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Nov15, 2018

How the NIST Framework Improves Your Organization’s Cybersecurity

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

Initially developed for critical infrastructure, the National Institute of Standards and Technology established a framework for improving cybersecurity, now referred to simply as NIST CSF. At the core of the framework exists five functions, and 22 categories within those five functions, which have become the standard for many organizations worldwide. By digging into the purpose of each function, we uncover the framework’s advantages and how it can improve your organization’s resilience to cybercrime. Identify [...]

Nov09, 2018

Monthly Newsletters: The Ultimate Reinforcement for Your Awareness Program

By |Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

If you’ve hung around this blog long enough, you know that we strongly endorse continuous learning and microlearning for training employees. Those two strategies provide proven, successful ways to educate, and monthly newsletters take advantage of both of them. The former refers to a cycle of education that repeats itself by continuously introducing new information or reinforcing previous messages. Monthly newsletters embrace that concept better than most other forms of materials because they can be [...]

Nov01, 2018

Top-5 Ways to Ensure a Successful Awareness Program

By |Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

The way your employees grasp and process the information you give them will determine the success of your security awareness program. To oversimplify what that means: boring, long-winded, overly complicated programs will likely fail. Conversely, bright, entertaining, inclusive programs tailored to your user-base will likely succeed. What follows are five ways to build and maintain a successful SAP. As you read, keep in mind that every program is different, so these are meant to serve [...]

Oct23, 2018

8 Events That Changed Cybersecurity Forever

By |Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security & Pop Culture|

Americans are required to take history classes throughout primary, secondary, and higher education. Why is that? Well, not only do we develop an understanding of how we came to be here today, but we also learn about key moments and the repercussions that follow. We learn about history so we know how to act in the future. George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” If we don’t learn [...]

Oct11, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

By |Ask The Experts|

The second week of NCSAM is themed around promoting careers in the cybersecurity industry and spreading awareness that, year after year, thousands of positions remain vacant. From CISOs to IT professionals, the world needs motivated individuals capable of leading the charge in the battle against cybercrime. Whether you’re a student still searching for a career path, or someone looking to make a career change, the cybersecurity industry offers rewarding, versatile work suitable for most forward-thinking, [...]

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