SANS Security Awareness, a division of SANS Institute, announced they have released their new 2019 Security Awareness Report. In its fifth consecutive year, this very useful annual report entitled "The Rising Era of Awareness Training" builds on findings from previous years and zeroes in on the primary issues faced by security awareness professionals: a lack of resources, leadership support, and job role ambiguity.
"I'm absolutely thrilled about the release of the 2019 Security Awareness report," says the SANS' excellent Security Awareness Director, Lance Spitzner. "Every year we are able to gain a better understanding of the most common challenges awareness professionals face and how to best address them and after five years, we are beginning to identify key trends."
The intention of the SANS Security Awareness Report is to provide security awareness professionals with a roadmap to make data-driven decisions on how to improve their security awareness programs.
It also provides professionals with the ability to benchmark their programs against their industry peers. Essentially, it works to more definitively answer the question of what ingredients go into making a security awareness program successful. This year, data was analyzed from nearly 1,600 respondents providing even greater insight into how to benchmark and mature a security awareness program.