Oct 15, 2019

Security Awareness: Get Management to Buy In

By | October 15th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks, Winn Schwartau|

It's a question that many cybersecurity program managers have: How can I get management to buy into our security awareness plan? Oftentimes, organizations are slow to invest in prevention, and it can be taxing for a manager to convince them of the value of a strong SAP. The Security Awareness [...]

Sep 06, 2019

Winn Schwartau selected to ISSA Hall of Fame

By | September 6th, 2019|Miscellaneous, Winn Schwartau|

We have a Hall of Famer in our midst. Winn Schwartau, the man who founded The Security Awareness Company nearly three decades ago, is set to be recognized for his countless career achievements on Oct. 1 in Dallas. The Information Security Systems Association (ISSA) is one of the security awareness [...]

May 28, 2019

How Much for That Data in the Window?

By | May 28th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks, Winn Schwartau|

What follows is an edited excerpt from Winn Schwartau’s latest book “Analogue Network Security”, available here.  Question: How much is an autographed picture of Chuck Norris worth? Answer: Whatever someone is willing to pay for it. In the real, physical world of commerce, the free market economy does a good [...]

Dec 28, 2017

Your Security Awareness Program is Just Another Dynamic Business Process

By | December 28th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs, Winn Schwartau|

No matter what business you are in, for it to be successful, you must develop, and evolve over time, improved processes. Whether it’s making a pizza parlor 15% more efficient, or streamlining warehouse inventory management by optimizing deliveries and shipments, it’s all about process. Every business relationship has a beginning; [...]

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 [...]

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