May 18, 2017

4 Reasons Execs 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

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

Why Use 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 [...]

Jan 28, 2017

Happy Data Privacy Day!

By | January 28th, 2017|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

It's Data Privacy Day today! January 28th marks the 9th annual event to generate awareness about cyber security issues for businesses and consumers. This past year we've seen millions of people hurt by cyber attacks - some which may have been prevented through simple safety tactics. Awareness spread today will [...]

Jan 26, 2017

Using Brand Awareness To Improve Your Awareness Program

By | January 26th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

When marketing goods or services, every company’s success largely relies on their brand awareness—a measurement of how recognizable their product is to consumers. When we shop, the product we choose is often one we’re familiar with—some combination of name, logo and colors (among others). Being recognizable is a key component [...]

Jan 12, 2017

Use Gamification to Drive Engagement with Newsletters

By | January 12th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Monthly newsletters are a wonderful, simple, low-cost method to create a foundation for any security awareness program. They provide a visually-engaging informal learning opportunity that your employees can enjoy at their leisure, and can allow you to create a reference library of a multitude of topics for your users to access [...]

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