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 [...]

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 [...]

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