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  • Friday, May 02, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT (2014-05-02 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Lance Spitzner

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People, and not technology, are becoming the greatest risk to organizations. Just like computers, people store, process and transfer information. But unlike computers, most organizations have done very little to secure their employees. This has left a tremendous human vulnerability within most organizations, one that cyber attackers are aggressively targeting and taking advantage of. In addition, untrained or unaware employees make common mistakes, with human error being one of the largest single reasons for record loss or breaches.

One of the most effective ways to secure the human is through a high-impact security awareness program that goes beyond just compliance and actively changes human behavior.

In this webcast we will teach you the five different stages of a mature security awareness program, and how to achieve of them. In addition, not only will you be able to secure your employees, but develop their detection and response capabilities, in effect, turning your employees from human firewalls to human sensors.

Speaker Bio

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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