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Why Use Microlearning In Security Awareness

By | February 16th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Formal learning has long been the bedrock of school systems worldwide. We go to class. A teacher presents the information. We are then tested on that information. It’s a scheduled, systematic way of educating. This is also the way most security awareness programs are designed. Users take a course or [...]

Using Brand Awareness To Improve Your Awareness Program

By | January 26th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

When marketing goods or services, every company’s success largely relies on their brand awareness—a measurement of how recognizable their product is to consumers. When we shop, the product we choose is often one we’re familiar with—some combination of name, logo and colors (among others). Being recognizable is a key component [...]

Why should I use email marketing for my security awareness program?

By | July 21st, 2016|Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

We proudly exclaim from the mountaintop here at SAC that in order for security awareness employee training to be truly successful, it should be treated like a marketing campaign. This might be considered a visionary approach, but we believe it's based in common sense and modernity. Before we dive into [...]

Is Security Awareness Important for the C-Suite?

By | July 13th, 2016|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

The following is a guest post from our partner Villbo Group. Security awareness training is one of the best measures an organization can take to enlighten its staff members on cyber threats. Training not only informs, but goes a notch higher to empower staff to be able to pick up [...]

Raising Post-Millennials: 5 Traits of Security Aware Kids

By | June 1st, 2016|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

Parents want to see their children succeed, to exceed their expectations and win at the whole Life Thing. We do our best to raise them to be good people with strong morals and convictions, but are we including their increasingly connected lives in the equation? Kids today have been coined [...]

Using Informal Learning to Increase Security Awareness

By | May 18th, 2016|Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Awareness is a form of education. Becoming aware of security threats and solutions is synonymous with learning about those things. The 70/20/10 Model Researchers in the 1980s discovered that there are three kinds of learning: experiential, informal/social, and formal. Most companies spend most of their L&D budgets on the last [...]

How to Market Your SAP

By | April 13th, 2016|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs|

Large organizations from around the world - and future clients - come to us with questions about how to best plan, launch and manage their internal security awareness programs — questions about metrics and subject matter, types of content and LMS specifics. But one of the most common questions we [...]

Are You Security Aware? Take the Human Firewall Pledge!

By | November 6th, 2015|Free Stuff, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

Participating in modern culture brings huge responsibilities. New threats pop up daily, adding exponentially to the millions already created. Although you don't need to be technical to be protected, there are many things a good cyber citizen still needs to do, like staying up to date on the latest tricks [...]

Oct. 1st #ChatSTC Summary – “STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Around the Digital World”

By | October 2nd, 2015|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks|

Yesterday afternoon, we joined some of our infosec colleagues in a #ChatSTC Twitter chat, sponsored by the global campaign STOP. THINK. CONNECT. This was the first of 5 chats that will take place during this year's NCSAM, and was on the topic of "STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Around the Digital World." [...]

The Mysteries of Laura: Your Password is No Mystery

By | May 13th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails|

  In a recent episode for the cop dramedy "The Mysteries of Laura" , Detective Laura Diamond and her team are trying to break into a suspect's computer to find some evidence. In the scene where they try to guess the suspect's password, this happens: You know what, Laura? We [...]

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