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Nov07, 2019

iPhone Privacy: It’s Not That Simple

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

With consumer privacy as the backdrop, Apple's recent iPhone advertisement promotes their commitment to protecting sensitive data with a "what happens on our devices, stays on our devices" promise. "It's as simple as that” the ad claims as it cautiously highlights the amount of data stored on smartphones. You can watch the one-minute cut here if you haven’t seen it. Apple's commitment to privacy Apple’s commitment to protecting personal information—at a time when [...]

Oct25, 2019

California Consumer Privacy Act: What it is and Why it Matters

By |Ask The Experts|

“If people just understood how much we knew about them, they’d be really worried.” The above quote, pulled from the Californians for Consumer Privacy website, served as the catalyst for the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA. Effective January 1, 2020, the CCPA gives consumers in California control of their personal information by imposing compliance requirements on entities that collect data.   What is the goal of the law? It’s no secret that many [...]

Oct15, 2019

Security Awareness: Get Management to Buy In

By |Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks, Winn Schwartau|

It's a question that many cybersecurity program managers have: How can I get management to buy into our security awareness plan? Oftentimes, organizations are slow to invest in prevention, and it can be taxing for a manager to convince them of the value of a strong SAP. The Security Awareness Company is here to help. We gathered a panel of experts to break down the subject and offer up tips and tricks they've learned through [...]

Oct10, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Security Awareness Program (SAP)

By |Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

This summer, we packaged our knowledge of the security awareness industry into a 20-minute webinar. The resulting Ultimate Guide to a Successful Security Awareness Program (SAP) is now available in full on YouTube. Here’s a summary of the presentation, straight from the slides. 1. Security Awareness Training Matters “Why does my organization need security awareness?” It prepares your human layer of defense against harmful attacks, and helps them know how to respond when those attacks [...]

Oct01, 2019

Welcome to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 #BeCyberSmart

By |Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Security Awareness Programs|

It's October, which means National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is upon us. The Security Awareness Company is once again partnering with StaySafeOnline.org to bring you as many resources as we can this month. NCSAM began in 2003 as an initiative to help Americans avoid common pitfalls in the cybersecurity world. This year, the National Cyber Security Alliance — which runs the event — notes that we are spending more time in front of screens than [...]

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