Jul 13, 2016

Is Security 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 [...]

May 11, 2016

Selling Security: What Don Draper Knows About Running an Awareness Program

By | May 11th, 2016|Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Here at the Security Awareness Company we believe that a successful awareness program must be treated like an advertising and marketing campaign. Your security message needs to be repeated often, in different mediums, creatively and in such a way that it gets ingrained in your users’ heads. How many advertising slogans can you repeat without [...]

Apr 28, 2016

Why is Security Awareness Important?

By | April 28th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Planning SA Programs|

Before we can talk about the importance, we must understand: What do we mean by Security Awareness? The first things that come to mind are probably things like email encryption, strong passwords, avoiding data breaches, avoiding malware, following company policy, etc. We can all probably agree that security awareness is [...]

Apr 23, 2016

#SAGoals: Creating Security Awareness Training for Millennials

By | April 23rd, 2016|Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Today, there are 4 generations sharing the workforce, with Millennials holding 1 out of 3 jobs in America. By 2025, more than 75% of the workforce will be made up of Millennials. And you need to know how to train them. The good news is that they are seeking out [...]

Apr 13, 2016

How to Market Your SAP

By | April 13th, 2016|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

Large organizations from around the world - and future clients - come to us with questions about how to best plan, launch and manage their internal security awareness programs — questions about metrics and subject matter, types of content and LMS specifics. But one of the most common questions we [...]

Apr 06, 2016

PhishLine’s Methods for Overcoming Resistance to Your Security Awareness Training Program

By | April 6th, 2016|Guest Post, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

The following is a guest post from our partner PhishLine. Some organizations struggle to gain user acceptance of an IT security training program. Reasons provided might include the training is too boring, technical, childish, cartoonish, ominous, or any number of other subjective measures. Perhaps you have been told the training [...]

Mar 29, 2016

Why Should We Use eLearning?

By | March 29th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Planning SA Programs|

Distance learning is not a new concept. People have been learning subjects, such as drawing or shorthand, via correspondence since the mid-nineteenth century. In the 1920s, a testing machine was invented allowing students to test themselves, a previously unheard-of concept. The first computer-based training emerged in the 1960s at the [...]

Feb 11, 2016

Why is Interactivity Important?

By | February 11th, 2016|Planning SA Programs|

We encourage our clients to use interactive learning modules and games to engage their users. These are some of the reasons why. Learning is not a transfer of information. Do not rely on weapons of mass instruction! Learning is about engaging emotions and effecting behavior change. It’s a transformation that changes [...]

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