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 [...]

Jan 30, 2018

How to Create a Cybersecurity Culture in Your Office (for Free!)

By | January 30th, 2018|Free Stuff, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs, Tips and Tricks|

You’re in charge of keeping the employees in your office educated about cybersecurity – a little daunting, right? Security policies seem to change every day, and consistent training can become expensive. So how can you get your employees’ attention focused on cybersecurity while staying on a budget?   Posters, Posters [...]

Dec 28, 2017

Your Security Awareness Program is Just Another Dynamic Business Process

By | December 28th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Managing SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs, Winn Schwartau|

No matter what business you are in, for it to be successful, you must develop, and evolve over time, improved processes. Whether it’s making a pizza parlor 15% more efficient, or streamlining warehouse inventory management by optimizing deliveries and shipments, it’s all about process. Every business relationship has a beginning; [...]

Dec 20, 2017

Confidence in Cybersecurity: A Survey About Businesses’ Perspective

By | December 20th, 2017|Guest Post, Security Awareness Programs|

How do you respond to news about the latest breach, leak, or hack? With a steady drip (and occasional surge) of negative press over cyber attacks, it should come as no shock to discover that consumer confidence is low when data breaches seem inevitable. The question of how we respond [...]

Dec 07, 2017

What is the GDPR?

By | December 7th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

We’re a few months away from the official implementation of a game-changing regulation. Once enforced, the GDPR will make sweeping changes for organizations worldwide, and will ultimately set the gold standard for data protection.   What is the GDPR? Back in 1995, Europe adopted a regulation called the Data [...]

Sep 28, 2017

Top Tips to Creating Your Own Information Security Policy Training Program

By | September 28th, 2017|Launching SA Programs, Managing SA Programs, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness Programs|

So you’ve been tasked with building a security awareness program? It’s a tough job. You’ve got to figure out how to tell people about the program, teach them the security lessons that are most important to your organization, and stay within a tiny budget. What’s even tougher is figuring out [...]

Sep 28, 2017

SAP 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 [...]

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