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What is happening with Security Mentor? Where can you see us? Read about our current news, tradeshows, and speaking engagements. Stop by and share your ideas about security awareness, or ask for a demo and see for yourself why Security Mentor's training is so uniquely engaging and effective.

Current News and Upcoming Events

 
6/12/2017–6/15/2017 Security Mentor Silver Sponsor of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
  Security Mentor is a silver sponsor at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Jun. 12–Jun. 15, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2017 delivers the insight you need to guide your organization to a secure digital business future. The comprehensive agenda addresses the latest threats, flexible new security architectures, governance strategies, the chief information security officer role and more. Read the full press release.
   
6/1/2017 Security Mentor Selected by Beaumont Health System to Strengthen Cyber Security Education
  Security Mentor announced the release of a new case study featuring Beaumont Health System's use of their award-winning security education program. The latest case study highlights how Beaumont Health System is using Security Mentor’s training program to reduce risk across three different campuses, teaching their employees to become more educated in cyber security best practices. Read the full press release.
   

Past News & Events


2/13/2017–2/16/2017 Security Mentor to Showcase Security Awareness Training Programs at RSA Conference USA 2017
  Security Mentor will exhibit for the tenth year at the RSA Conference®, Feb. 13–Feb. 16, 2017 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California in South Expo, Booth #S419. To get a free Exhibit Hall Pass (a $100 value), contact Security Mentor at . Read the full press release.
   
01/26/2017 Security Mentor Announces New Product Release of Award-Winning Security Awareness Training Program
  Security Mentor announced the latest product release of the Security Mentor Training Program. New release features fall into three key areas of interest to enterprises: the ability to measure the effectiveness of training programs, content addressing current risks and maximizing training effectiveness by offering localized training. Among the significant new features is the addition of pre- and post-training assessments and end-of-lesson quizzes, which together enable organizations gain insights into the success of their training programs. Read the full press release.
   
09/13/2016 Security Mentor Executive to Present at NASCIO Annual Conference 
  Security Mentor announced that Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann will be presenting at the 2016 NASCIO Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, which takes place September 18-21. Lohrmann is scheduled to participate in two presentations, set to take place on Tuesday, September 20, where he will provide perspective on hot button issues such as the mitigation of cyber risk through effective security awareness training and the various security issues surrounding the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT).
   
07/14/2016 Security Mentor Executive to Present at Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit
  Security Mentor announced that Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann will be speaking at the inaugural Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit, which will be held on July 22, 2016, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Read the full press release.
   
06/13/2016–06/16/2016 Security Mentor Silver Sponsor of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
  Security Mentor is a silver sponsor of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, June 13 - 16, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. "Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2016 provides you with the proven practices and strategies you need to maintain cost-effective security and risk programs to support digital business and drive enterprise success." Read the full press release.
   
5/24/2016 State of Missouri Heightens Security Position with Security Awareness Training from Security Mentor
  Security Mentor announced the release of a new case study featuring the State of Missouri’s use of their award-winning security education program. The latest case study highlights how the State of Missouri is using Security Mentor’s training program to reduce risk across state agencies and teach employees to become cyber savvy. Read the full press release.
   
2/29/2016 Security Mentor to Showcase Security Awareness Training Programs at RSA Conference USA 2016
  Security Mentor exhibited for the nineth year at the RSA Conference®, Feb. 29 - Mar. 4, 2016 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California in South Expo, Booth #S838. Read the full press release.
   
2/25/2016 Security Mentor Expands Global Reach with Addition of New Language Capabilities
  Security Mentor announced the localization of the Security Mentor Security Awareness Training Program in four new languages to enable global businesses to better protect themselves against phishing, social engineering and other information security threats. Read the full press release.
   
2/10/2016 SC Magazine Names Security Mentor a Finalist for 2016 SC Awards
  Security Mentor has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2016 for exemplary professional leadership in information technology (IT) security. Read the full press release.
   
2/03/2016 Security Mentor Selected by the State of Wyoming to Provide Security Awareness Training
  Security Mentor announced that that the State of Wyoming has selected the company to provide end-user training for its more than 10,000 state government employees. Read the full press release.
   
11/05/2015 Security Mentor to Exhibit at the American Petroleum Institute Cybersecurity Conference & Expo
  Security Mentor announced that the company is exhibiting in booth #19 at the 10th Annual American Petroleum Institute (API) Cybersecurity Conference & Expo, which will be held on November 10-11, 2015, in Houston, Texas. Read the full press release.
   
