Folks, I'm excited to announce that SANS MGT433 (Building a High-Impact Awareness Program) is coming to Canberra, Australia 18/19 March next year. This will be the first time this intense two-day class has ever been taught below the equator. If you are Down Under and your organization is building a new security awareness program or looking to pump-up your existing one, I highly recommend you don't miss this opportunity. Not only will you learn from the collective wisdom of hundreds of security awareness officers, this is a fantastic...
Folks, as some of you know in October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month we released the first ever Security Awareness Survey for Security Awareness Officers. Over 200 people responded, which was an amazing number. We had hoped to release the results of the survey this week but have ran into two challenges, to be honest both are good problems to have.
- We received far more information then we expected. We really want to be sure we take our time and digest/analyze this information correctly and present it in a useful and easy to use format for security awareness officers around the world.
- Bob Rudis from the infamous Verizon DBIR team volunteered to help analyze this rich source of information. We wanted to give Bob time to work his magic.
So, while the survey results will be later then we hoped, we like to think they will be well worth the wait. Stay tuned :)
At SANS Securing The Human, we recognize the important role National CyberSecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) plays in bringing attention to the cybersecurity challenges faced by all organizations. NCSAM's activities not only help educate and inform people, but they also create a culture of sharing and helping others. Given our passion surrounding this subject, we are providing a variety of free resources to help organizations and their awareness efforts. These resources include a series of a webcasts, the first annual security awareness survey, a poster and a new tips sheet. Learn more at www.securingthehuman.org/resources/ncsam.
Folks, we wanted to share a friendly follow-up on the Security Awareness Summit this week. We had over 130 security awareness officers from around the world and numerous industries come to share their lessons learned. We designed the summit for maximum interaction, to include a 'show-n-tell' table where people could share their awareness materials, attendee lightning talks, long breaks and round tables organized by industries. In addition we had six amazing speakers: Cheryl Conley from Lockheed Martin, Lance Hayden from Cisco, Cathy Click from FedEx, Jon Homer from Idaho National Labs, Dan deBeaubien from MTU and Matt Beland from Davis Wright Tremaine. Over the next couple of weeks I'll be posting more about each of the talks and the Summit. You can download their presentations from https://files.sans.org/summit/secaware14/.
In addition, we will be holding several security awareness summits next year, to include...
Folks, friendly reminder that SANS first Security Awareness Summit will be next Wednesday, 10 September in Dallas TX. Not only am I excited about the six great speakers, but Alan Paller (SANS Director of Research) will be leading the panel at the end of the day. In addition we have lightning talks during lunch and numerous opportunities for peers to interact and learn from each other. If you cannot attend the event, be sure to follow all the action next Wednesday on Twitter on #SecAwareSummit.
Hope to see at the event next week or catch you on Twitter!