Feb 10, 2015

To Click or Not to Click: Spoofed Text Messages

By | February 10th, 2015|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

To Click or Not to Click? One of our associates received the following text from Twitter. Or did he? What would you do if you received a similar text from Twitter, Facebook or any other organization with whom you might do business? Be suspicious unless you know for sure you [...]

Jan 20, 2015

Don’t Be The Guy At The Party Who Tells Everyone His Password

By | January 20th, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

A couple weeks ago our production team member was at a birthday party. All was well, until a gentleman sitting next to her (we'll call him Bob) wanted to show her this cool design he'd been working. But to access it, Bob had to sign into his iCloud account. Our [...]

Jan 06, 2015

Wait, No! Don’t Click That!

By | January 6th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

Safe surfing can be tricky.  Both on the water and on the internet! Every site is a potential risk. Malicious hackers who once used adult and gambling sites to distribute malware and infect victims have shifted focus to more mainstream, popular and trusted sites like those of your bank, favorite [...]

Nov 14, 2014

Security Fail: Stranger Danger and The Stolen Phone

By | November 14th, 2014|Security Awareness Fails|

Never trust a stranger. Your mom probably taught you that when you were young. "Even if a stranger has candy, never go with him." You'd nod your head. "Not even if he has a cute puppy." And you were like, "What if it's a really cute puppy?" NO, NOT EVEN [...]

Oct 24, 2014

Backup Rant from the Production Department

By | October 24th, 2014|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

Director of Production here. Hi. How are ya? I wanted to talk a little about a topic that is near and dear to my heart and that many don't think of as an infosec or security awareness issue but that is in fact VERY important and can cause a lot [...]

Oct 17, 2014

How to Make Your Security Awareness Program Fail: ISSA International 2014

By | October 17th, 2014|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

How to Make a Security Awareness Program… FAIL! Ready for some free advice? This information is pulled from a talk that our founder will be giving at next week's International ISSA Conference in Orlando.    Winn Schwartau: Security, Privacy, Infowar, and Cyber-Terrorism Expert Are you ready for a wake-up call? [...]

Oct 07, 2014

Security Fail: Are You a Victim of Social Engineering?

By | October 7th, 2014|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

Would you fall for any of these four schemes? Phishing Did you know that phishing is the most common type of social engineering? It is a component of over 90% of all APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) attacks. Attackers will pose as a legitimate company (PayPal, Google, etc.), sending you a [...]

Sep 26, 2014

New Bash Bug Threat: Are You At Risk?

By | September 26th, 2014|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Fails|

If you're operating on an old operating system called Unix you could be vulnerable to a new Bash Bug. It can affect Macs and many web servers that use Linux. The vulnerability allows hackers the ability to vandalize websites and steal user data. In theory, hackers use the bug to [...]

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