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Dec11, 2018

2019 SAP Planning Calendar

By |Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

From determining the needs of employees to delivering the proper content, while also dealing with budget constraints and deadlines, those put in charge of managing an organization’s security awareness program (SAP) have their hands full. Unfortunately, that’s how planning—the most important stage of any successful SAP—often gets overlooked. Setting goals and developing a strategy to meet those goals should be priority No. 1. Without a plan in place, how can any organization truly stay ahead [...]

Nov30, 2018

Incident Response in 3 Domains

By |Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Taking a tiered or layered approach is one of the best strategies for handling the many challenges of cybersecurity. That’s why we created the Domains Triad, which breaks down security into three parts: Cyber, Physical, and People. Similar to how the CIA Triad provides a compartmentalized view of how to protect sensitive data, the Domains Triad focuses on the threats we face both professionally and personally in three specific areas: The Cyber Domain: everything from [...]

Nov15, 2018

How the NIST Framework Improves Your Organization’s Cybersecurity

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

Initially developed for critical infrastructure, the National Institute of Standards and Technology established a framework for improving cybersecurity, now referred to simply as NIST CSF. At the core of the framework exists five functions, and 22 categories within those five functions, which have become the standard for many organizations worldwide. By digging into the purpose of each function, we uncover the framework’s advantages and how it can improve your organization’s resilience to cybercrime. Identify [...]

Nov09, 2018

Monthly Newsletters: The Ultimate Reinforcement for Your Awareness Program

By |Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

If you’ve hung around this blog long enough, you know that we strongly endorse continuous learning and microlearning for training employees. Those two strategies provide proven, successful ways to educate, and monthly newsletters take advantage of both of them. The former refers to a cycle of education that repeats itself by continuously introducing new information or reinforcing previous messages. Monthly newsletters embrace that concept better than most other forms of materials because they can be [...]

Nov01, 2018

Top-5 Ways to Ensure a Successful Awareness Program

By |Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

The way your employees grasp and process the information you give them will determine the success of your security awareness program. To oversimplify what that means: boring, long-winded, overly complicated programs will likely fail. Conversely, bright, entertaining, inclusive programs tailored to your user-base will likely succeed. What follows are five ways to build and maintain a successful SAP. As you read, keep in mind that every program is different, so these are meant to serve [...]

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