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

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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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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Webinars and Videos

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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Training Tools & Resources

Tip Sheet: Spam or Phishing Email?

Topics: Awareness

Teach your users what spam and phishing emails have in common — and also how to tell them apart.

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Webinars and Videos

After Awareness: Mobilizing Your Human Firewall With PhishNotify

Topics: Phishing, Awareness

Join Zach Luze, CISSP, CISA and CISO at Tennessee State University, to learn how he uses the SecurityIQ PhishNotify email plugin to increase awareness and stay ahead of email-based security threats at the college.

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Case Studies

How Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township Combats Ransomware With SecurityIQ

Topics: Awareness, Best Practices

CTO Pete Just, a former teacher, uses SecurityIQ to deliver personalized security awareness training to employees who need it the most. We met with Pete to learn more about his approach and how he’s used SecurityIQ to keep his district’s data secure.

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Case Studies

How Technical Financial Solutions Helps Clients Stay HIPAA Compliant With SecurityIQ

Topics: Awareness, Best Practices

Working out of Savannah, GA, Technical Financial Solutions (TFS) provides comprehensive IT auditing services to hospitals, insurance companies and nonprofits. Phishing simulations have been part of their service offering for years, but the company recently added SecurityIQ security awareness training to help their clients both identify — and correct — risky employee behavior.

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Case Studies

How Arkansas Securities Department Created a Culture of Increased Security Awareness with SecurityIQ

Topics: Awareness, Best Practices

IT Application Systems Supervisor Tyler Pate joined the Arkansas Securities Department team last year. As a former IT Security Analyst for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, Tyler knew increasing workforce security awareness would improve the Department’s overall security strategy.

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Case Studies

How Spikeball Dropped Their Phishing Susceptibility Rate by 30% In 6 Months

Topics: Awareness, Best Practices

To educate its remote team about the risks of security threats like phishing, Spikeball’s COO tasked Event Operations Manager Logan Cornelius with finding a security awareness training platform in early 2018. We met with Logan to learn why he selected SecurityIQ as Spikeball’s awareness training platform and how he’s since used SecurityIQ to drop his team’s phishing susceptibility rate by 30% in just six short months.

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Case Studies

How a National Healthcare Provider Mitigates Spearphishing With SecurityIQ’s PhishNotify

Topics: Awareness, Best Practices

This particular company previously included security training as part of their new hire onboarding process, but wanted to go one step further to ensure stored PHI was protected year-round. With every unauthorized PHI disclosure considered a HIPAA violation, the company saw awareness training as an important risk reduction tool.

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Case Studies

Securing a Global Workforce: How OLX Group Dropped Employee Phishing Susceptibility Rates More Than 90% in 6 Months

Topics: Awareness, Best Practices

A client since 2017, OLX used the SecurityIQ awareness training platform to drop it’s employee phishing susceptibility rate more than 90% in six months.

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Case Studies

How America’s Car-Mart Stays One Step Ahead of Hackers With SecurityIQ

Topics: Awareness, Best Practices

To help secure the company against security threats like phishing emails and keep sensitive data safe, Car-Mart Security Engineer Michael Prestien started shopping around for a workforce security awareness training platform to fit his team’s needs.

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Article

How to Create a Security Awareness Program

Topics: Planning, Awareness

Learn how to tailor your security awareness training program to your organization's unique culture and needs.

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Webinars and Videos

Breaking Down BEC: The $9 Billion Security Threat You Can’t Ignore

Topics: Awareness

Listen as security leaders from InfoSec Institute and DarkMatter share business email compromise (BEC) mitigation steps you can take now to protect your organization from nefarious actors.

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Your Need-to-Know Guide to GDPR Compliance

Topics: Planning, Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has struck fear into compliance officers around the world. Learn how your organization can comply with actionable tips from UK-based security expert, Susan Morrow.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Maximizing Knowledge Retention Through Repetition & Reinforcement

Topics: Planning, Awareness

How to use established behavioral science to get more from your security awareness training initiatives.

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Training Tools & Resources

Infographic: Phishing Epidemic

Topics: Awareness

Educate your end users about the growing phishing threat with this infographic.

