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2017 SANS Security Awareness Report

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT (2017-05-30 15:00:00 UTC)
  • The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC), Lance Spitzner

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One of the biggest challenges awareness officers struggle with is we have so little data to make decisions. The 3rd annual SANS Security Awareness Report changes that. With feedback from over 1,000 awareness professionals, we provide you data driven action items you can take to build, maintain and measure a high-impact program. Learn what the data reveals, including what are the most common challenges awareness programs face, how successful awareness programs overcome those challenges, and how can your organization replicate what they are doing. Top items you will learn will include:

1. The number one resource you should be asking for.

2. How to get/maintain leadership support and why its so important.

3. The key soft skill to long term success and how to develop it.

4. Benchmark the maturity of your awareness program against others.

Speaker Bios

Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, security architecture and awareness training and is a SANS Senior Instructor. He helped pioneer the fields of deception and cyber intelligence with his creation of honeynets and founding of The Honeynet Project. In addition, Lance has published three security books, consulted in over 25 countries, and helped over 350 organizations build awareness programs to manage their human risk. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Attivo Networks. Lance is the author and an instructor for MGT433: Managing Human Risk: Mature Security Awareness Programs, and MGT521: Leading Cybersecurity Change: Building A Security-Based Culture, and built the SANS Security Awareness business unit from the ground up over the past 10 years. With the catalyst of COVID-19, Lance created multiple resources for securing humans from home, from those working remotely for the first time or managing newly remote teams, to children learning and playing online. Read more about Lance here.

The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC)

The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) is a research initiative of American University's Kogod School of Business (KSB) focused on the governance and management of cybersecurity. Through multidisciplinary research and collaboration, KCGC aims to promote responsible cybersecurity governance by providing today's leaders with actionable and well-supported guidance that will help them overcome challenges and maximize opportunities arising from the cybersecurity issues that are essential to their core stakeholder responsibilities. Visit the Center to find out more information.

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