Jan 28, 2016

How to create an effective SAP on a small budget?

By | January 28th, 2016|Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Find free micro learning opportunities. Micro learning is convenient, includes different formats, and gives users more control over their own learning. Micro learning does not replace formal training, such as elearning modules or instructor-led training, but rather supplements it. The most important aspects of micro learning are chunking and delivery [...]

Jan 21, 2016

PhishLine’s Secrets to a Successful Training Reward Program

By | January 21st, 2016|Guest Post, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

The following is a guest post from our partner PhishLine. Most successful security awareness programs leverage some kind of reward for participation, completion of training, and demonstration of safe behaviors. Organizations who need to take their program to the next level require a thoughtful and proven approach to create the [...]

Nov 23, 2015

Build Your Own Security Awareness Program

By | November 23rd, 2015|Planning SA Programs|

Have you been tasked with creating a Security Awareness Program (SAP) for your company? Are you intimidated by starting your own Security Awareness Program from scratch? Don’t be intimidated, because we have created a step-by-step plan for you to follow. Use the graphic below to create your very own custom [...]

Oct 07, 2015

5 Traits of a Security Aware Employee

By | October 7th, 2015|Planning SA Programs, Tips and Tricks|

A truly security aware employee.... 1. Knows, understands and follows policy to the letter. Policy exists for a reason: to protect company networks and data. Think about policy like the brakes on a car. The brakes are there not to make you stop but rather to allow you to go [...]

Sep 21, 2015

Security and Pop Culture: What Disney Can Teach Us About Security Awareness Training Programs

By | September 21st, 2015|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security & Pop Culture|

  Who says you can’t learn things from kids’ movies? Disney movies are full of great lessons about life and love and friendship. But did you know that some of our favorite Disney movies can teach you a thing or two about running a successful security awareness program? No? Well, [...]

Sep 14, 2015

Proactive or Reactive User Training? The answer is BOTH.

By | September 14th, 2015|Planning SA Programs|

Proactive vs. Reactive A lot of 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 to train our users!” They reach out to us, panic in their [...]

Aug 13, 2015

How to Convince Your Boss to Spend Money on a SAP

By | August 13th, 2015|Planning SA Programs|

Often the biggest hurdle a security team has to jump is getting a budget big enough to meet their needs. They’re given a mile-long to do list and exactly enough funding to go a quarter of the way. Then the boss comes shouting down the hallway, “Who’s responsible for this [...]

Jul 10, 2015

Free Security Awareness Resources to Create Your Own Policy Training Program

By | July 10th, 2015|Free Stuff, Planning SA Programs|

So you’ve been tasked with building your own in-house 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 [...]

Jun 22, 2015

Security, Awareness and Education: The Most Cost-Effective and Non-Technical Methods to Improve Your Security Posture

By | June 22nd, 2015|Planning SA Programs|

We don’t let people drive cars without knowing the safety rules and passing a test that proves their knowledge. So why do we let them use computers without first demonstrating that they know how to safely navigate the three domains of security and protect our company assets? Security awareness is [...]

Jun 19, 2015

Planning Your Security Awareness Program on Any Kind of Budget

By | June 19th, 2015|Planning SA Programs|

Every organization faces the challenge of building a security awareness program. Where do you start? What messages do you focus on? How do you launch the program? How can you maintain interest in the program? Here are some great resources to help you get started as you plan your program. [...]

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