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Sep12, 2017

NCSAM Launch Pad

By |Free Stuff, Security & Pop Culture, Tips and Tricks|

Welcome to your NCSAM hub! Right here you can keep track of all our National Cyber Security Awareness Month updates, freebies, contests and more. Once October hits you can expect this page to fill up with all sorts of goodies!   What’s NCSAM? The month of October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Cyber security affects everyone and in order to be safe we all must be aware! Our goal during next month will be [...]

Jun01, 2017

How can YOU Help Build our 2017 & 2018 Development Roadmaps?

By |Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Miscellaneous, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

We always strive to deliver the best Security Awareness Training to our clients, and we need your opinions to help us create our 2017 and 2018 development roadmaps! What separates The Security Awareness Company from other security awareness content providers is our dynamic, and often humorous, content. (Not to mention the extraordinary amount of content we give away for free!) We build our inventory off of many different types of learning cultures and want to accommodate [...]

Sep19, 2017

DIY Your Own Cyber Security Awareness Program

By |Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Where to Start? Follow these steps to help you build and manage an awesome security awareness program. These eight steps will help you get on the right track to shifting your users’ mindsets and changing behavior. Pretty soon you’ll have a whole team of human firewalls!   1. Assess your Needs What are your goals? What compliance guidelines affect your organization? How many users? Do you need to train contractors and remote workers? Do you [...]

Sep13, 2017

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

By |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 use that info to launch phishing campaigns and boost an already excessive industry of identity theft. What can you do if you are one of [...]

Aug31, 2017

How To Use Metrics To Improve Your Security Awareness Program

By |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 the progress of each employee to ensure they complete required training in the allotted time, thereby checking the awareness and compliance box. Scenario No. 2 [...]

Aug29, 2017

Back-to-School Security for High School & College Students

By |Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Laptops are just about as ubiquitous on college campuses as flip-flops and kegs. Everyone has at least one. High school student lug along their Macs and PCs with the same social-media obsession as they have with their mobile devices. But… what about security? Do these ‘kids’ have a clue? It’s rare to see students handwriting their notes in college and many high schools are making laptops as mandatory as textbooks. Despite students’ reliance upon and [...]

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