What is Cyber Security Awareness and Why is it Important?

IT Governance

For all the talk of criminal hacking, ransomware infections and the technologies to prevent them, the key to protecting your organisation is cyber security awareness training. The importance of cyber security staff awareness. Cyber security awareness best practices.

Reinventing Security Awareness Training

Data Breach Today

Want to improve how your organization delivers and absorbs security awareness training? Then it comes down to reinventing your approach, including gamification, says Barracuda's Michael Flouton

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NSA Security Awareness Posters

Schneier on Security

From a FOIA request, over a hundred old NSA security awareness posters. These sorts of security awareness posters were everywhere, but there was one I especially liked -- and I asked for a copy. Here are the BBC's favorites. Here are Motherboard's favorites.

10 Security Awareness Training Mistakes to Avoid

Dark Reading

Give your cybersecurity culture a boost by adding these to the "don't" column of your cybersecurity awareness training do's and don'ts list

Can Security Awareness Lead to Peace on Earth?

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9 New Tactics to Spread Security Awareness

Dark Reading

Employees are often your first line of security defense when the bad guys come calling -- providing your workers are properly trained. Security leaders share how they're raising awareness

Survey Data Reveals Gap in Americans' Security Awareness

Dark Reading

Survey data reveals many people have never heard of major cyberattacks, including the attack targeting Colonial Pipeline

New House Bill Aims to Drive Americans' Security Awareness

Dark Reading

The legislation requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to establish a cybersecurity literacy campaign

Smart Building Security Awareness Grows

Dark Reading

In 2020, expect to hear more about smart building security

Employees Would Simply Rather Not with Boring Security Awareness Training, New Research Finds

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Educating Educators: Microsoft's Tips for Security Awareness Training

Dark Reading

Microsoft's director of security education and awareness shares his approach to helping train employees in defensive practices

Live Webinar: Expert Insights into the 2020 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report

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Live Webinar: What Do Shirtless Men Have To Do with Security Awareness ? Part 2

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Live Webinar: What Do Shirtless Men Have To Do with Security Awareness?

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7 Tips for an Effective Employee Security Awareness Program

Dark Reading

Breaches and compliance requirements have heightened the need for continuous and effective employee training, security experts say

Designing Employee Security Awareness Training That Works

eSecurity Planet

The secret to effective employee security awareness training boils down to three things: Train early, often, and explain why

Researchers Create New Framework to Evaluate User Security Awareness

Dark Reading

Approaches based on questionnaires and self-evaluation are not always a good indicator of how well a user can mitigate social engineering threats

'Culture Eats Policy for Breakfast': Rethinking Security Awareness Training

Dark Reading

What's definitely not working with end-user cybersecurity awareness training - and what you can do about it

8 Tips for Building a Security-Aware Culture

MediaPro

My colleagues at MediaPRO and I have historically had loads to say about the importance of security awareness, and there’s always more to say on that subject. More and more I’m hearing talk of “culture change” and of “creating security cultures”—conversations that go well beyond mere awareness. Building a culture of security at an organization, the thinking goes, is the best way to change risky behavior. Emphasize the Value in the Awareness Spend.

Why Security Awareness Training Should Be Backed by Security by Design

Dark Reading

Cybersecurity training needs an overhaul, though the training itself is only one small part of how security teams can influence user behavior

The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs

Dark Reading

It's a ridiculous business decision to rely on the discretion of a minimally trained user to thwart a highly skilled sociopath, financially motivated criminal, or nation-state

Defining Security Awareness: Understanding Comes Before Improvement

InfoGoTo

Distraction is the opposite of awareness. According to popular belief and standard practices, this so-called “awareness” represents a large part of what’s needed in order to prevent security incidents, or at least minimize their impact, right?

Webinar: Learn the Ins and Outs of a Security-Aware Culture from a Forrester Expert

MediaPro

Developing and maintaining a security-aware culture in an organization has become vital in the defense against modern cyberthreats. PST for the live webinar Harden the Human Firewall by Building Awareness, Behavior, and Culture , co-lead by Forrester analyst Jinan Budge and MediaPRO Chief Learning Officer Tom Pendergast. Learn how to instill a culture of security through an engaging, meaningful, and even entertaining security awareness program.

