Sep 28, 2017

Top Tips to Creating Your Own Information Security Policy Training Program

By | September 28th, 2017|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

So you’ve been tasked with building a security awareness program? It’s a tough job. You’ve got to figure out how to tell people about the program, teach them the security lessons that are most important to your organization, and stay within a tiny budget. What’s even tougher is figuring out [...]

Sep 28, 2017

Security Awareness Program Planning Calendar

By | September 28th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Managing SA 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 [...]

Sep 26, 2017

Which is Better: Proactive User Training or Reactive User Training?

By | September 26th, 2017|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs, Uncategorized|

Which is better: Proactive User Training or Reactive User Training? With Security Awareness the answer is BOTH. Many clients come to us in crisis: “Help! Too many of our employees are falling for phishing scams!” or “Help! We got breaches last year!” or “Help! We didn’t pass compliance and need [...]

Sep 24, 2017

5 Ways to Get User Participation in Your Security Awareness Program

By | September 24th, 2017|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Sometimes it’s tough to get users to participate in your information security awareness program. Employees don’t want MORE work thrust upon them, even if it is something that will help them be better at their jobs (and help protect their families at home)! So you, the awareness program manager, have [...]

Sep 19, 2017

DIY Your Own Cyber Security Awareness Program

By | September 19th, 2017|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 [...]

Aug 31, 2017

How To Use Metrics To Improve Your Security Awareness Program

By | August 31st, 2017|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 [...]

Aug 03, 2017

5 Reasons Why Your Organization Should Adopt the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

By | August 3rd, 2017|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 CSFW. At the core of NIST CSFW are five functions, and 22 categories within the five functions, which provide a roadmap for organizations to follow and [...]

Jul 13, 2017

5 Reasons Your Security Awareness Program Needs Continuous Learning

By | July 13th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

Someone once said, “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” That’s the perfect attitude to apply towards security awareness programs. The keyword is learning. Not to be confused with training, learning is the process of absorbing information to improve skills and the ability to apply knowledge in a real-life [...]

Jul 11, 2017

Where’s Winn? Hack in Paris 2017

By | July 11th, 2017|Security Awareness Programs, Winn Schwartau|

Last month our founder, Winn Schwartau, flew to Paris to speak at Hack in Paris and attend Nuit du Hack. As you can see, he had a great time spreading the word of security professionals: UnderNews_fr: RT hackinparis: At #hip17, winnschwartau has a message for you.. pic.twitter.com/4kcILcydrH— Bioshock (@bioshock_hk) June [...]

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. [...]

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