About Winn Schwartau

Winn Schwartau is one of the world's top recognized experts on security, privacy, infowar, cyber-terrorism, and related topics. Winn is gifted at making highly technical security subjects understandable and entertaining & has authored more than 12 security books.
Dec 28, 2017

Your Security Awareness Program is Just Another Dynamic Business Process

By | December 28th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs, Winn Schwartau|

No matter what business you are in, for it to be successful, you must develop, and evolve over time, improved processes. Whether it’s making a pizza parlor 15% more efficient, or streamlining warehouse inventory management by optimizing deliveries and shipments, it’s all about process. Every business relationship has a beginning; [...]

Nov 06, 2017

President Trump’s Twitter Account and Lessons in Privileged Access

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

The concept of privileged access to data and resources became a national headline when President Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated by a departing Twitter employee. The unauthorized account closure was first noticed when followers saw his Twitter page declare, “Sorry, that page doesn't exist!”. What happened to Trump’s Twitter account? pic.twitter.com/6FZBWhswoI [...]

Nov 25, 2015

WINNsday: Wrapping Up the 2015 Conference Season

By | November 25th, 2015|Winn Schwartau|

We asked Winn Schwartau, our Founder and CEO, to sum up this past conference season. His response? "Very good." We pressed him to elaborate. :) Some people live day to day or week to week. Here at SAC, we tend to live "conference season to conference season" – and the [...]

Jul 06, 2015

Winn Says, “It’s Just Another Case of Missing the Obvious”

By | July 6th, 2015|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Winn Schwartau|

Oh boy.  The security experts at G DATA discovered 440,000 new strains of Android malware by analyzing data for the first quarter of 2015.  Winn Schwartau says, "It's just another case of missing the obvious." This is a big deal considering the amount of people who buy stuff off of [...]

Jun 03, 2015

“Cyber Experts Warn Airlines Should Be in a Cyber Panic” Response from Winn Schwartau: “I am not a Doomsayer.”

By | June 3rd, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Winn Schwartau|

Recently, a security researcher commandeered a plane through the entertainment system and Winn Schwartau was interviewed in an article that asked for his opinion on the matter. See below. Original Article: "Cyber Experts Warn Airlines Should Be In A Cyber Panic Over Potential Vulnerabilities" “I really believe in this. This [...]

May 28, 2015

Throwback Thursday: User Training IS the Answer…

By | May 28th, 2015|Planning SA Programs, Winn Schwartau|

This is an old post written by Winn Schwartau in response to an article posted on Security Pipeline (now Dark Reading) called User Training Isn't the Answer. When we searched for the original post, we could not find it in Dark Reading's archives. But we feel that Winn's response was [...]

Apr 30, 2015

Message from Winn: Watch Out for This New Scam!

By | April 30th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

Hi there, More than 5,000 people dead and counting. And you can also count on cyber-criminals exploiting the disaster. What else is new? Disgusting. Scammers are now using the Nepal disaster to trick people in clicking on links, both on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails trying to solicit charitable giving [...]

Mar 26, 2015

Solving the Cyber Security Hiring Crisis: DHS and the Great Talent Search

By | March 26th, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Winn Schwartau|

Throwback Thursday to a presentation Winn did with our great partner Concise Courses. Here's the summary of the presentation and the video - it's under 20 minutes! At no time in history has the United States had a greater need for cybersecurity experts to protect government networks, critical infrastructures and [...]

Jun 06, 2014

Ask The Experts: When Do I Ask For Help?

By | June 6th, 2014|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

You ever have one of those days when you're by yourself and suddenly your computer locks or your phone locks? What do you do? Do you go to the Mac store? Do you call technical support? Or your phone provider? Or is a situation that you can solve yourself? Our [...]

May 08, 2014

Chase & Reebok: An Epic Fail in Security Response

By | May 8th, 2014|Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

I am extremely security aware. Almost to the point of paranoid... but certainly acutely aware of what can go wrrrroonnngggg. Just the other day, I was checking a credit card and noticed a charge from Reebok for $345. Huh? What's that? I called Reebok, who responded, "We have no way [...]

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