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 [...]

Sep 10, 2013

The Top 5 Elements of a Successful Awareness Program

By | September 10th, 2013|Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

Security Awareness Programs are a valuable part of every company’s security strategy. Security Awareness Programs are also abysmal failures and a waste of resources. To see how to make your security awareness program FAIL! watch this short video.   But how you make one succeed? My Top 5 tips are: [...]

Aug 08, 2013

Awareness works, IF you’re realistic and persistent

By | August 8th, 2013|Guest Post, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

The following is a guest post from our longtime friend and colleage Stephen Cobb, Senior Security Researcher for ESET. There is one statement that I’ve heard from information security professionals that annoys me no end: “We tried security awareness and it didn’t work.” When I hear that I want to [...]

Jun 25, 2013

4 Steps to a GREAT Security Awareness Program

By | June 25th, 2013|Planning SA Programs|

1. Keep it Simple Most users don't need to become experts or even need much technical know-how in order to be security aware employees, so don't try to overload them with technical jargon, complex diagrams or lots of intimidating cyberspeak. Keep things simple by teaching the basics in easy-to-understand language. [...]

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