Jan 03, 2019

The Security Awareness Program Playbook

By | January 3rd, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Security Awareness Programs|

Your job is to create, launch, and manage your organization’s security awareness program. Where do you even start? It’s a daunting challenge that leaves many people with more questions than answers. That’s why we’ve put together this introductory guide to creating and managing a successful SAP! The following pages are [...]

Dec 11, 2018

2019 SAP Planning Calendar

By | December 11th, 2018|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 [...]

Nov 30, 2018

Incident Response in 3 Domains

By | November 30th, 2018|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 [...]

Nov 15, 2018

How the NIST Framework Improves Your Organization’s Cybersecurity

By | November 15th, 2018|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. [...]

Nov 09, 2018

Monthly Newsletters: The Ultimate Reinforcement for Your Awareness Program

By | November 9th, 2018|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 [...]

Nov 01, 2018

Top-5 Ways to Ensure a Successful Awareness Program

By | November 1st, 2018|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 [...]

Oct 23, 2018

8 Events That Changed Cybersecurity Forever

By | October 23rd, 2018|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security & Pop Culture|

Americans are required to take history classes throughout primary, secondary, and higher education. Why is that? Well, not only do we develop an understanding of how we came to be here today, but we also learn about key moments and the repercussions that follow. We learn about history so we [...]

Oct 11, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

By | October 11th, 2018|Ask The Experts|

The second week of NCSAM is themed around promoting careers in the cybersecurity industry and spreading awareness that, year after year, thousands of positions remain vacant. From CISOs to IT professionals, the world needs motivated individuals capable of leading the charge in the battle against cybercrime. Whether you’re a student [...]

Oct 02, 2018

The Security Implications of Using a Virtual PA

By | October 2nd, 2018|Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

Is Outsourcing Your Admin Safe? To put it plainly, the world of work has changed dramatically within the last several years. Once upon a time, a person could expect to stay in the same job, work from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. each day, and travel both to and from [...]

Sep 27, 2018

How to Protect Your Family from Mail Fraud

By | September 27th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Most of us know to ignore those email scams that offer life-changing sums of money for a little investment up front. But what about the scams that get delivered right to your front step? From phony job offers to fake sweepstakes, mail fraud plays all the same notes as phishing [...]

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