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Security Awareness Posters for TROD 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:11

Security Awareness Posters for the Army

The U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal gave away more than 200 security awareness posters at their recent sixth annual TROD, or Team Redstone OPSEC Day (2018).  Morris Burbank contacted us to ask about supporting the even, which was conceived in 2012 when the National OPSEC was cancelled because of budget constraints. Mr. Burbank and two other OPSEC officers on post got together in February 2013 to generate ideas and in August of that year the inaugural event took place.

GDPR: Data Consent is Like Romantic Consent

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 13:00

GDPR Is Now In Effect

Last Friday, May 25, was the deadline for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This regulation is what's behind all those privacy  and "terms of service" updates you've been getting from apps and online businesses.  Companies who don't comply are risking fines which can be at least 4% of their worldwide annual revenue.  Facebook has already received a 4.5 billion dollar lawsuit.

FISSEA Contest 2018 - Motivational Item Winner

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 16:19
Security tool: Rounds and Stops wins for Security Awareness Motivational Item at the 31st Annual FISSEA Conference, held at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD on March 14-15, 2018.

Rounds & Stops - A Security Awareness Tool

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 18:07
These Security Awareness "Rounds and Stops" are our entry in the 2018 FISSEA contest in the category: Motivation Item.

The Security Mash

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 19:14
Our 2018 contest entry for security awareness short video is a funny animation of the "Security Mash."

Visual Trumps Audio.

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 20:00

In "100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People," Dr. Susan Weinschenk shares the secrets of making learning stick and getting a response from people. Her techniques combine behavioral science, psychology, and practical examples. Here's a short teaser with five secrets to a great presentation that can be applied to security awareness.

 

Add a Living Book to Your Security Awareness Events

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:00
A Living Book event can increase security awareness. Find out how.

Try These Security Awareness Contests With Your Staff

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:00
Contests are a good way to motivate people. This article presents 14 ideas for security awareness contests and touches on the 3 P's of contests: Planning, Prizes, and Promotion. A contest can be a simple prize draw or a competition with rules for entry and criteria for winning.

Prevention or Cure?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:09
A single employee could have prevented the Equifax breach of 2017 that exposed personal data of more than 143 million people. To address the topic of prevention versus cure, here's an adaptation of a poem, written in 1895, attributed to Joseph Malins.

Security Metrics - Measure What Matters - Part 4

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 18:32
Measure internal user activities and determine which behaviors are good, bad, and ugly.