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).
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 [...]

Jun 29, 2017

5 Reasons Not to Post Your Vacation Photos While On Vacation (spoiler: security is not one of them)

By | June 29th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks|

It’s almost July. You know what that means! Beautiful summer weather, of course. It also means our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds are about to be overwhelmed with beach selfies and sunset photos. We’re all guilty of it. And there’s nothing wrong with sharing a few shots of you and [...]

Jun 22, 2017

You Are An Insider Threat: Here’s What You Can Do About It

By | June 22nd, 2017|Ask The Experts|

Have you ever considered yourself to be an insider threat? It’s an uncomfortable thought, but if you have access to sensitive data of any kind, or if your badge gets you into controlled areas of your organization, guess what? You’re an insider threat. That’s not to say you’re a hostile [...]

Jun 15, 2017

Identity Theft: 5 Steps To Take Immediately If Yours is Stolen

By | June 15th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks|

So, your identity was stolen. Now what? First, take a deep breath. Try not to panic. It’s a frustrating and scary situation but you are not alone. It happens to millions of people each year. According a study by Javelin Strategy and Research, 6.15 percent of consumers fell victim to [...]

Jun 09, 2017

Yes, You Need Security Awareness Training

By | June 9th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

One of the job perks of working in the cybersecurity industry is getting to the know the community. From social media to conferences, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and talk with several security awareness program managers, software developers, professionals of many hats, IT admins, and even some government officials. [...]

Jun 07, 2017

PCI FAQs and Myths

By | June 7th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks|

It didn’t take long for debit and credit cards to take over as the main payment method for consumers—a trend that spiked as e-commerce grew and online purchases became the norm. This change in culture came brought a need for new regulations; a way to ensure that consumer data is [...]

May 25, 2017

Security Awareness Program Case Study

By | May 25th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

Case studies are most often used to market a brand. For us, they provide an opportunity to learn by example. No matter what stage your security awareness program is in, getting an inside look at what other companies are doing is a great way to learn and improve. The following [...]

May 18, 2017

4 Reasons Executives Should Participate In Awareness Training

By | May 18th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs|

After a rash of massive data breaches in the last few years, organizations of all shapes and sizes are investing in awareness training for employees. The general consensus is that humans need to be reinforced with education in order prevent more security incidents. The consensus is correct. But what it [...]

May 11, 2017

How to Make Your Security Awareness Program Fail in 10 Easy Steps

By | May 11th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

So, you’ve launched a security awareness program, eh? Here’s how to make it fail in 10 easy steps! (In no particular order.) Introduce your program with a really long elearning module or video. Be as detailed as possible. Keep in mind that your employees and coworkers are going to [...]

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