New2Cyber Resource Toolkit

The New2Cyber Toolkit was designed to help you quickly develop or improve your Security Awareness Training Program with resources built by the SANS Security Awareness Community. These materials are appropriate for use in new awareness programs and by highly experienced awareness practitioners looking to improve an established program.

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New2Cyber Resource Toolkit

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How to Use these Resources

The toolkit has something for everyone and is designed for users to pick and choose the resources most useful to their specific programs. The materials are packaged in an order for teams looking to start a new cyber awareness training program. For more established or awareness programs, select the specific resources you need. Your Kit will include:

  • Sample Project Charter: Project Charters are the first step in planning any large-scale project or initiative. This includes the key elements of a Project Charter for a new Security Awareness Program.
  • Sample Project Plan: A detailed example of what a complete Project Plan can look like for a comprehensive Security Awareness Program.
  • Presentation: Slide deck to help you gain leadership's support for your Security Awareness Program.
  • Phishing Planning Guide: This strategic guide walks you through the key elements of planning a successful phishing program.
  • Maturity Model eBook: The Security Awareness Maturity Model is a key part of planning and communicating your awareness program. Both the model and a detailed breakdown of each stage is provided in your toolkit.
  • And more!