Jul 12, 2018

Pretexting and the Psychology of a Scam

By | July 12th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness 101|

Social engineering–the use of psychological manipulation to gain and abuse the trust of humans. Social engineers have long taken advantage of human emotions. It’s how they’re able to convince people to divulge sensitive information or provide access to controlled areas of buildings and offices. The tactics that scammers use have been [...]

Mar 22, 2018

Is Your Training Working? Ask Your Users!

By | March 22nd, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

How do you measure the success of your security awareness program (SAP)? Even with metrics and testing, the numbers only tell us when and if employees have completed training. Not if the training had a positive impact on an organization’s efforts to prevent breaches or data leaks. Not if it [...]

Dec 28, 2017

Your Security Awareness Program is Just Another Dynamic Business Process

By | December 28th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs, Winn Schwartau|

No matter what business you are in, for it to be successful, you must develop, and evolve over time, improved processes. Whether it’s making a pizza parlor 15% more efficient, or streamlining warehouse inventory management by optimizing deliveries and shipments, it’s all about process. Every business relationship has a beginning; [...]

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

SAP 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 SAP

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 [...]

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 [...]

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