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!
Folks, as we gear up for the upcoming Security Awareness Summit in Dallas TX on 10 Sep, I wanted to share with you on how you can prepare for the event to make the most out of it. If you will be attending the event, some things to consider.
SHARING: We are very excited about having six amazing speakers lead the event. However this is only just one of the many opportunities for you to learn. We are asking attendees to bring and share examples of their own awareness program. This can be newsletters, posters, mouse pads, calendars, stickers or any other resource you created that was a big hit. If possible, bring multiple copies to share with your peers. If you bring any large items, such as a poster, we will be happy to hang it for others to see.
SHOW-N-TELL: If you like, take the sharing to the next level. During lunch any ...
Editor's Note: This is a guest Blog Post from Dan deBeaubien. Below is a description of his upcoming talk on "Measuring Human Risk - What is Your Security Score" at theSecurity Awareness Summit 10 Sep in Dallas.
Assuming that we know what to do in a given circumstance related to cyber security - install a firewall, do an audit, train our staff, whatever, and, also assuming that many resources abound to address these situations as they arise, the emergent issue is often where to start. We can't do everything, everywhere - we need to know where to begin, and where to go next. In my role at Michigan Tech, and working closely