Bryan Owen

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM 2017)

Blog Post created by Bryan Owen on Oct 3, 2017

Awareness is “the key” for advancing the prevention and tempering severity of cyber incidents.  Believe it, embrace it, live it, it’s true!

  • Belief: People are more apt to do the right things if they have the right information at the right time. 
  • Embrace: People are more apt to embrace things they know and understand. Proven engineering methods like bow tie hazard analysis and software threat modeling can be a perfect fit for engineering centric audiences.
  • Live: Learning by example and learning by practice are powerful security awareness tools. ‘Practice what you preach’ as a mantra to live by provides a natural positive feedback mechanism.
  • Truth: Lack of cyber threat awareness leads to a reactive posture and the sad truth for most industrial software is that security is lagging – there is much yet to do. Timely and accurate security awareness, in context of a person’s role, is the fuel for a more proactive defense.


Thanks for your time browsing this brief promotional for NCSAM 2017.  An ICS centric view of the month is attached.  We look forward to sharing cyber security awareness practices with you.