Security Awareness Program

By | August 31st, 2017|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Managing SA Programs, Tips and Tricks|

Consider the following two scenarios. Which one would you guess represents a security awareness program (SAP) that’s geared towards success? Scenario No. 1 You provide employees with access to the organization’s LMS (learning management system), which hosts a variety of modules, videos, quizzes and games. The SAP manager records [...]

Aug 17, 2017

Looking for a Job? 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Being Scammed

By | August 17th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks|

Job searches are stressful enough. Adding the threat of being scammed by fraudulent employers is the last thing anyone in that position needs. The following real-life example comes from a member of our production team, whose boyfriend has been in the process of finding work and experienced it firsthand. Check [...]

Aug 03, 2017

5 Reasons Why Your Organization Should Adopt the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

By | August 3rd, 2017|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 CSFW. At the core of NIST CSFW are five functions, and 22 categories within the five functions, which provide a roadmap for organizations to follow and [...]

Jul 27, 2017

The Human Firewall’s Guide To Data Classification

By | July 27th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Data classification is essential to knowing how to handle sensitive information and which data requires extra effort to protect. It is based on level of sensitivity and the impact it would have if that data were to be accessed, modified, transmitted, stored or deleted without authorization. In general, data can [...]

Jul 13, 2017

5 Reasons Your Security Awareness Program Needs Continuous Learning

By | July 13th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

Someone once said, “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” That’s the perfect attitude to apply towards security awareness programs. The keyword is learning. Not to be confused with training, learning is the process of absorbing information to improve skills and the ability to apply knowledge in a real-life [...]

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