Dec 11, 2019

Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping Scams

By | December 11th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Most of us associate the end of the year as a time of thanks and giving. But it’s also a time of taking! Scammers and fraudsters love getting into the holiday spirit. The biggest difference for them, of course, is they don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice. So, [...]

Nov 20, 2019

Security experts: Test your knowledge

By | November 20th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security Awareness 101|

You’re pretty clued up when it comes to cybersecurity, right? You’ve got your anti-virus system in place, great passwords, and you’d never download a dodgy file or visit a strange website. You’ve even aced your security awareness training and regularly conduct random phishing tests to see how well you can [...]

Nov 13, 2019

Disaster Plan: Your Business Needs One ASAP

By | November 13th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Tips and Tricks|

Maybe your business has never experienced a major disaster before, which is all the more reason to prepare for one. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and floods annually inflict billions of dollars in damages on businesses across the country. It seems fairly obvious that your business should have a disaster plan in [...]

Nov 07, 2019

iPhone Privacy: It’s Not That Simple

By | November 7th, 2019|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 [...]

Oct 25, 2019

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

By | October 25th, 2019|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 [...]

Oct 15, 2019

Security Awareness: Get Management to Buy In

By | October 15th, 2019|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 [...]

Oct 10, 2019

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

By | October 10th, 2019|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 [...]

Sep 13, 2019

How to stay safe on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more

By | September 13th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Miscellaneous, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

In case you haven’t offered up enough of your personal information to Facebook, the social media giant recently announced a new tool for data mining: Facebook Dating.  It’s the latest from a company that is admittedly useful as a means of communication, but disappointingly useless as a protector against privacy [...]

Aug 28, 2019

Internet Safety for Kids, Teens, and College Students

By | August 28th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Last week, we received an email from Dean Chester of CoolTechZone.com. He’d come across our 2018 guide to Internet Safety Month resources, and thought SAC might be interested in his new Full Guide to Internet Safety for Teens, Kids, and Students. That got us nostalgic about our content for kids, [...]

Jun 27, 2019

Multi-factor Authentication: What it is and Why You Need It

By | June 27th, 2019|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Utilizing strong, unique passwords across all accounts qualifies as a fundamental part of security. But it’s also “security at a minimum.” Meaning, it’s the least you can do. Multi-factor authentication, or MFA (sometimes called two-factor authentication or 2FA), enhances security by alerting you when an account is being accessed, and [...]

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