Oct 12, 2017

With All These Major Data Breaches Do Passwords Even Matter?

By | October 12th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Cat|

Dear Security Cat, I spend a lot of time creating strong, unique passwords for every account I have. I even try to update them regularly. But with all these massive data breaches stealing my info, what’s the point? Am I just wasting my time? -Frustrated in Philadelphia, PA Indeed, our [...]

Oct 05, 2017

What Should I Do if I’m a Victim of a Data Breach?

By | October 5th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Cat|

Dear Security Cat, I consider myself a security-savvy person who does everything possible to keep my information safe. But I fear a recent data breach may have undermined my efforts and compromised my sensitive data. What should I do if I’m a victim? -concerned Human Firewall in San Diego, CA [...]

Sep 28, 2017

Security Awareness Program Planning Calendar

By | September 28th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Managing SA Programs|

From determining the needs of employees to delivering the proper content, while also dealing with budget constraints and deadlines, those put in charge of managing an organization’s security awareness program (SAP) have their hands full. Unfortunately, that’s how planning—the most important stage of any successful SAP—often gets overlooked. Setting goals [...]

Sep 13, 2017

Equifax: What To Do If You’re A Part Of The Data Breach

By | September 13th, 2017|Ask The Experts|

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity. Equifax disagrees. In one the largest breaches ever, some 143 million users had their information compromised. Personally identifiable information (PII) such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, and full names are now in the hands of criminals, who will undoubtedly [...]

Aug 31, 2017

How To Use Metrics To Improve Your Security Awareness Program

By | August 31st, 2017|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Managing SA Programs, Tips and Tricks|

Consider the following two scenarios. Which one would you guess represents a security awareness program (SAP) that’s geared towards success? Scenario No. 1 You provide employees with access to the organization’s LMS (learning management system), which hosts a variety of modules, videos, quizzes and games. The SAP manager records [...]

Aug 17, 2017

Looking for a Job? 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Being Scammed

By | August 17th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks|

Job searches are stressful enough. Adding the threat of being scammed by fraudulent employers is the last thing anyone in that position needs. The following real-life example comes from a member of our production team, whose boyfriend has been in the process of finding work and experienced it firsthand. Check [...]

Aug 15, 2017

Backups Are Essential In The Fight Against Ransomware

By | August 15th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

Following the recent spate of ransomware attacks on businesses and government agencies across the world, the security press has largely focused on patching and updates as the key to protection against ransomware and malware in general. Thorough patch-management policies are an essential part of doing business online, but the push [...]

Aug 03, 2017

5 Reasons Why Your Organization Should Adopt the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

By | August 3rd, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

Initially developed for critical infrastructure, the National Institute of Standards and Technology established a framework for improving cybersecurity, now referred to simply as NIST CSFW. At the core of NIST CSFW are five functions, and 22 categories within the five functions, which provide a roadmap for organizations to follow and [...]

Aug 01, 2017

Find Out What Is Wrong With Your Data Sanitization Method

By | August 1st, 2017|Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

Picture this. What We Do: Select a file -> Right-click on it-> Choose Delete option What Happens Actually: File Pointer gets deleted + File directory changes What We Do: Select Files in Recycle Bin -> Right-click -> Click on Delete option What Happens Actually: File Links gets deleted + Data [...]

Jul 27, 2017

The Human Firewall’s Guide To Data Classification

By | July 27th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Data classification is essential to knowing how to handle sensitive information and which data requires extra effort to protect. It is based on level of sensitivity and the impact it would have if that data were to be accessed, modified, transmitted, stored or deleted without authorization. In general, data can [...]

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