What I Learned at the SANS Security Awareness Summit

Each year for the past 4 years I've made the trek to a new city to join my fellow security awareness nerds, and sometimes to present to them, about what's going on in the security awareness industry. It's a great networking event, sometimes called a 2-day venting session, as we share problems and issues with our programs as well as successes and new ways to approach old problems.

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Jason Hoenich
Shifting to Security Awareness 2.0

Security Awareness 2.0 is a revolutionary approach that makes training not only more effective, but more enjoyable. Shifting to Security Awareness 2.0 requires a change in attitude and adopting a few basic principles.

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Jason Hoenich
Should we train our contractors in security awareness?

Should you train your contractors in cyber security awareness? The short answer is YES, but there are important HR and legal issues you need to consider before rolling it out. If you approach this without careful planning, you could run afoul of taxation and labor laws governing the classification of employees vs. independent contractors. Read on to understand how to navigate this issue and get everyone trained up!

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Chad Loder
BRAINWASHED: Humans are the weakest link

I'm kind of over all of this complacent industry agreement that hacks will happen because humans are the weakest link. It's become a catchall, responsibility avoiding excuse within the security world. I've heard it spewed profusely at security conferences, in business meetings, and its a rampant excuse/comment on LinkedIn & Reddit posts. It's on the same level as responding to an issue with "well, boys will be boys", or "she shouldn't dress that way if she doesn't..." - no...no no no no.

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Jason Hoenich
I quit my 6-figure Hollywood job to start a Security Awareness company. Here’s why.

I’ve walked away from the comfort and security of a high-paying job, in a career trajectory that was just beginning to peak. While I was managing the security awareness & training program for The Walt Disney Company, I began looking for a vendor doing high-quality, funny, security awareness videos. I am so very excited and proud to introduce our new company, Habitu8, Inc. (pronounced ha-bit-chew-ate).

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Jason HoenichCompany