11/04/2015 Security Mentor Recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training
  Security Mentor announced that that the company has been recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training”. Read the full press release.
   
10/21/2015 Security Mentor to Host Interactive Workshop at SecureWorld Dallas
  Security Mentor announced that Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann will be presenting at SecureWorld Dallas, which takes place October 28-29, 2015, at the Plano Centre. Read the full press release.
   
10/07/2015 Security Mentor Moderating Smart Government Panel at National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) Annual Conference
  Security Mentor announced that Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann will be speaking at the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) Annual Conference, which will be held on October 11-14 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read the full press release.
   
09/22/2015 State of Missouri Selects Security Mentor to Provide Security Awareness Training
  Security Mentor announced that the State of Missouri has selected the company to provide end user training for its more than 40,000 state government employees. Utilizing Security Mentor’s award-winning approach, selected as a best practice by the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) and the National Governor’s Association (NGA) as a best-practice in their Michigan implementation, the State of Missouri will benefit from brief, focused and enjoyable training that will help make employee learning more interactive and engaging. Read the full press release.
   
07/28/2015 Security Mentor Signs Three New Global Distributors
  Security Mentor announced that the company has added Cloud Distribution, Interwork Technologies and YouSecure to its growing list of channel partners. Through partnerships with these leading Value Added Distributors (VADs), Security Mentor expands its global presence into new territories and empowers these companies to provide security awareness training to their customers worldwide, addressing the need to educate employees on the ever-increasing cyber-attacks faced on a daily basis. Read the full press release.
   
07/21/2015 Security Mentor Expands Gamification Experience Encouraging Greater Employee Participation and Engagement
  Security Mentor announced expansion of its gamification technology across its Cloud-based security awareness training programs. The new features enable employees to earn rewards and compete as groups, enhancing the overall user experience and driving greater participation and engagement through achievement and friendly competition. Read the full press release.
   
06/08/2015–06/11/2015 Security Mentor Silver Sponsor of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
  Security Mentor was a silver sponsor of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, June 8 - 11, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. "Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2015 provides you with best practices and strategies so you can maintain cost-effective security and risk programs in order to support digital business and drive enterprise success."
   
06/02/2015 Security Mentor Adds New Policy Tracking and Management Service
  Security Mentor announced the Security Mentor Policy Tracking and Management Service, a cloud-based service offering which enables customers the ability to track and manage their security policies on Security Mentor’s security awareness training platform. Read the full press release.
   
4/20/2015–4/23/2015 Security Mentor Exhibiting RSA Conference 2015
  Security Mentor exhibited for the eighth year at the RSA Conference®, Apr. 20 - Apr. 23, 2015 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California in South Hall, Booth #632.
   
04/16/2015 Security Mentor Launches Global Channel Partner Program
  Security Mentor announced the launch of our Global Partner Program. The new program empowers resellers, distributors, and integrators to offer Security Mentor’s security awareness training to customers worldwide, addressing the ever-increasing cyber-attacks their employees face on a daily basis. Read the full press release.
   
03/31/2015 Security Mentor announced a new partnership with the Center for Internet Security
  Security Mentor today announced a new partnership with the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the cyber security readiness and response of public and private sector entities. Through the CIS purchasing alliance program, Security Mentor’s security awareness training service will be available for procurement at pre-negotiated group rates for MS-ISAC members and other state and local governments, tribal and territorial (SLTT) entities, and public education institutions. Read the full press release.
   
11/11/2014–11/12/2014 Security Mentor Gold Sponsor of the 9th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference and Expo
  Security Mentor was a gold sponsor of the 9th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference and Expo, November 11-12, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
   
09/18/2014 Security Mentor Sponsor of the New York City Cyber Security Summit 2014
  Security Mentor was was a sponsor of the New York City Cyber Security Summit 2014, on September 8, 2014 in New York City, NY. "The Cyber Security Summit is an exclusive conference series connecting C-Level & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with cutting-edge technology providers and renowned information security experts."
  The agenda included a session devoted to security awareness: "The Weakest Link – Securing The Human: A large emphasis is placed on implementing new and innovative technologies when it comes to cyber security and protecting the enterprise. In order to effectively protect an organization we must have an understanding of the single largest threat against a company, the human. This panel will explore the human element, insider threats, social networking, behavioral aspects and how to implement security awareness programs to secure the weak link in the chain."
   
