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May31, 2018

Summer of Security 2018

By |Free Stuff, Tips and Tricks|

Are you ready to rock and roll? Then tune into the Summer of Security! We're giving away free posters, t-shirts, infographics, and tips & tricks all summer long. We know how easy it is to forget about cyber security when you're enjoying these warm months. You have exciting travel plans, kids to take to the pool, and sun to soak up. Your data is probably the last thing on your mind! So let us keep [...]

May25, 2018

Understanding the Ransomware Business Model

By |Ask The Experts|

In May of 2017, a ransomware cryptoworm called WannaCry claimed thousands of victims in a span of just a few days. Experts estimate that in total, the malware infected over 200,000 computers across 150 countries, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. WannaCry was, by far, the largest ransomware attack to date. The breadth of its success highlighted a scary realization for a lot of organizations: lack of preparation. Downtime, for any reason, [...]

May17, 2018

The Rule of 3: Applying Triads for Effective Security Awareness

By |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 model used in screenwriting (the setup, the confrontation, the resolution). This aptly named “Rule of Three” represents a big part of how we think, make [...]

May10, 2018

3 Steps to Living a Healthy Cyber Life

By |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 we treat our online presence the way we (should) treat our bodies, we’ll avoid causing security incidents at work, or having our IDs stolen in [...]

Apr26, 2018

Verizon Data Breach Report 2018: 5 Things We Learned

By |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 and visuals below come directly from the report. Typically, manipulating numbers and statistics to push a specific narrative is commonplace in these types of reports, [...]

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