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 [...]

Sep 19, 2014

Ask The Experts: What If I’m a Home Depot Data Breach Victim?

By | September 19th, 2014|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

So what can you do? The short answer is: not much. Once there's been a data breach, there's no way to know for sure whether or not your card is one of the unlucky ones that will be exploited. But that doesn't mean you can't take action. Change your credentials [...]

Sep 09, 2014

Are YOU A Security Fail?

By | September 9th, 2014|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

  We've talked about this before–messy desks ARE security risks. They are a breeding ground for disaster. Not only do you lose track of what sensitive data is buried somewhere on your desk, you'll never notice if someone STEALS that confidential information, because you couldn't see it right in front [...]

Aug 05, 2014

Security [NON] Fail: Phishing

By | August 5th, 2014|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

Last week, one of SAC’s family members was sent an urgent email from his Regions bank. At least, that's what it looked like. The email had the bank's logo at the top of it, a professional looking signature at the bottom and the sender email address seemed to be legitimate. [...]

Jul 29, 2014

Security Fail: What Happens When Security Breaches Walk Through Your Front Door

By | July 29th, 2014|Security Awareness Fails|

One of our production team members has a friend, we’ll call her Sally, who recently agreed to let another girl take up residency in her house and pay rent. Who doesn’t love a good roommate, right? Especially if you already know the person, which was the case here. Unfortunately, within a [...]

Jun 17, 2014

Security Fail: Back It Up!

By | June 17th, 2014|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

Recently a SAC employee was getting her daily dose of caffeine at a local coffee shop when she overheard a conversation of a man trying to help recover a woman’s computer. “The good news is your client information was on the server, so you should be able to access that [...]

May 30, 2014

Security Fail: Gift Card Fraud

By | May 30th, 2014|Security Awareness Fails|

A security breach is similar to a home invasion – no one thinks it will happen to them, until it does. Some are more prepared than others – installing alarm systems or purchasing guard dogs. But others? They just hope locking their doors is enough. And some don't lock their [...]

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