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 [...]

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? [...]

Oct 14, 2014

Review of Winn’s Talk from ISC2 Congress 2014

By | October 14th, 2014|Miscellaneous, Winn Schwartau|

For those of you who weren't able to be at the ISC2 Congress in Atlanta this year, you missed out. (Colin Powell was one of the keynotes!) It was a great show, as usual, and we had a lot of fun in our booth meeting all of the attendees who [...]

May 08, 2014

Chase & Reebok: An Epic Fail in Security Response

By | May 8th, 2014|Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

I am extremely security aware. Almost to the point of paranoid... but certainly acutely aware of what can go wrrrroonnngggg. Just the other day, I was checking a credit card and noticed a charge from Reebok for $345. Huh? What's that? I called Reebok, who responded, "We have no way [...]

Sep 23, 2013

BYOD? Bring Your Own Doom

By | September 23rd, 2013|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

IT’s efforts to protect information security can cause other problems. Mimecast CEO Peter Bauer lost a whole gallery of irreplaceable family photos and other personal information thanks to a BYOD policy he helped create. His daughter tried to open his smartphone. She tried to guess the phone’s PIN, and after [...]

Sep 20, 2013

InfowarCon 2014: Why We’re Sponsoring this Awesome Event

By | September 20th, 2013|Miscellaneous, Winn Schwartau|

More than 20 years ago, security experts predicted that Information Warfare would dominate conflict and would engage private companies, the individual and nation-states in ways they did not understand. Our very own Winn Schwartau even stood before congress, testifying to the future of cyberwar and was greeted with disbelief. “Mr. Schwartau, [...]

Aug 12, 2013

Remaking the Internet

By | August 12th, 2013|Winn Schwartau|

Recently I saw an article online in which designers were discussing how they would remake the internet focusing on mobile and social. They were focusing so much on the 'fun' parts that they completely forgot to mention the important parts - namely, the security! A while back, Bill Cheswick and [...]

Jun 18, 2013

When The Identity Guards Need Better Guards

By | June 18th, 2013|Winn Schwartau|

As a security pro, I get really ticked off when a supposed security company, in this case Identity Guard, screws the pooch. My wife asks me why I seem to see all of the problems with companies and security… and I have to guess it’s just cause I am…ahem… aware. [...]

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