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Dec18, 2018

The Best of SAC 2018

By |Free Stuff, Security Awareness Programs|

Here at the Security Awareness Company, we’re blessed to have a creative team that is passionate about everything they do. The content they create is beyond impressive from a standpoint of both quantity and quality. That’s why one of the hardest projects we take on each year is choosing our favorites. Our annual Best of SAC features newsletters, posters, infographics, and more, all created over the course of 2018, and all handpicked by our staff! [...]

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 [...]

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