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. [...]

Jun 16, 2015

6 Things to Keep in Mind When Building Your SAP

By | June 16th, 2015|Planning SA Programs|

Building an effective and compelling cyber security awareness training program can be difficult. You don't always have the time or money to do what you want to do. You don't always have the staff to help or the support from management. You don't always have the kind of users that [...]

Jun 12, 2015

How to Create an Engaging SAP That Your Employees Will Love

By | June 12th, 2015|Launching SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

Many companies make timid, awkward and ineffective attempts at teaching their staff about company security policies. This occurs because most corporate security policies are boring, unintelligible tomes. I'm dying of boredom. Ergo: No one pays attention to them. We spend a lot of time helping companies get their [...]

Jun 05, 2015

Easy (Free) Ways to Help Build Your Information Security Awareness Program

By | June 5th, 2015|Planning SA Programs|

We know it can be overwhelming to put together a security awareness program from scratch. It takes a lot of time, a lot of planning, and sometimes it can take a lot of money. But many organizations, especially small to mid-sized companies, don’t have big budgets to spend on training. [...]

May 28, 2015

Throwback Thursday: User Training IS the Answer…

By | May 28th, 2015|Planning SA Programs, Winn Schwartau|

This is an old post written by Winn Schwartau in response to an article posted on Security Pipeline (now Dark Reading) called User Training Isn't the Answer. When we searched for the original post, we could not find it in Dark Reading's archives. But we feel that Winn's response was [...]

Feb 06, 2015

2 Simple Ways to Increase Cyber Security Measures at Your Organization

By | February 6th, 2015|Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

Someone recently asked us what kinds of changes corporations need to implement in terms of cyber security counter measures. This seems like a loaded question, but our answers are simple -- focus on people, focus on the human element. Below are two non-technical suggestions that any organization, of any size [...]

Nov 11, 2014

Security Awareness IS Important.

By | November 11th, 2014|Launching SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101|

You have your Facebook profile set to private. You delete phishing emails like a champ. So why do you need any security awareness training? Security Awareness is one of things where the moment you think you understand everything, you understand nothing and are vulnerable to attacks. Did you know that [...]

Oct 17, 2014

How to Make Your Security Awareness Program Fail: ISSA International 2014

By | October 17th, 2014|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

How to Make a Security Awareness Program… FAIL! Ready for some free advice? This information is pulled from a talk that our founder will be giving at next week's International ISSA Conference in Orlando.    Winn Schwartau: Security, Privacy, Infowar, and Cyber-Terrorism Expert Are you ready for a wake-up call? [...]

Aug 08, 2014

Ask The Experts: How Do I Make An Effective Security Awareness Program

By | August 8th, 2014|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

We've been in this business for a LONG time. A LONG time. Like twenty years long. So that means we've seen a wide range of security awareness programs - from the lame and boring to the totally rockin' campaigns that manage to change their users' behavior. We've seen companies with [...]

Sep 13, 2013

Marketing Rule of 7: Getting your Awareness Message Across

By | September 13th, 2013|Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

Security awareness is just like marketing and advertising. You've got to repeat your message numerous times to get it to stick in your users' minds. The more times an idea is repeated, the more likely I am to remember it. Advertising companies use this idea of repetition in marketing campaigns [...]

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