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Infographic: 3 PII Phishing Tactics to Look Out For

Personally identifiable information (PII) is some of the most valuable data that cybercriminals go after. With a Social Security number and birthdate, an industrious hacker could take control of nearly all aspects of your or a coworker’s life. With this much up for grabs, cybercriminals are turning to the keepers of this data—you, your employees… Read more »

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MediaPro Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

MediaPro has been positioned as a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training1, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has been given this designation. Gartner has consistently recognized MediaPro for its ability to execute and completeness of vision. “We believe our recognition is proof that industry experts are realizing the… Read more »

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The Silver Lining on the Equifax Breach

A version of this article originally appeared in CSO Online By any measure, the Equifax data breach was and is a disaster. Most importantly, it exposed the data of 143 million American consumers, which could cause years of trouble for all involved. It also revealed all too clearly the tenuous protections provided for consumer data… Read more »

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Winners Announced in MediaPro Awareness Program Excellence Awards

The results are in! We’re pleased to announce the winners of our first-ever Awareness Program Excellence Awards, acknowledging five companies for their work producing security and privacy awareness programs worthy of recognition. The winners and honorable mentions for 2017 are: Vakrangee Limited, Winner in the category of Small Organizations (1-1,500 employees) Encore Capital Group (ECG),… Read more »

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NCSAM Week 4: Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

It’s true, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is putting pressure on organizations everywhere. A report from the nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education estimates that the cybersecurity workforce gap will hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20% increase from 2015. A 2016 McAfee survey of companies across the globe found that 71% of respondents… Read more »

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A Note to Mom About Cybersecurity

Originally published on CSO Online. If you could get the people you know to commit to doing just a few things right around cybersecurity, what would they be? I often ask myself this question. Given my line of work in cybersecurity awareness, I guess that’s no surprise. But it’s not just a work question. I’m… Read more »

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On-Demand Webinar: 2017 State of Privacy and Security Awareness

Tune in for a review of the findings from our 2017 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report-any time you want! Featuring MediaPro’s Chief Strategist, Dr. Tom Pendergast, we jam-packed this 30-minute, on-demand webinar with a comparison of our 2017 results to last year’s data. We also provided a deeper dive into each of the eight threat vectors… Read more »

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NCSAM Week 3: Security Awareness for Tomorrow’s Employee

In 2016, 42% of user clicks on malicious URLs came from mobile devices. Mobile security presents one of the biggest risks IT organizations have faced in the past ten years. It’s a trend that is driving control out of the hands of IT and directly into the hands of far less security-competent people. Use of smartphones, notebooks, tablets,… Read more »

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