07/29/2014 Security Mentor Appoints Dan Lohrmann as Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer
  Security Mentor announced that Dan Lohrmann, CSO of the Year and Public Official of the Year, will spearhead strategic planning and new security awareness training initiatives for executives in the public and private sectors. Read the full press release.
   
06/23/2014–06/26/2014 Security Mentor Silver Sponsor of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit
  Security Mentor was a silver sponsor of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, June 23-26, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. "This year’s Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit shows you how to find the balance between enabling your organization to move forward against its objectives while also protecting it, your customers and employees, so you can have faster business process and improved ROI. You’ll gain a comprehensive outlook into the full spectrum of security and risk management emerging trends and market scopes within five role-based programs and a dedicated Technical Insights track."
  Two sessions focus on the importance of end user security: "Building a Secure User" and "How to Build an Effective Awareness Campaign."
   
05/07/2104 Press release: Security Mentor Security Awareness Training Helps Global Insurer Reduce Online Risk
  Security Mentor released a new case study revealing how XL Group plc (NYSE:XL) enhances compliance with Security Mentor's security awareness training program, and provides easy access for XL employees using federated single sign-on (SSO).
   
05/04/2014–05/07/2014 Security Mentor Bronze Sponsor of the FS-ISAC & BITS Annual Summit 2014
  Security Mentor was a bronze sponsor of the FS-ISAC & BITS Annual Summit 2014, May 4-7, 2014 in Amelia Island, Florida. "The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), is a non-profit association comprised of financial institution members, that is dedicated to protecting the financial services sector from physical and cyber threats, attacks and incidents through dissemination of trusted and timely information."
   
04/08/2014 Webinar presented on security awareness findings of groundbreaking Security Mentor-sponsored EMA research
  Key findings of the Security Mentor-sponsored Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research report were highlighted in a webinar titled Security Awareness Training: Keys to Improved Organizational and Internet Security. EMA Research Director David Monahan discussed study results including: impacts of not having a program, program effectiveness, effective methods of training, and personnel and program measurement methods. The webinar is available on demand at: http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/security-awareness-2014-on-demand-webinar-banner.html
   
2/25/2014 Omnicom Media Group Selects Security Mentor® To Deliver Employee Security Awareness Training
  Security Mentor announced that Omnicom Media Group, the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), has licensed and will deploy Security Mentor online security awareness training for its 10,000 employees.
   
2/24/2014–2/27/2014 Security Mentor Celebrated Seven Years Exhibiting at RSA Conference 2014
  Security Mentor exhibited for the seventh year at the RSA Conference®, Feb. 24 - Feb. 27, 2014 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California in booth #532.
   
11/12/2013–11/13/2103 Security Mentor Gold Sponsor of the 8th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo
  Security Mentor was a Gold Sponsor and exhibitor at the 8th Annual API Cybersecurity Conference & Expo: Protecting America's Energy through Cybersecurity, November 12-13, 2013 in Houston, Texas. "The American Petroleum Institute (API), is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry. This conference is organized by API to provide an opportunity to network with cybersecurity professionals, and to candidly share ideas and to discuss the challenges facing the industry. These sessions, essential to cybersecurity, are chosen and presented by recognized experts in the field."
   
11/18/2013–11/19/2103 Security Mentor Sponsor of THE FS-ISAC Fall Summit
  Security Mentor sponsored the FS-ISAC Fall Summit, November 18-19, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ."
   
10/25/2103 Security Mentor Silver Sponsor of the Michigan Cyber Summit 2013
  Security Mentor was a Silver Sponsor and exhibitor at the Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 in Novi, MI. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget hosted the 2013 Michigan Cyber Summit on Friday, Oct. 25, where Gov. Rick Snyder joined other leaders in the state's ongoing cyber initiative aimed at defending Michigan against cyber attacks and positioning the state to take advantage of opportunities in the growing cyber security industry. The summit also served as the host event for the second meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA) Resource Center for State Cybersecurity Advisory Council.
   
10/14/2013 State of Michigan Wins 2013 NASCIO Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cyber Security Using Security Mentor Training
  The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced today the 2013 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government. The State of Michigan won the prestigious award for the Cyber Security category for "Cyber Training 3.0: New Solutions Addressing Escalating Security Risks." Security Mentor's security awareness training is one of the key components of Michigan's Cyber Training 3.0 initiative, providing security awareness training for over 50,000 state and local employees. According to Michigan's submission, "The Cyber Training 3.0 has established Michigan as a global leader in cybersecurity training in less than eighteen months" and has "immense significance to operations and addresses numerous executive priorities, including CIO risk reduction efforts and people issues."
   
