About Justin Bonnema

Justin left the music business to focus on his true passion: writing. A talented writer and detailed researcher, he’s involved in every department here at SAC to make sure all content is fresh and up-to-date. In his spare time, Justin writes about fantasy football for FootballGuys.com and practices mixology (he makes a mean margarita).
May 17, 2018

The Rule of 3: Applying Triads for Effective Security Awareness

By | May 17th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

A priest, a rabbi, and an atheist walk into a bar. Location, location, location. Reading, writing, and arithmetic. The number three surrounds us. We find it in mathematics and science. Only three primary colors are needed to mix most other colors (red, yellow, blue). The three-act structure is the predominant [...]

May 10, 2018

3 Steps to Living a Healthy Cyber Life

By | May 10th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Most doctors agree that the key to living not just a healthy life, but a better life, begins and ends with developing healthy habits. Eating right, exercising, sleeping more, and drinking lots of water all contribute to health and happiness. Similarly, living a healthy cyber life requires healthy practices. If [...]

Apr 26, 2018

Verizon Data Breach Report 2018: 5 Things We Learned

By | April 26th, 2018|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report returns for an 11th straight year. In this edition, the study includes over 53,000 incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches sourced from multiple data contributors. We encourage you to download it for yourself and read it cover to cover. Please note that all statistics [...]

Apr 19, 2018

BEC Attacks: How They Work and How to Survive Them

By | April 19th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The FBI defines business email compromise (BEC, and sometimes called CEO fraud) as a “sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) component of BEC targets individuals that perform wire transfer payments.” From October 2013 to December [...]

Apr 13, 2018

An Overview of Regulations Around the World and Why They Matter

By | April 13th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The healthcare industry is one of the top targets for cybercriminals, but it’s not alone. Insurance companies, financial firms, universities and schools, social media and online commerce companies are all at risk and, therefore, have regulations they must adhere to. Basically, if a company or organization handles any personally identifiable [...]

Apr 06, 2018

What is PCI Compliance and Why Does it Matter?

By | April 6th, 2018|Ask The Experts|

Last year, BluePay.com created an excellent infographic detailing some FAQs and Myths about PCI DSS compliance. If you’re an organization that accepts, transmits, or stores card payment data, then you are required to become PCI-compliant. But even if you're not in the business of processing payments, even if you’re simply [...]

Mar 22, 2018

Is Your Training Working? Ask Your Users!

By | March 22nd, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

How do you measure the success of your security awareness program (SAP)? Even with metrics and testing, the numbers only tell us when and if employees have completed training. Not if the training had a positive impact on an organization’s efforts to prevent breaches or data leaks. Not if it [...]

Mar 01, 2018

Phone Addiction and the National Day of Unplugging

By | March 1st, 2018|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

Have you ever tracked the amount of time you spend in front of a screen on a given day? What about the number of times you check your phone or smartwatch? It’s a huge part of our daily routines that barely requires a second thought as if it’s completely natural [...]

Feb 15, 2018

Selling Your Stuff Online? Watch Out for These Scams

By | February 15th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

The downside of the internet is never more prevalent than when you attempt to sell a personal item online. Whether it’s via eBay or Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, scammers are on the constant hunt for fresh victims, especially first-timers who venture into the world of selling goods and services. For [...]

Feb 05, 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

By | February 5th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

February 6 marks the celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID), an awareness campaign that started in Europe in 2004 and is now a global event that joins over 100 countries. The goal, per http://saferinternetday.us, is to “not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is [...]

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