Jul 11, 2017

Where’s Winn? Hack in Paris 2017

By | July 11th, 2017|Security Awareness Programs, Winn Schwartau|

Last month our founder, Winn Schwartau, flew to Paris to speak at Hack in Paris and attend Nuit du Hack. As you can see, he had a great time spreading the word of security professionals: UnderNews_fr: RT hackinparis: At #hip17, winnschwartau has a message for you.. pic.twitter.com/4kcILcydrH— Bioshock (@bioshock_hk) June [...]

May 30, 2017

Here I Am: My Unexpected InfoSec Career Path

By | May 30th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Winn Schwartau|

I never expected to work in this industry. Yet here I am. A woman working in infosec. I did not go to school for IT and I had no interest in pursuing a security related career. Yet here I am. Somehow, completely by accident, I have spent the [...]

Mar 23, 2016

WINNsday: The Importance of “Hiring the Unhireable” to Protect Nations & Networks

By | March 23rd, 2016|Winn Schwartau|

Recently at this year's RSA Conference, our founder and CEO Winn Schwartau gave an incredible 15 minute presentation on Hiring the Unhireable. This is a topic that Winn has spoken about in the past; each time he receives praise, yet each time those he targets do little (if anything) to [...]

Nov 25, 2015

WINNsday: Wrapping Up the 2015 Conference Season

By | November 25th, 2015|Winn Schwartau|

We asked Winn Schwartau, our Founder and CEO, to sum up this past conference season. His response? "Very good." We pressed him to elaborate. :) Some people live day to day or week to week. Here at SAC, we tend to live "conference season to conference season" – and the [...]

Jul 06, 2015

Winn Says, “It’s Just Another Case of Missing the Obvious”

By | July 6th, 2015|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Winn Schwartau|

Oh boy.  The security experts at G DATA discovered 440,000 new strains of Android malware by analyzing data for the first quarter of 2015.  Winn Schwartau says, "It's just another case of missing the obvious." This is a big deal considering the amount of people who buy stuff off of [...]

Jul 02, 2015

A Noob goes to InfoWarCon

By | July 2nd, 2015|Miscellaneous, Security Awareness 101, Winn Schwartau|

This post comes to us from a non-technical colleague of ours who is new to the information security world. We threw him into a highly technical conference and inundated him with information. Take a look at his takeaways.   So I'm just a normal internet-loving dude who's not particularly savvy [...]

Jun 03, 2015

“Cyber Experts Warn Airlines Should Be in a Cyber Panic” Response from Winn Schwartau: “I am not a Doomsayer.”

By | June 3rd, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Winn Schwartau|

Recently, a security researcher commandeered a plane through the entertainment system and Winn Schwartau was interviewed in an article that asked for his opinion on the matter. See below. Original Article: "Cyber Experts Warn Airlines Should Be In A Cyber Panic Over Potential Vulnerabilities" “I really believe in this. This [...]

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 [...]

Apr 30, 2015

Message from Winn: Watch Out for This New Scam!

By | April 30th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

Hi there, More than 5,000 people dead and counting. And you can also count on cyber-criminals exploiting the disaster. What else is new? Disgusting. Scammers are now using the Nepal disaster to trick people in clicking on links, both on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails trying to solicit charitable giving [...]

Mar 26, 2015

Solving the Cyber Security Hiring Crisis: DHS and the Great Talent Search

By | March 26th, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Winn Schwartau|

Throwback Thursday to a presentation Winn did with our great partner Concise Courses. Here's the summary of the presentation and the video - it's under 20 minutes! At no time in history has the United States had a greater need for cybersecurity experts to protect government networks, critical infrastructures and [...]

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