Jun 09, 2017

Yes, You Need Security Awareness Training

By | June 9th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

One of the job perks of working in the cybersecurity industry is getting to the know the community. From social media to conferences, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and talk with several security awareness program managers, software developers, professionals of many hats, IT admins, and even some government officials. [...]

Jun 01, 2017

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

By | June 1st, 2017|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 [...]

May 25, 2017

Security Awareness Program Case Study

By | May 25th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

Case studies are most often used to market a brand. For us, they provide an opportunity to learn by example. No matter what stage your security awareness program is in, getting an inside look at what other companies are doing is a great way to learn and improve. The following [...]

May 18, 2017

4 Reasons Executives Should Participate In Awareness Training

By | May 18th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs|

After a rash of massive data breaches in the last few years, organizations of all shapes and sizes are investing in awareness training for employees. The general consensus is that humans need to be reinforced with education in order prevent more security incidents. The consensus is correct. But what it [...]

May 11, 2017

How to Make Your Security Awareness Program Fail in 10 Easy Steps

By | May 11th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

So, you’ve launched a security awareness program, eh? Here’s how to make it fail in 10 easy steps! (In no particular order.) Introduce your program with a really long elearning module or video. Be as detailed as possible. Keep in mind that your employees and coworkers are going to [...]

May 04, 2017

Harry Potter and the Security Prophecy

By | May 4th, 2017|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Programs|

What the Wizarding World Can Teach Us About Security Awareness Programs Today is Star Wars Day so you would expect us to post a Star Wars-themed security blog, but we've actually already talked about the Death Star's Single Point of Failure, major security fails throughout the original series and how [...]

Apr 25, 2017

4 New Freebies for Security Cat™ Day

By | April 25th, 2017|Free Stuff, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs, Security Cat|

Today is a very special day... It's Security Cat™ Day!   This day is in honor of our very own Chief Security Cat, Cheeto Shwartau (pictured above), who turns 11 today. He is an integral member of our team here at The Security Awareness Company. Without him, who would lay [...]

Apr 13, 2017

Awareness Training: 5 Reasons Email Campaigns are Still Relevant

By | April 13th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Electronic mail has come a long way over the last four decades. Believe it or not, there was a time when its sole purpose was to transmit messages from one inbox to another. Nowadays, email is a fully interactive form of media that plays host to marketers, newsletters, [...]

Mar 16, 2017

Security Awareness at Home; Developing an Online Safety Policy for Your Family

By | March 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Launching SA Programs|

It’s easy to forget about data breaches and compliance regulations at home. At work, we have policies and procedures to follow, particularly when there is sensitive data involved like medical records or financial information. But none of that matters in our personal lives. Or does it? Our identities [...]

Feb 16, 2017

The Benefits Of Microlearning In Security Awareness

By | February 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Formal learning has long been the bedrock of school systems worldwide. We go to class. A teacher presents the information. We are then tested on that information. It’s a scheduled, systematic way of educating. This is also the way most security awareness programs are designed. Users take a course or [...]

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