Three Reasons Why Your Employees Hate Your Security Training Program

Scheduled for: August 23rd, 2022, 12:00 pm PT / Category: Interviews

Why are security training programs broken and what is the fix?

Summary of the video

In this interview with Steve Thomas, CEO of HackNotice, the discussion revolves around the shortcomings of traditional security training programs for employees. Steve highlights three key reasons why employees often dislike such programs. Firstly, the passive nature of lectures is deemed ineffective for fostering real security awareness. Secondly, the infrequency of training sessions, typically conducted once a year, hinders meaningful learning and application.

Lastly, the lack of relevance to individual employees, as the content is not tailored to their specific threats, contributes to disengagement. HackNotice aims to address these issues by providing real-time threat intelligence tailored to individual users, making cybersecurity education more dynamic and actionable. The interview also touches upon HackNotice’s focus on user-friendly solutions, the prevalence of cyber threats, and the importance of building a positive corporate culture.


Steve Thomas is the CEO and Co-Founder of HackNotice. He previously founded, bootstrapped, and sold a threat intelligence startup, PwnedList. He has built and managed Sales Engineer teams at IBM, Innography, and SecurityScorecard and has been a salesperson, engineer, and everything in between. Outside of HackNotice, Steve brews beer, roasts coffee, and builds automation projects.