Join us at the Rocky Mountain Hackfest, Live Online!! Virtual summit and courses take place June 4-13.


To attend this webcast, login to your SANS Account or create your Account.

This webcast has been archived. To view the webcast login into your SANS Portal Account or create an account by clicking the "Get Registered" button on the right.Once you register, you can download the presentaion slides below.

Get Ready for NCSAM 2016

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-07-28 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Michael Kaiser, Lance Spitzner

You can now attend the webcast using your mobile device!



October marks the 13th National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure everyone has the resources needed to stay safer, more secure and better able to protect their personal information online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and all individuals and organizations have roles to play in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. As your organization prepares for NCSAM, tune in to a webcast with NCSA Executive Director Michael Kaiser and SANS Securing The Human to get the latest on what's coming this October and tips for carrying out your awareness and education efforts. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about NCSAM 2016 as they prepare for the month.

Speaker Bios

Michael Kaiser

Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in 2008. As NCSA's chief executive, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies - business, government and other nonprofit organizations - in NCSA's broad public education and outreach efforts to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. Mr. Kaiser leads NCSA in several major awareness initiatives, including National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign. NCSA builds efforts through public-private partnerships that address cybersecurity and privacy issues for a wide array of target audiences, including individuals, families and the education and business communities. In 2009, Mr. Kaiser was named one of SC Magazine's information security luminaries.

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.

Need Help? Visit our FAQ page or email

Not able to attend a SANS webcast? All Webcasts are archived so you may view and listen at a time convenient to your schedule. View our webcast archive and access webcast recordings/PDF slides.