About The Security Awareness Company

With over 25 years of industry experience, we serve both small & large organizations to create successful security awareness and compliance programs on an international scale. Our team is a strong, creative powerhouse with a passionate vision and we consistently produce on-trend end-user training materials of the highest caliber.
Oct 15, 2019

Security Awareness: Get Management to Buy In

By | October 15th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks, Winn Schwartau|

It's a question that many cybersecurity program managers have: How can I get management to buy into our security awareness plan? Oftentimes, organizations are slow to invest in prevention, and it can be taxing for a manager to convince them of the value of a strong SAP. The Security Awareness [...]

Oct 10, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Security Awareness Program (SAP)

By | October 10th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

This summer, we packaged our knowledge of the security awareness industry into a 20-minute webinar. The resulting Ultimate Guide to a Successful Security Awareness Program (SAP) is now available in full on YouTube. Here’s a summary of the presentation, straight from the slides. 1. Security Awareness Training Matters “Why does [...]

Oct 01, 2019

Welcome to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 #BeCyberSmart

By | October 1st, 2019|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Security Awareness Programs|

It's October, which means National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is upon us. The Security Awareness Company is once again partnering with StaySafeOnline.org to bring you as many resources as we can this month. NCSAM began in 2003 as an initiative to help Americans avoid common pitfalls in the cybersecurity world. [...]

Sep 13, 2019

How to stay safe on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more

By | September 13th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Miscellaneous, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

In case you haven’t offered up enough of your personal information to Facebook, the social media giant recently announced a new tool for data mining: Facebook Dating.  It’s the latest from a company that is admittedly useful as a means of communication, but disappointingly useless as a protector against privacy [...]

Sep 06, 2019

Winn Schwartau selected to ISSA Hall of Fame

By | September 6th, 2019|Miscellaneous, Winn Schwartau|

We have a Hall of Famer in our midst. Winn Schwartau, the man who founded The Security Awareness Company nearly three decades ago, is set to be recognized for his countless career achievements on Oct. 1 in Dallas. The Information Security Systems Association (ISSA) is one of the security awareness [...]

Aug 28, 2019

Internet Safety for Kids, Teens, and College Students

By | August 28th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Last week, we received an email from Dean Chester of CoolTechZone.com. He’d come across our 2018 guide to Internet Safety Month resources, and thought SAC might be interested in his new Full Guide to Internet Safety for Teens, Kids, and Students. That got us nostalgic about our content for kids, [...]

Aug 22, 2019

Gambling on football? There are major security risks involved

By | August 22nd, 2019|Miscellaneous, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

The college football season kicks off this week, which means tens of millions of fans can breathe easy after a long dry spell. Inevitably, a sizable portion of them will wager money on the outcomes of specific games, as well as their favorite teams’ and players’ fates. Sports Business Journal [...]

Aug 15, 2019

Flight Info: Keep It Private, Or Risk Your Safety

By | August 15th, 2019|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

If you're an avid Twitter user, you see the same interaction play out again and again. A disgruntled traveler is fed up with their airline service — maybe there's a flight delay; maybe there's an out-of-line employee — and they take their beef public. "Hey, @SouthwestAir," the user might write, [...]

Aug 06, 2019

Romance Scam: Beware of Your Internet Soulmate

By | August 6th, 2019|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

So, you went looking for love online, and now you've found "the one." Congratulations! We assume you've done your due diligence. Confirmed this person's identity. Looked at your relationship through a critical lens, at least for the sake of avoiding a romance scam. Wait... you've never heard of a romance [...]

Apr 30, 2019

PII: The Journey to Understanding Personally Identifiable Information

By | April 30th, 2019|Security Awareness 101|

PII, or personally identifiable information, is sensitive data that could be used to identify, contact, or locate an individual. Examples of PII Personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to: Home addresses Personal phone numbers National ID numbers Personal email addresses Credit card numbers Examples of Non-PII [...]

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