Oct 10, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Security Awareness Program (SAP)

By | October 10th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

This summer, we packaged our knowledge of the security awareness industry into a 20-minute webinar. The resulting Ultimate Guide to a Successful Security Awareness Program (SAP) is now available in full on YouTube. Here’s a summary of the presentation, straight from the slides. 1. Security Awareness Training Matters “Why does [...]

Oct 01, 2019

Welcome to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 #BeCyberSmart

By | October 1st, 2019|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Security Awareness Programs|

It's October, which means National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is upon us. The Security Awareness Company is once again partnering with StaySafeOnline.org to bring you as many resources as we can this month. NCSAM began in 2003 as an initiative to help Americans avoid common pitfalls in the cybersecurity world. [...]

Mar 01, 2019

Bad Habits of Senior Managers That Put Security of Organizations at Risk

By | March 1st, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

With great job titles come great responsibilities. C-level employees, senior management, and upper-level members of all organizations work challenging shifts. Sometimes, those challenges lead to habits that could undermine the security of an organization. If you’re in a position of power, it’s your job to reduce risky behavior, such as [...]

Feb 11, 2019

Why Personal Security Is Important to Awareness Programs

By | February 11th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

No organization wants to end up in the headlines as the next corporate victim of a major data breach. For that reason, security awareness programs have become a staple component of every business, in nearly every industry, regardless of size or global reach. But there’s a huge difference between programs [...]

Jan 10, 2019

Welcome to the Security Awareness Company

By | January 10th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The modern-day cybersecurity landscape didn’t become what it is overnight. Decades of technological advances and cultural evolution play into our current situation. And The Security Awareness Company has been there all along, creating proactive awareness content designed with end users in mind. When our organization was founded by Winn Schwartau [...]

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 18, 2018

The Best of SAC 2018

By | December 18th, 2018|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 [...]

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. [...]

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