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Posts Tagged: Security Awareness



November 25, 2015Published by

Social engineers play to people’s wants and needs, focusing on the mental triggers that can make a person do something. Learn what you can do to combat it.

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November 9, 2015Published by

Today’s unprecedented breach activity—and the high costs breached companies are paying as a result—are causing executive teams to sit up and take notice. Those responsible for organizational IT are finding themselves under increasing pressure to reinforce and report on a strong security posture to stakeholders.

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October 23, 2015Published by

Phishing remains a top organizational security vulnerability because it involves the exploitation of human weakness. If you have humans at your workplace—and we all do!—then you are at risk.

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June 25, 2015Published by

Last week’s news that the popular password manager LastPass had been breached sent many of its users into a panic, rushing to change their “master passwords.” The reality of the situation is, however, that the stolen master password data was well hashed, making it essentially useless to those on the outside. So there’s absolutely no worry then, right? Wrong.

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April 8, 2015Published by

While your bank is doing all it can to keep cybercriminals from accessing your merchant account, your own staff could be undermining the bank’s efforts.

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January 28, 2015Published by

There are many product companies and service providers offering Security Awareness Training services. In fact, just today ControlScan announced its broadened Security Awareness Training Service. Of course when you have a plethora of options, it can be challenging to zero in on the right service provider.

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January 23, 2015Published by

How do you quantify ROI from Security Awareness Training of your employees? This is a question that every IT Security Manager has in his/her mind. Compliance mandates and government legislation exhort companies to roll out Security Awareness Training to employees, but is it worth the investment ?

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December 5, 2014Published by

Whether your business has 1, 101 or 1001 employees, each person must understand the role they play in protecting the organization’s informational assets, which often include sensitive employee and customer information.

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October 21, 2014Published by

According to independent research by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), 259 Medical/Healthcare facilities experienced a data breach event between January 1 and October 14 of this year. That is a staggering number, given that ITRC reported a total of 28 events for the entirety of 2013.

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October 20, 2014Published by

Lately it seems we’ve been operating in a world of “another week, another breach.” The constant bombardment of news featuring our favorite brands getting hacked typically creates one of two reactions: “Yeah, but I’m a little shop, so that can’t happen to me” or “I might as well not bother trying to prevent the inevitable.”

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