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San Diego, CA | MGT521: Driving Cybersecurity Change - Establishing a Culture of Protect, Detect and Respond (Beta)

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 - San Diego, CA - MGT521 Beta Two 2020

SANS course MGT521 will teach leaders how to:

  • Explain what culture is, how it applies to cybersecurity, and how to understand and measure your security culture.
  • Explain what organizational change is, identify different models for creating change and learn how to apply those models.
  • Align this change to your organization's strategy, including how to leverage different security frameworks and maturity models.
  • More effectively communicate to your Board Directors and executives, collaborate with your peers, and engage your workforce.
  • Enable and secure your workforce by integrating security into all aspects of your organizational culture.
  • Dramatically improve both the time and impact of large-scale security initiatives.
  • Leverage numerous templates and resources from the course Digital Download Package and Community Forum that you can then build on.
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Bonn, Germany | Presentation: Leading Cybersecurity Change - The Human Perspective

Wed, Feb 5, 2020 - Bonn, Germany - IT Defense 2020

Learn how to become a far more effective security leader by leveraging the principles of behavioral economics and embed security at an organizational level. Key things you will learn include:

  • How we are driving attackers to target humans
  • Why so many security initiatives fail at the human level
  • What is a strong security culture and the two key elements to creating one
  • Most common mistakes organizations make attempting to address the human issue
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New York City, NY | MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership

Mon, Feb 10 - Fri, Feb 14, 2020 - New York City Winter 2020

MGT514 uses case studies from Harvard Business School, case scenarios, team-based exercises, and discussions that put students in real-world situations. You will be able to use these same activities with your own team members at work.

The next generation of security leadership must bridge the gap between security staff and senior leadership by strategically planning how to build and run effective security programs. After taking this course you will have the fundamental skills to create strategic plans that protect your company, enable key innovations, and facilitate working effectively with your business partners.

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San Francisco, CA | MGT521: Driving Cybersecurity Change - Establishing a Culture of Protect, Detect and Respond

Sun, Feb 23 - Mon, Feb 24, 2020 - RSA Conference 2020

Cybersecurity is no longer just about technology it is ultimately about organizational change. Change in not only how people think about security but what they prioritize and how they act, from the Board of Directors on down. Organizational change is a field of management study that enables organizations to analyze, plan, and then improve their operations and structures by focusing on people and culture.

SANS course MGT521 will teach leaders how to leverage the principles of organizational change, enabling them to develop, maintain and measure a security driven culture. Through hands-on, real-world instruction and a series of interactive labs and exercises in which you will apply the concepts of organizational change to a variety of different security initiatives, you will quickly learn how to embed cybersecurity into your organizational culture.

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Munich, Germany | MGT433: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a Mature Awareness Program

Thu, Mar 5 - Fri, Mar 6, 2020 - Munich March 2020

Through a series of labs and exercises, you will develop your own custom security awareness plan that you can implement as soon as you return to your organization. Some of the things you'll learn include:

  • How to identify different target groups and deploy role based training.
  • How to effectively engage and communicate to your workforce, to include addressing the challenges of different roles, generations and nationalities
  • How to sustain your security awareness program long term, including advanced programs such as gamification and ambassador programs
  • How to measure the impact of your awareness program, track reduction in human risk, and communicate the program's value to leadership
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Prague, Czech Republic | MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership

Mon, Mar 9 - Fri, Mar 13, 2020 - Prague March 2020

This course gives you tools to become a security business leader who can build and execute strategic plans that resonate with other business executives, create effective information security policy, and develop management and leadership skills to better lead, inspire, and motivate your teams.

MGT514 uses case studies from Harvard Business School, case scenarios, team-based exercises, and discussions that put students in real-world situations. You will be able to use these same activities with your own team members at work.

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Orlando, FL | MGT433: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a Mature Awareness Program

Fri, April 3 - Sat, April 4, 2020 - SANS 2020

The most effective way to secure the human element is to establish a mature security awareness program that goes beyond just compliance, changes peoples' behaviors and ultimately creates a secure culture. This intense two-day course will teach you the key concepts and skills needed to do just that, and is designed for those establishing a new program or wanting to improve an existing one. Course content is based on lessons learned from hundreds of security awareness programs from around the world. In addition, you will learn not only from your instructor, but from extensive interaction with your peers. Finally, through a series of labs and exercises, you will develop your own custom security awareness plan that you can implement as soon as you return to your organization.

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London, UK | MGT433: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a Mature Awareness Program

Mon, May 18 - Tues, May 19, 2020 - London May 2020

The course covered how to create a comprehensive program and gave me many more ideas and inspiration (really!) to hit the ground running. Learned from hearing fellow students' feedback. Also felt good about what I've done thus far!

Yvonne Bashor, Oregon Legislature

I'm running a global program as a team of one. The networking is invaluable.

Janet Roberts, American Express Co.

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Washington, DC | MGT433: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a Mature Awareness Program

Sat, June 13 - Sun, June 14, 2020 - SANSFIRE 2020

Having been actively involved in information security for more than 20 years, I have seen one constant factor: people are the number one target for cyber attackers because we fail to properly invest in and secure them. Once trained, your workforce will become your greatest asset, not only in preventing incidents but being able to quickly identify and report them, developing a far more resilient organization. I am extremely excited about MGT433, as we provide organizations with the skills, resources and community they need to build a high-impact security awareness program that will not only change behaviors, but also measure that change.

- Lance Spitzner

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Austin, TX | SANS Security Awareness Summit & Training 2020

Summit: August 5-6 | Training: August 3-4; August 7-12

The 7th annual SANS Security Awareness Summit is on and we're getting ready for our biggest and best Summit yet! Every year, we strive to provide the very best forum for security awareness officers looking to take their program to the next level! Our promise is to provide actionable lessons you can take back and apply right away within your own organization, with a focus on your industry, employee base, and current maturity level. This two-day Summit includes expert awareness-focused talks, interactive discussions, networking events, and more!

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Go beyond compliance. Build, grow and measure your security awareness program easily with SANS Security Awareness Training. Increase engagement and maximize effectiveness.

OnDemand MGT433: How to Build, Maintain, and Measure a Mature Awareness Program

This OnDemand training gives you anytime, anywhere access to our world leading information security training. Learn the most effective way to secure the human element by establishing a mature security awareness program that goes beyond just compliance, changes peoples' behaviors and ultimately creates a secure culture. Taught by Lance Spitzner, this intense OnDemand course will teach you the key concepts and skills needed to do just that, and is designed for those establishing a new program or wanting to improve an existing one.

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