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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jul 21, 2016

Why should I use email marketing for my security awareness program?

By | July 21st, 2016|Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

We proudly exclaim from the mountaintop here at SAC that in order for security awareness employee training to be truly successful, it should be treated like a marketing campaign. This might be considered a visionary approach, but we believe it's based in common sense and modernity. Before we dive into [...]

Jul 13, 2016

Is Cybersecurity Awareness Important for the C-Suite?

By | July 13th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

The following is a guest post from our partner Villbo Group. Security awareness training is one of the best measures an organization can take to enlighten its staff members on cyber threats. Training not only informs, but goes a notch higher to empower staff to be able to pick up [...]

Jun 02, 2016

Why use awareness artwork in security awareness programs?

By | June 2nd, 2016|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

Security awareness is advertising. Think of posters and artwork as your print and magazine campaign; you want your messages to be ingrained into the minds of your users, and the only way to do that is to keep the message forefront in your staff’s minds. If doesn’t matter if that [...]

May 18, 2016

Using Informal Learning to Increase Security Awareness

By | May 18th, 2016|Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Awareness is a form of education. Becoming aware of security threats and solutions is synonymous with learning about those things. The 70/20/10 Model Researchers in the 1980s discovered that there are three kinds of learning: experiential, informal/social, and formal. Most companies spend most of their L&D budgets on the last [...]

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