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 [...]

Jun 19, 2018

Internet Safety Month Resources

By | June 19th, 2018|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

June is National Internet Safety Month! How have you been celebrating? We recommend re-evaluating your technology, updating passwords, cleaning up your files, and spreading cyber awareness to your community! National Internet Safety Month is in it’s last two weeks. But just because it’s winding down doesn’t mean you can let [...]

Jun 01, 2018

A Word About Passwords

By | June 1st, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

For years, security experts have recommended complexity as a measure of strength. Your password should contain double-digit characters. Your password should contain symbols, numbers, and letters. Your password should utilize upper and lowercase letters. Shuffle in some randomness, change them periodically and finally, your password passes the minimal requirements of [...]

Apr 26, 2018

Verizon Data Breach Report 2018: 5 Things We Learned

By | April 26th, 2018|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs|

The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report returns for an 11th straight year. In this edition, the study includes over 53,000 incidents and 2,216 confirmed data breaches sourced from multiple data contributors. We encourage you to download it for yourself and read it cover to cover. Please note that all statistics [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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