Security Awareness Resource Center

Boost the effectiveness of your security awareness program with free tools from the InfoSec Institute Security Awareness Resource Center. Check back frequently — new resources are added every month!

Webinars and Videos

10 Proven Security Awareness Tips to Implement Now

Topics: Planning, Best Practices

Join Michael Osterman, President and Analyst at Osterman Research, to learn how to increase training participation, customize training content and frequency to better engage employees, and drive lasting behavioral and cultural changes.

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Webinars and Videos

5 Best Practices to Harden Your Human Firewall

Topics: Planning, Execution, Awareness, Metrics and Measurement, Best Practices

In this webinar, guest speaker and Forrester senior analyst Nick Hayes shares how to best engage employees as a proactive component of your security strategy. Nick details first-hand lessons from CISOs, training organizations and communications experts so you can successfully pivot your organization from simply security-aware to security-alert.

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Training Tools & Resources

Marine Lowlifes Poster Series

Topics: Awareness

Phishing: The security threat that just keeps swimming. Our new Marine Lowlifes poster series will warn your users about the tactics hackers use to steal protected information over email. Every poster is short and to the point to keep messaging effective.

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Webinars and Videos

Selling Security Sizzle: Marketing Tips for Training & Awareness

Topics: Planning, Awareness, Best Practices

Marketing isn’t just for business majors anymore. If your employees aren’t buying what your security awareness program is selling, this webinar is for you. Well beyond marketing fluff and sales tactics, we’ll uncover proven persuasion and inspiration techniques to help you “sell” employees on awareness training and ultimately influence security behaviors.

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5 Steps to Preventing Ransomware with Cyber-Aware Staff

Topics: Career & Professional Development, Awareness, Best Practices, Educational Science

Preventing ransomware attacks at your district requires more than just antivirus and firewalls. As hackers target schools with growing intensity, it’s time to add a layer of security awareness training to your district’s overall security strategy. Watch Pete Just, CTO at Metro School District of Wayne Township in Indiana, to learn how his five-step security awareness program keeps his district ransomware free.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Gartner Report: Designing a Security Champion Program

Topics: Planning, Execution, Awareness

Download this Gartner report to learn how Security Champions can help you advocate your security awareness message and model security best practices among peer groups. Mobilizing a squad of security champs will improve the reach and integrity of your team’s security awareness efforts and help you instill good security hygiene across all levels of your organization.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Complimentary Gartner Report: Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ — Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

Topics: Planning, Awareness

We’re pleased to be named to the Customers’ Choice Zone! Free from vendor influence, Gartner Peer Insights research reports are based on enterprise professionals’ software and service reviews and first-hand experiences through various stages of the IT life cycle – from evaluation through deployment.

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Whitepapers & Reports

12 Best Practices for Implementing Security Awareness Training

Topics: Planning, Execution, Awareness

New data from Osterman Research shows two-thirds of organizations reported a security incident in the past 12 months — a vulnerability researchers link to inadequate workforce security education. Download Osterman’s new report for 12 security awareness best practices you can implement today.

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Training Tools & Resources

Tip Sheet: 9 BEC Attack Red Flags

Topics: Awareness

Business email compromise (BEC) is a serious threat for businesses of all sizes. This tip sheet will teach users how to spot a BEC attack in the wild.

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Training Tools & Resources

Tip Sheet: Common Types of Phishing Attacks

Topics: Awareness

Teach your users how to avoid these six common phishing scams.

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Training Tools & Resources

Tip Sheet: End User’s Guide to a Clean Inbox

Topics: Awareness

This tip sheet shares nine actionable ways your users can keep spam out of their inbox.

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Training Tools & Resources

Tip Sheet: How to Recognize a Malicious Attachment

Topics: Awareness

Share this guide with your users to help them avoid malicious email attachments.

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