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Who We Are

Secure Mentem is a company dedicated to the human aspects of security. Our team has decades of experience in developing and implementing impactful security awareness programs and services for many of the largest multinational companies in the world.

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.

Latest News


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.



SC Award LogoSecure Mentem was named a Winner for the 2014 Rookie Security Company of the Year.