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Looking for Speakers for October?

SSO-STC-CCSAM-HashtagLogos-CYBERAWAREBLKAs many of us know, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM or #CyberAware). This is the month many organizations use to promote their internal security awareness efforts, to include bringing in speakers. If you are looking for speakers for this year, here are some suggestions. Keep in mind, some of these speakers may charge speaker fees.


  • Try your local law enforcement, such as local FBI or Secret Service. People will often come to your events just to meet a real agent. In addition, these people can bring fascinating, real world stories that people will want to hear. Best of all,
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Lessons Learned from the EU #SecAwareSummit

STH-Summit-London-BannerImageLast week we hosted the first ever SANS Security Awareness Summit in Europe. The goal of the summit was to bring together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world who are working to secure the human element. The event was huge success as over 80 professionals had the opportunity to meet and learn from each other. I wanted to share with you some of the key take aways from the event. You can also download the presentations from the summit here.


  • Behavior Costs: Angela Sasse is the Professor of Human-Centred Technology and Head of Information Security
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The War for Cyber Talent - #SecAwareSummit

Headshot May 2015Editor's Note: We are adding a free, bonus event for the upcoming Security Awareness Summit, a half day session on the most effective ways to finding cyber talent in today's environment.Below Jim Michaud discusses the War for Cyber Talent event and what you can learn from it.

When was the last time you heard this one? "We can't find enough of the qualified people we need, and we are worried about keeping the people we have developed". It's called a War for Talent for a reason. The supply of qualified cyber professionals is far outstripped by the increasing demand, and there appears to be no end in

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Gamification at Salesforce - #SecAwarenessSummit

Masha SedovaEditor's Note: Masha Sedova is the Senior Director of Trust Engagement at Salesforce.She is one of the speakers for the upcoming US Security Awareness Summit in Philadelphia August 19. Below she discusses her talk on gamification and the power of engaging employees.

For many employees in organizations across the world, security training is synonymous with getting a root canal. An interaction with the security team is rarely seen as a favorable experience and is often associated with policy enforcement, password rotation and annual computer-based trainings. But imagine a new work environment where your employees viewed the

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Ready or not here comes NERC CIP Version 5


Ted GutierrezEditor's Note:Ted Gutierrezis the ICS & NERC CIP Product Manager at the SANS Institute.Below he discusses the impact of NERC CIP Version 5 and how utilities can best prepare for it.

Can you believe it's been nearly four years since the first balloting of NERC CIP Version 5? Those of us who have been on the NERC CIP roller coaster for a while know what a ride it's been! The hairpin twists and turns that these standards have taken and the attempts by both industry and the regulators to explain, interpret and implement has been quite an adventure. Regardless of how you feel about the standards and if they will actually achieve the intended objectives, they

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