Who We Are
Our experts focus on developing programs and services that change employee security behaviors. For decades, when others were looking at security awareness as an afterthought, if at all, Secure Mentem’s founders were refining security awareness as a craft, developing empirical research and security awareness methodologies that power the metrics we use today which are built into everything we do.
All of Secure Mentem programs and services are holistic in nature, based in behavioral science and customized for your needs.
Secure Mentem named a Finalist for Rookie Security Company of the Year in the SC Magazine Awards competition
Sample Message to Employees About the Heartbleed Vulnerability.
Sample Message to Employees About How to React to the Latest Credit Card Hacks. This is a companion piece to our pending article in CSO Magazine.
How to Create Security Awareness With Incentives, Ira Winkler and Samantha Manke, CSO Magazine, December 2, 2013
Secure Mentem President, Ira Winkler, named a CSO Magazine 2013 Compass Award recipient for his work as "The Awareness Crusader"
Why Security Awareness is Like an Umbrella, Ira Winkler, InformationWeek, December 5, 2013
Samantha Manke, Secure Mentem Executive Vice President, named a finalist as "One to Watch" at the Executive Women's Forum Women of Influence Awards
Follow @SecureMentem on Twitter to receive a daily security awareness tip in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Secure Mentem President, Ira Winkler, interview on PaulDotCom
Secure Mentem Releases A National Cyber Security Month Support Package
Make the Most Out of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Ira Winkler at Dark Reading, October 1, 2013
Secure Mentem Announces Our National Cyber Security Month Support Package
6 Essential Components for Security Awareness Programs, CSO Magazine
CSO Magazine Companion Piece on Security Awareness Program Components
Ira Winkler on CBS Atlanta recommending how to secure your computers
The Blackstone Group Makes Investment in Secure Mentem
Ira Winkler to Keynote at Upcoming Hacker Halted Conference (Atlanta, GA September 2013)
Ira Winkler on CNN - New York Times cyberattack: Syrian hackers claim responsibility, KSDK 5, August 29, 2013
Secure Mentem White Paper: The Habits of Highly Successful Security Awareness Programs: A Cross-Company Comparison
Human Incident Response Service (Press Release)
7 Reasons for Security Awareness Failure, CSO Magazine, July 10, 2013
More Articles and Press Releases
Why Secure Mentem
Focus on Changing Employee Security Behaviors
One-off, check the box point solutions do little to change employee behaviors or work long term to protect your information assets. Secure Mentem’s approach is entirely focused on changing and measuring employee security behaviors and developing targeted, long-term security awareness solutions.
Experts in Security Awareness
Secure Mentem’s team has unparalleled expertise in security awareness. We leverage decades of experience in security awareness, cyber security, human intelligence, social engineering, and espionage simulations, to create our security awareness programs. Additionally, we have widespread experience working with global organizations in every region of the world.
Empirical Research & Methodologies
Our approach to security awareness is based on groundbreaking, proprietary research of Fortune 500 security awareness programs. Our empirical research and methodologies identify and isolate security awareness critical success factors and best practices which are embedded into each of our customized awareness programs.
Secure Mentem was named a Winner for the 2014 Rookie Security Company of the Year.