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2016 Security Awareness Report Key Findings

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT (2016-03-29 15:00:00 UTC)
  • Lance Hayden, Bob Rudis, Lance Spitzner

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Learn how to take your security awareness program to the next level as Bob Rudis, Lance Hayden, and Lance Spitzner cover key findings from the 2016 Securing the Human Security Awareness Report. Specifically the top two challenges facing security awareness teams and how organizations are resolving them.

Speaker Bios

Bob Rudis

Bob Rudis has over 20 years of experience using data to help defend global Fortune 100 companies and is a Security Data Scientist at Verizon. Bob is a serial tweeter (@hrbrmstr), avid blogger (, author (Data-Driven Security), speaker, and regular contributor to the open source community ( He currently serves on the board of directors for the Society of Information Risk Analysts, is on the editorial board of SANS Securing The Human program and was co-chair of the 2014 Metricon security metrics/analytics conference. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Scranton.

Lance Hayden

Lance Hayden has worked in information security for 25 years, beginning his career as a human intelligence (HUMINT) operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. He has acted as a trusted security advisor to government, military, and enterprise customers across industries including banking and finance, insurance, healthcare, retail, energy, and internet service providers.

Mr. Hayden previously developed and managed a boutique IT governance, risk, and compliance (IT GRC) consulting practice inside a global networking and technology company. This team provided high-value service engagements focused on information security strategy and culture, risk management and assessment, security evaluation and metrics, and compliance support. Mr. Hayden has extensive experience with international standards including the ISO 27000 information security family and with industry frameworks and regulations including PCI DSS, HIPAA, FISMA, COBIT, and CMMI. He holds CISSP, CISM, CRISC, and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor professional certifications.

Mr. Hayden's research specialties are in the areas of information security culture, security metrics, privacy, and surveillance. A regular speaker and contributor in information security industry conferences and publications, Mr. Hayden is also the author of IT Security Metrics: A Practical Framework for Measuring Security and Protecting Data andPeople-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture, both from McGraw-Hill. He is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Texas School of Information and a member of the iSchool Advisory Board.

Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Securing The Human. Lance Spitzner has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness and training. He invented the concept of honeynets, founded the Honeynet Project and published three security books. Lance has worked and consulted in over 25 countries and helped over 350 organizations plan, maintain and measure their security awareness programs. In addition, Lance is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Security Alliance, frequent presenter, serial tweeter (@lspitzner) and works on numerous community security projects. Before working in information security, Mr. Spitzner served as an armor officer in the Army's Rapid Deployment Force and earned his MBA from the University of Illinois.

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