6/18/2013 Security Mentor CEO invited panelist at 2013 Cornerstones of Trust: Securing Ubiquity -- Protecting the Enterprise of Things
  Dr. Marie White, CEO & President of Security Mentor, was an invited panelist on the Luminary Keynote Panel at the 2013 Cornerstones of Trust conference on June 18, 2013. Other invited panelists included: Jimmy Sanders, Samsung USA; Chirag Shah, Data Protection, Governance & Compliance Manager at eBay, and Bob West, CEO of Echelon One.
   
2/25/2013–2/28/2013 Security Mentor exhibited at RSA® Conference 2013
  Security Mentor exhibited in booth #750 at the RSA Conference® 2013, Feb. 25 - Feb. 28, 2013 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
   
2/15/2013 Security Mentor announces single sign-on capabilities
  Security Mentor announced the addition of single sign-on (SSO) capabilities using the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 OASIS Standard to their online security awareness training.
   
2/27/2012–3/02/2012 Security Mentor exhibited at RSA® Conference 2012
  Security Mentor exhibited at the RSA Conference® 2012, Feb. 27- Mar. 2, 2012 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
   
02/29/2012 Dr. White facilitated "Security Awareness: Exploring the Science and the Art" P2P Session at the RSA 2012 Conference
  Dr. Marie White, Security Mentor's CEO & President, facilitated a Peer2Peer session at the RSA Conference 2012 titled "Security Awareness: Exploring the Science and the Art.
   
12/20/2011 Info Security's 2012 Global Excellence Awards Finalists Announced
  Security Mentor is proud to have been named a 2012 finalist in the Security Training and Education Program category of the Global Excellence Awards by the Info Security Product Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of technology.
   
3/15/2011 Security Mentor's CEO and COO spoke at ISSA Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting
  Dr. Marie White and Mr. Craig Kunitani were presenters on the "How Education Providers and Academia are Addressing the New Realities of Corporate Security Education" panel at the ISSA Silicon Valley Chapter, March 2011 meeting. Mr. Kunitani and Dr. White respectively spoke on the keys to good security awareness training and the questions to ask when evaluating security awareness vendors. The panel was led by Jim Carr, retiring Education Director of Silicon Valley ISSA and a part-time instructor at UC Santa Cruz Extension. Mr. Ravi Char, Global Information Security at NetApp, also was a presenter, speaking on the business perspective.
   
2/14/2011–2/17/2011 Security Mentor exhibited at RSA® Conference 2011
  Security Mentor exhibited in booth #551 at the RSA Conference® 2011, Feb. 14-17, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
   
3/1/2010–3/4/2010 Security Mentor exhibited at RSA Conference 2010
  Security Mentor exhibited in booth #2639 at the RSA Conference 2010, March 1-4, 2010 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
   
10/14/2009 Security Mentor exhibited at Cornerstones of Trust 2009
  Security Mentor exhibited at the Cornerstones of Trust 2009 conference, which was held on October 14, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, CA. "The Cornerstones of Trust conference helps security leaders and security practitioners evaluate trends and develop responses to the challenges like increasing cost pressures, rising compliance complexity, changing threat landscape and emerging technology disruptors."
 
4/13/2009 Security Mentor released core security awareness curriculum at RSA Conference 2009
  Security Mentor released core security awareness curriculum at RSA Conference 2009. Security Mentor Core is designed to train employees in the most critical security awareness skills quickly, economically and effectively. Like the full Security Mentor curriculum of 48 lessons (Security Mentor Comprehensive), Core follows Security Mentor's innovative training model of brief, frequent, and focused online lessons.
 
4/20/2009–4/24/2009 Security Mentor exhibited at the RSA Conference 2009 in San Francisco, California
  Security Mentor exhibited at the RSA Conference 2009, which was held Apr. 20-24, 2009 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.
   
9/10/2008 Security Mentor exhibited at the Bay Area SecureWorld Expo in Santa Clara, California
  Security Mentor exhibited at the Bay Area SecureWorld Expo, which was held Sep. 10-11, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
   
9/10/2008 Security Mentor CEO spoke on security awareness panel at the Bay Area SecureWorld Expo in Santa Clara, California
  Security Mentor CEO Marie White spoke on the "Today's Trends in Security Awareness" panel at Bay Area SecureWorld Expo, which was held Sep. 10-11, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. SecureWorld Expo is the first Regional Conference formed to promote the ideals of fostering communication between security professionals and technology leaders, to discuss best practices and to bind that body of thought in a public/private partnership with Government. Dr. White participated in the Today's Trends in Security Awareness panel, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sep. 10 and discussed what works, why, and what may be on the horizon for security awareness programs.
   