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Training Tools & Resources

Infographic: Security Risks of Intelligent Personal Assistants (IPAs)

Topics: Awareness

Intelligent personal assistants (IPAs) offer convenience, but the cost may be your security. Learn more about the security risks of IPAs in this infographic.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Critical Security Concerns Facing Government

Topics: Awareness, Threat Intel & Breaches

Strategies for staying compliant, securing endpoints & increasing security awareness in a resource-constrained industry.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Critical Security Concerns Facing the Technology Industry

Topics: Awareness, Threat Intel & Breaches

Five best practices for securing intellectual property, assets & infrastructure in a rapidly changing environment.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Critical Security Concerns Facing the Energy & Utility Industry

Topics: Awareness, Threat Intel & Breaches

Our dependency on energy within homes and businesses creates a critical infrastructure Achilles’ heel. Today’s grid presents hackers with a “global kill switch,” and the ability to leave thousands of people — or even entire countries — without energy.

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Webinars and Videos

From the Trenches: Security Awareness Training Tips & Tricks That Work

Topics: Awareness, From the Trenches

Join InfoSec Institute’s Solutions Manager Emma Waite and Client Success Manager Sonja Christoffersen for practical tips to help you create a lasting culture of security awareness. Emma and Sonja work with clients around the world, helping them design and administer training programs for teams of all sizes.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Introducing BEC: The Great White Shark of Social Engineering

Topics: Phishing, Awareness, Best Practices, Compliance

Learn the five types of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams, how they work and what you can do to keep your organization safe from attack.

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Webinars and Videos

Demo: SecurityIQ’s Event-Activated Learning

Topics: SecurityIQ News

Event-Activated Learning integrates with your endpoint protection solution to deliver awareness training to employees based on their involvement in security-related events. View the webinar to see InfoSec Institute’s CEO Jack Koziol demonstrate Event-Activated Learning and share how it can link end-user awareness training to actual security events in real time.

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Training Tools & Resources

Security Awareness Posters

Topics: Awareness

Our award-winning awareness posters and newsletters can be used as-is or customized to your style. Communication resources include both program launch and progress report email templates to help you launch your program quickly and effectively.

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Whitepapers & Reports

From Risk to Asset: Mobilizing the Human Firewall

Topics: Planning, Awareness, Best Practices

Security-naive employees are a massive vulnerability — 28% of data breaches start with human error. Learn how security awareness training can transform your faculty and staff from security threats into data protection assets in this free guide.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Critical Security Concerns for the Financial Services Industry

Topics: Awareness, Threat Intel & Breaches

Financial services faces unique security challenges: endpoint security and insider threats are two of the biggest threats facing the sector today. SecurityIQ awareness training addresses these challenges head-on with role-based training for your employees.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Critical Security Concerns Facing Education

Topics: Awareness, Threat Intel & Breaches

Colleges, universities and schools host a wealth of personal data and intellectual property. Through email-based attacks like phishing, hackers aggressively target education to harvest social security numbers, birth certificates and other valuable data. SecurityIQ awareness training teaches faculty and staff how to identify hacking attempts and keep data secure.

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Whitepapers & Reports

Critical Security Concerns Facing the Healthcare Industry

Topics: Awareness, Threat Intel & Breaches

Healthcare is a prime cybercriminal target. Stolen protected health information is worth thousands of dollars on the black market — and is often easily acquired through email-based attacks targeting your unsuspecting employees. SecurityIQ™ awareness training will teach your employees how to identify hacking attempts and keep protected health information secure.

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Webinars and Videos

Webinar: Actionable Security Policies for Cyber Defense

Topics: Planning

Get insider tips on security policy development and management from security expert Susan Morrow

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Whitepapers & Reports

Developing Actionable Security Policies to Mobilize Your Workforce Against Cyber Attacks

Topics: Planning

An infosec leader’s guide to effective security policy development

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Whitepapers & Reports

Tracking Security Awareness KPIs

Topics: Awareness

Effective tools for measuring security awareness program impact, tracking workforce behavior and proving an organizational value

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Whitepapers & Reports

GDPR Compliance: Your Guide to Saving 4% of Revenue

Topics: Compliance

An overview of GDPR’s impacts on data controllers and processors working with citizens in the EU

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Whitepapers & Reports

Four Steps to Launching a Successful Security Awareness Training Program

Topics: Planning, Best Practices

An introductory guide to security awareness training planning, implementation, management and evaluation

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Whitepapers & Reports

Five Best Practices for Communicating Security Awareness Training Impact

Topics: Planning, Best Practices

Effective methods for communicating the value of security awareness training outside of the IT department

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