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Apr13, 2017

Awareness Training: 5 Reasons Email Campaigns are Still Relevant

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

Electronic mail has come a long way over the last four decades. Believe it or not, there was a time when its sole purpose was to transmit messages from one inbox to another. Nowadays, email is a fully interactive form of media that plays host to marketers, newsletters, and spammers alike. That might explain why it has survived all these years despite the massive rise in messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, [...]

Apr11, 2017

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for a Safer Computer

By |Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Spring Cleaning is not just about dusting off your screen and spraying canned air through your keyboard, it’s also about tidying up your computer’s insides. It’s time to check for updates, eliminate useless software and files, and get your computer’s systems organized. Though you should sanitize your computer and other technologies - they amass huge amounts of bacteria and dust can cause damage - take some time to sit back, turn on relaxing music, and [...]

Apr07, 2017

Our Favorite InfoSec Comics

By |Security & Pop Culture|

Comics and cartoons often make us laugh, and some of them help us spring into action or get us thinking about the "bigger picture." They are all typically lighthearted enough to show your friends, family, and colleagues. So we've rounded up some of the best editorials on the topic of infosec. Let these inspire lively discussions about the state of information security between you and those you share them with! Cloud computing has become the [...]

Apr06, 2017

The Oldest Scam on the Internet and How to Avoid It

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

“If you send me a little bit of money now, I’ll send you a lot of money later.” None of us would ever fall for such an old trick, right? The advanced-fee scam, known otherwise as the Nigerian Prince scam, has been around forever. Its resilience has survived changeover in generations of technology and continues to flood inboxes of hundreds of thousands of people each year. In fact, according to a study from a few [...]

Mar30, 2017

Words of Advice & Encouragement for the Little Geek Girl in Your Life

By |Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security & Pop Culture|

When we asked professional ladies of tech to tell us about what it's been like working in the industry last month, it was clear that sexism was being faced by the majority of these women. Coupling that insight with an overwhelming wealth of research, I was able to show that systemic discrimination against women does still exist in the tech and infosec worlds. Luckily, there are lots of signals that show this is [...]

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