May 17, 2018

The Rule of 3: Applying Triads for Effective Security Awareness

By | May 17th, 2018|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 [...]

May 10, 2018

3 Steps to Living a Healthy Cyber Life

By | May 10th, 2018|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 [...]

Apr 24, 2018

3 Ways Ransomware Could Get Worse In 2018

By | April 24th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

Since its inception, ransomware has been one of the most constant methods of cyberattack in the world. And as we move forward into 2018, it’s going to remain as such - if not worse. Here’s why. It’s one of the oldest types of cyberattack on the web. Hackers install a [...]

Apr 19, 2018

BEC Attacks: How They Work and How to Survive Them

By | April 19th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The FBI defines business email compromise (BEC, and sometimes called CEO fraud) as a “sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) component of BEC targets individuals that perform wire transfer payments.” From October 2013 to December [...]

Apr 13, 2018

An Overview of Regulations Around the World and Why They Matter

By | April 13th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The healthcare industry is one of the top targets for cybercriminals, but it’s not alone. Insurance companies, financial firms, universities and schools, social media and online commerce companies are all at risk and, therefore, have regulations they must adhere to. Basically, if a company or organization handles any personally identifiable [...]

Apr 06, 2018

What is PCI Compliance and Why Does it Matter?

By | April 6th, 2018|Ask The Experts|

Last year, BluePay.com created an excellent infographic detailing some FAQs and Myths about PCI DSS compliance. If you’re an organization that accepts, transmits, or stores card payment data, then you are required to become PCI-compliant. But even if you're not in the business of processing payments, even if you’re simply [...]

Mar 28, 2018

Email Phishing: How Your Company Can Fight Back

By | March 28th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

With 3.7 billion users and 269 billion messages sent every day, email is the most popular channel of communication in the world. It is also, unfortunately, the victim of its own success and cybercriminals’ favorite medium for company phishing. What’s more, today’s phishing attacks are increasingly sophisticated. Fraudsters use very [...]

Mar 27, 2018

What Your Company Can Do to Inspire Women in STEM

By | March 27th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture|

It’s refreshing to work at a tech company with a majority of women employees (and something we love to brag about here at SAC!). If you’re looking to improve your organization’s inclusiveness of women, we want to help you out! As you may know, we surveyed some women we know [...]

Mar 22, 2018

Is Your Training Working? Ask Your Users!

By | March 22nd, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

How do you measure the success of your security awareness program (SAP)? Even with metrics and testing, the numbers only tell us when and if employees have completed training. Not if the training had a positive impact on an organization’s efforts to prevent breaches or data leaks. Not if it [...]

Mar 21, 2018

What’s it Like to Work in Tech as a Woman?

By | March 21st, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture|

In the historically male-dominated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, the voices and opinions of women can be overlooked. When you ask these women (which we did!) to share their experiences, you get a variety of stories, positive and negative. We want to focus on those positive experiences; the [...]

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