Dec 11, 2018

2019 SAP Planning Calendar

By | December 11th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 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 [...]

Nov 30, 2018

Incident Response in 3 Domains

By | November 30th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

Taking a tiered or layered approach is one of the best strategies for handling the many challenges of cybersecurity. That’s why we created the Domains Triad, which breaks down security into three parts: Cyber, Physical, and People. Similar to how the CIA Triad provides a compartmentalized view of how to [...]

Nov 15, 2018

How the NIST Framework Improves Your Organization’s Cybersecurity

By | November 15th, 2018|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 CSF. At the core of the framework exists five functions, and 22 categories within those five functions, which have become the standard for many organizations worldwide. [...]

Nov 09, 2018

Monthly Newsletters: The Ultimate Reinforcement for Your Awareness Program

By | November 9th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

If you’ve hung around this blog long enough, you know that we strongly endorse continuous learning and microlearning for training employees. Those two strategies provide proven, successful ways to educate, and monthly newsletters take advantage of both of them. The former refers to a cycle of education that repeats itself [...]

Nov 01, 2018

Top-5 Ways to Ensure a Successful Awareness Program

By | November 1st, 2018|Ask The Experts, Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

The way your employees grasp and process the information you give them will determine the success of your security awareness program. To oversimplify what that means: boring, long-winded, overly complicated programs will likely fail. Conversely, bright, entertaining, inclusive programs tailored to your user-base will likely succeed. What follows are five [...]

Aug 30, 2018

Cuddling Up with Your Data

By | August 30th, 2018|Security Awareness Programs, Tips and Tricks|

What is Data Integrity Your data has a lot to defend against: user error, transfer errors, misconfigurations, security errors, cybersecurity attacks, and hardware errors. Keep your data safe from all these different types of attacks by maintaining data integrity. To remember exactly what data integrity looks like, use the FDA’s [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Threat Intelligence: Approaching Security Awareness the Smart Way

By | July 24th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security Awareness Programs|

Technological progress has always been a double-edged sword empowering organizations of all sizes to digitalize their processes but also creating room for multiple types of hacking attacks and scams. In order to manage this tension and leverage online assets such as websites, email, and third-party applications, it’s necessary to think [...]

Jul 17, 2018

How To Maintain Security When Employees Work Remotely

By | July 17th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

Remote working is great – but it presents security challenges that have to be addressed.   The modern workplace is markedly different from the 9-5 equivalent of even 15 years ago. Mature businesses offer a variety of schemes to entice information workers into challenging jobs and provide hours that [...]

Jul 12, 2018

Pretexting and the Psychology of a Scam

By | July 12th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness 101|

Social engineering–the use of psychological manipulation to gain and abuse the trust of humans. Social engineers have long taken advantage of human emotions. It’s how they’re able to convince people to divulge sensitive information or provide access to controlled areas of buildings and offices. The tactics that scammers use have been [...]

Jun 21, 2018

How to Encourage IT Security Awareness and Compliance Among Your Employees

By | June 21st, 2018|Ask The Experts, Guest Post, Security Awareness Programs|

IT security and cybersecurity policies are all the rage these days, and rightfully so. However, an IT security policy alone does not guarantee effective security within an organization. Responsible organizations understand that the onus is on them to communicate the elements of their security policies to their employees in an [...]

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