7/29/2008 Security Mentor is "prepared to disrupt the status quo" says Marketing Memos blog
  The "Marketing Memos" blog by Silicon Strategies Marketing describes Security Mentor's training as a disruptive technology in the security awareness training market. "Security Mentor has analyzed a market, itemized the weaknesses therein, built a product that eliminates all those weaknesses and adds some new value as well. This is a structured approach to breaking into a market and one that greatly enhances their probability for success. From a marketing strategy standpoint, their product design process is superb." Read the entire posting titled "Breaking Security" at http://www.siliconstrat.com/blog/2008/07/29/breaking-a-market-status
   
4/7/2008–4/10/2008 Security Mentor at RSA Conference 2008 expo
  Security Mentor's team demonstrated Security Mentor's innovative security awareness training that is brief, frequent, and focused.
   
3/24/2008 Start-up Security Mentor™, Inc. introduces an innovative approach to security awareness training, training that matches the way people learn and work.
 

Start-up Security Mentor™, Inc. introduces an innovative approach to security awareness training, training that matches the way people learn and work.

Pacific Grove, CA - March 21, 2008 - Seventy-nine percent of information security officers think human error is the root cause of information security failures, according to a 2007 Deloitte & Touche survey. No wonder security training and awareness was one of their top three information security initiatives for 2007.

The problem is training may not be effective.

Busy schedules, information overload, and long gaps between trainings can make it hard for employees to learn the security information they need. And even when they do, over time, the impact of training fades.

Security Awareness in Your Inbox Every Week

Now Security Mentor has a solution: brief, frequent and focused Security Awareness training. A series of engaging, interactive, rich media lessons are delivered through Security Mentor's website. Employees no longer have to remember to take training; they receive a weekly email linking them to their latest lesson.

Because lessons are short and frequent, "Security Mentor Security Awareness Training keeps security at the forefront of your mind." said Marie White, Ph.D., a Security Mentor founder and defense industry security veteran. "Over time, it creates a culture of security in the company."

Each lesson focuses on one specific subject, which allows employees to master the material in less than 7 minutes. The interactive multimedia content is engaging and supports different learning styles. A learning management system tracks and measures each person's progress through the lesson, enabling managers to know that employees received the information - and learned it.

Key attributes of Security Mentor Training:
Frequent. Frequent exposure keeps security at the top of mind and increases retention.
Brief. The adult human attention span is 12 to 15 minutes. On average, employees get interrupted every 11 minutes and switch to a new task every 3 minutes. Security Mentor Security Awareness Training lessons last about 7 minutes, fitting in with busy work schedules.
Focused. Only one topic is presented per lesson. Employees can more easily remember and apply security topics.
Engaging. Rich, interactive media captures employees' attention and supports different learning styles.
In Depth. Each topic is covered in greater depth, enabling employees to better understand the issues.
Flexible. Web-based training can be accessed when and where it is most convenient for employees and employers, increasing participation and reducing costs. The impact of employee turnover on security is reduced; new hires can begin the training at any time.
Relevant. Content developed by Certified Information Security professionals focuses on security relevant to the workplace.
Memorable. Instructionally designed lessons increase retention through the use of real-world situations, stories, problem-solving, and serious games.
Measurable. The learning management system keeps track of each employee's progress through the training and generates reports both for the employee and for management.
Complementary. Security Mentor training reinforces internal and commercial security awareness training programs by reinforcing key security messages.

Security Mentor, Inc. at RSA® Conference 2008

Security Mentor, Inc. demonstrated Security Mentor Security Awareness Training at the RSA® Conference Expo. The RSA Expo ran from April 7 - 10, 2008 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

About Security Mentor, Inc.

Security Mentor, Inc. is a provider of online security awareness training. Security Mentor's innovative approach of brief, frequent, focused training reduces security risks by helping employees become Aware, Alert, Secure™. Aware - know the security risks. Alert - think before acting. Secure - make the right choice. Security Mentor, Inc. was founded in 2007 by veteran security professionals and Department of Defense contractors. For more information, please visit http://www.securitymentor.com.