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.
Sep 17, 2015

Protect Yourself from Mobile Malware with these 6 Easy Tips

By | September 17th, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

We must always remember that a mobile device is actually just another computer. Although it’s small and portable, we should still treat our smart phones with the same level of diligence and security as we would our desktops or laptops. Your risk of getting infected while surfing the web or [...]

Sep 10, 2015

11 Types of Malware: Spyware, Scareware & PUPs, Oh My!

By | September 10th, 2015|Security Awareness 101|

According to Symantec’s 2015 Internet Security Threat Report, “With more than 317 million new pieces of malware created in 2014, or close to 1 million new pieces of unique malware each day, the overall total number of malware is now 1.7 billion.” In fact, in some countries more than 50% [...]

Sep 03, 2015

7 Easy Ways to Keep Malware at Bay

By | September 3rd, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Part of your job at home and at work is to make sure that malware is never installed on any device. So how can you do that? 1. Follow the leader company policy. First and foremost, when at work, always know and follow company policy concerning the download and/or installation [...]

Aug 28, 2015

Freebie Friday: Security Cat™, Newsletters & Security Express Video

By | August 28th, 2015|Free Stuff, Security Cat|

Today is the best day of the week: FREEBIE FRIDAY! We've updated our freebie database with three newsletters, one Security Express video, and a brand new Security Cat™ poster. The direct links to these new additions can be found below. If you'd like to be taken straight to our freebie [...]

Jul 27, 2015

Reply-All: A lesson from the trenches and an epic security awareness fail

By | July 27th, 2015|Security Awareness Fails|

This story comes to us from a business connection who we've known for many years. She thought this would be an excellent story - and lesson! - for our readers and we couldn't agree more.   Most of us live in a digital world where what we say or what [...]

Jul 23, 2015

The Security Domains Triad: Cyber, Physical, People

By | July 23rd, 2015|Security Awareness 101|

We recently discussed the tried-and-true CIA information security triad: Confidentiality (keeping secrets secret), Integrity (ensuring information is not modified) and Availability (keeping electronic doors open and IT shops humming). Availability has become perhaps the most pressing post-9/11 security issue for network-centric firms. Today, responsibility for network availability is being moved from [...]

Jul 13, 2015

Ask The Experts: Passwords

By | July 13th, 2015|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Q: We have to change our work passwords every few months and I am running out of ways to make strong passwords I can remember. Any helpful tips or tricks?   A: One of the best tricks to making a password easy to remember and hard to guess is to [...]

Jul 10, 2015

Free Security Awareness Resources to Create Your Own Policy Training Program

By | July 10th, 2015|Free Stuff, Planning SA Programs|

So you’ve been tasked with building your own in-house security awareness program? It’s a tough job. You’ve got to figure out how to tell people about the program, teach them the security lessons that are most important to your organization, and stay within a tiny budget. What’s even tougher is [...]

Jul 07, 2015

Teens and Security: ID Theft

By | July 7th, 2015|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

In Olivia McNamara’s freshman year at Vanderbilt University, she applied for her first credit card. She learned that her identity had apparently been stolen, and she was in debt $1.5 million. The crime dated back to when she was 9. Her SSN was stolen and used to set up 42 [...]

Jul 02, 2015

A Noob goes to InfoWarCon

By | July 2nd, 2015|Miscellaneous, Security Awareness 101, Winn Schwartau|

This post comes to us from a non-technical colleague of ours who is new to the information security world. We threw him into a highly technical conference and inundated him with information. Take a look at his takeaways.   So I'm just a normal internet-loving dude who's not particularly savvy [...]

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