Who is the Security Awareness Company?

The Security Awareness Company (SAC) has provided organizations with dynamic security awareness training materials on an international scale since 1991 when we were founded by visionary information security pioneer, Winn Schwartau.

We create successful cyber security awareness training programs (including compliance standards such as HIPAA and PCI-DSS) for companies of all sizes. Our products are different from other security companies, because our engaging content is specifically designed to transform your end-users into human firewalls.

We are passionate about the importance of cyber security awareness and educating people to become good digital citizens. Your organization simply cannot afford to limit company security training to boring annual PowerPoint presentations or dry modules that no one absorbs. Let us help you implement a program that will actually change your users’ behavior for the long-term!

Security Awareness is Our Passion

Knowing that information security can quickly overwhelm the average user, we produce content – written by cyber security professionals – that is easy to retain and instantly applicable to daily life. We understand that you can’t change someone’s behavior without changing their mindset; our visionary approach is to treat security awareness as a marketing campaign for maximum success:

  1. Create training moments at frequent intervals.
  2. Repeatedly restate the same key awareness messages in new ways.
  3. Make the messages relevant to the users’ everyday life and use real examples.
  4. Draw on modern trends to grab attention and to make learning fun.

In addition to helping our clients, we also utilize our creativity and technical know-how in order to fully serve the global community of users as a whole. Throughout the year, we share cyber awareness advice shoulder-to-shoulder with information security giants and speak at events to promote the importance of training end-users effectively.

We also regularly update a full archive of FREE security awareness training materials (many items starring our beloved mascot, Security Cat!) and our security awareness blog.

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Accolades from Clients

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with The Security Awareness Company. Your professionalism and work are fantastic. The newsletter continues to get RAVE reviews here. I can’t tell you how many emails and or phone calls I get every time I launch one. ALL positive!! Even our CEO has commented on it on numerous occasions. Trust me if I am ever again in the need for a Cyber Security Newsletter Program I know exactly where to go to.”

– Medical Supply Distributor

“These videos rock, I am really impressed. Thanks for your hard work and support.”

– Global Electronics Distributor

“From us: ‘best so far!!!’ I typically get some hallway comments regarding [your content], but for this issue many of my staff are taking the time to email me saying ‘great newsletter.’ You definitely struck a positive chord on this one, great job!”

– Finance Sector, NYC

“LOVE THIS ISSUE! I’ve even overhead ‘bathroom stall chatter’ encouraging others to read this one!”

– National Finance Institution

“You guys are the best in the business!”

– Compliance Training Reseller

“As always, your content is informative, entertaining, and our people are actually viewing it regularly!”

– Government Energy Research Agency

“Security awareness is a dry as dust topic to the typical end user. We have struggled in the past getting people to read and assimilate security tips, policies, concepts, etc. The SAC newsletter is thoughtfully designed, fresh each month, timely, and easily understandable by our folks with varying degrees of technical understanding. We’ve managed to turn a ‘roll your eyes back in your head’ topic into a monthly event our employees wait for AND share with their family. Thank you SAC.”

– Nationally-Known Credit Union

“Very entertaining. This must be very difficult, alerting to possible issues/problems without numbing the user into a frame of mind that says, ‘Too hard, I’m going to do nothing.’ Really, ya’ll have been superb. Thanks.”

– US Military Agency

“Our organization has partnered with The Security Awareness Company for nearly 2 years. The momentum of education and awareness has expanded beyond Information Security to Privacy, Physical Security and Operations. Their creativity and willingness to work with us for custom media and training has improved participation greatly. The momentum continues and so does our partnership. We are very grateful for The Security Awareness Company.”

– Global Well-Being Company

What’s it like to work with us?

We are a small, customer service-oriented boutique and cater to both small businesses and global enterprises. We strive to give all of our clients one-on-one attention in order to deliver the best awareness program possible for their organizations.

While we can never promise 24-hour turnaround, our production team delivers high-quality work efficiently and usually ahead of schedule. Some tasks can be delivered in as little as 3 business days, but depending upon complexity can extend to several weeks. Let us know how we can assist you in all things Security Awareness! 🙂

  • Creating branding templates
  • Branding requested materials
  • Preparing off-the-shelf materials
  • Developing custom launch videos
  • Designing branding LMS portal
  • Editing materials with custom requests
  • Developing custom training materials
  • Presidents Day
  • 4-day weekends for Labor Day, Independence Day, & Memorial Day
  • Wed – Fri of the week of Thanksgiving
  • Last 2 weeks of December

We respond to email during normal business hours with the exception of the U.S. holidays & dates listed, during which we will be closed. Please be patient with us as we want to serve all of our clients equally and exceed everyone’s expectations, while giving our hard-working production team plenty of time to rest and refresh their creativity!

We don’t advocate launching security awareness programs in January, October, or December. The beginning of the year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the holiday season provide too many distractions for users to engage with something else new. Pick a surprising month, something unexpected and that you can “own” in order to get the best results.

Meet the Key Players of Our Awesome Team

<strong>Winn Schwartau</strong>
Winn SchwartauFounder & Chief Visionary Officer
<strong>Bob Todrank</strong>
Bob TodrankChief Executive Officer
<strong>Ashley Schwartau</strong>
Ashley SchwartauChief Operating Officer
<strong>Kayley Melton</strong>
Kayley MeltonChief Digital Officer
<strong>Jane McGraw</strong>
Jane McGrawDirector of Business Development
<strong>Stacey-Lee Messam</strong>
Stacey-Lee MessamClient Program Manager
<strong>Alex Smith</strong>
Alex SmithMarketing Coordinator
<strong>Tyler Balding</strong>
Tyler BaldingeLearning Development Manager
<strong>Erin Osborne</strong>
Erin OsborneSenior Graphic Designer
<strong>Jeremy Skaggs</strong>
Jeremy SkaggsSenior Video Developer
<strong>Justin Bonnema</strong>
Justin BonnemaSenior Writer
<strong>Breck Cooper</strong>
Breck CooperLead Web Developer
<strong>Sherra Schwartau</strong>
Sherra SchwartauSenior Content QA Specialist
<strong>Cheeto</strong>
CheetoChief Security Cat