6 Reasons Security Awareness Programs Go Wrong

Dark Reading

While plenty of progress has been made on the training front, there's still some work ahead in getting the word out and doing so effectively

55% of Companies Don't Offer Mandatory Security Awareness Training

Dark Reading

Even those that provide employee training do so sparingly, a new study finds

Employees’ lack of security awareness is “inexplicable and inexcusable”

IT Governance

Organisations’ second biggest concern is their employees’ lack of security awareness, according to CyberEdge’s 2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report. This is the first time in five years that poor security awareness hasn’t topped the list – with ‘lack of skilled personnel’ nabbing the top spot. It adds: “Suffering from a shortage of high-quality security talent is completely understandable. How is poor awareness affecting organisations?

On-Demand Webinar: Learn the Ins and Outs of a Security-Aware Culture from a Forrester Expert

MediaPro

Developing and maintaining a security-aware culture in an organization has become vital in the defense against modern cyberthreats. Watch our on-webinar Harden the Human Firewall by Building Awareness, Behavior, and Culture , with MediaPRO Chief Learning Officer Tom Pendergast guest speaker Forrester analyst Jinan Budge to learn how to instill a culture of security through an engaging, meaningful, and even entertaining security awareness program.

4 Ways Security Awareness Managers Can Use the 2019 DBIR

MediaPro

Here’s another, this one offering four pieces of advice for security awareness training managers based on the findings of the DBIR. This means security awareness managers cannot exempt executives from training. If anti-phishing training , ideally paired with a phishing simulator , is not part of your awareness initiative, it should be. The lesson for security awareness managers?

Raising Security Awareness: Why Tools Can't Replace People

Dark Reading

Training your people and building relationships outside of the security organization is the most significant investment a CISO can make

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Bridging the Gap Between Security Awareness and Action

AIIM

Information security is at the list of concerns (80% are “concerned” or “extremely concerned”). 43% of organizations see the information security and governance problem as “impossible” or “very difficult” to automate, creating competitive advantage for those organizations that can solve this riddle. My new eBook, Bridging the Gap Between Security Awareness and Action , explores these five key issues: How to shift the “governance” conversation to higher ground.

Is your staff’s cyber security awareness up to scratch?

IT Governance

The failure of staff to follow workplace security regulations, as well as criminal hackers finding more ways to exploit members of staff, is becoming an increasing problem. Much of this is because companies fail to follow basic security measures when it comes to employee provisioning and deprovisioning. Staff can easily undermine your organisation’s cyber security. They need to understand and comply with your cyber security rules and regulations.

Proving the Value of Security Awareness with Metrics that 'Deserve More'

Dark Reading

Without metrics that matter to the business, awareness programs will continue to be the bastard child of security

4 Holiday Cybersecurity Projects to Fill Some Quiet Time

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How to Gauge the Effectiveness of Security Awareness Programs

Dark Reading

If you spend $10,000 on an awareness program and expect it to completely stop tens of millions of dollars in losses, you are a fool. If $10,000 prevents $100,000 in loss, that's a 10-fold ROI

Upcoming webinar: Creating an effective cyber security awareness programme

IT Governance

As hard as it is to believe, an organisation’s biggest security risk is often its own. 75% of large organisations suffered staff-related security breaches in , with 50% of the worst breaches caused by human error, according to a report published by Axelos. Yet when organisations initiate a compliance programme or implement an information security management system (ISMS), the importance of understanding the audience and their unique needs is often overlooked.

The Anti-Tom’s Guide to Reckless Holiday Shopping

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Optimizing the Security Awareness of Your End-Users

Dark Reading

End-users can be the weakest link in your infosec defense. But according to KnowBe4 founder and CEO Stu Sjouwerman, there is something you can do about that - if you implement the right behavioral diagnostics and focus your training needs on individual users' actual weaknesses

31 Days of Security Awareness in #DevSecOps – DAY 22 by Alyssa Miller

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Keeping Loved Ones Safe from Romance Scams

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