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5 Dos for Smart, Corporate-Approved Social Media Use

Social media is more than just a big part of our personal lives. For many of us, it’s also a big part of our work lives! And that’s where things get sticky—how do you know what you’re allowed to post and what’s definitely off-limits? And what about friending your boss or that hip new client?… Read more »

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Weekly Data Protection & Compliance Links: July 17, 2015

Once again, we’ve gone digging through the Internet to compile some of the best reads on security and data protection we could find. This week we bring you epic security fails (that resulted in job losses), a new hire to help the c-suite sleep better at night, an employee-backed rally for stronger security policies (what?)… Read more »

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Weekly Data Protection & Compliance Links: July 3, 2015

Can you believe it’s July? No, can you believe it’s 2015’s third quarter? Let’s not even talk about where this year is flying off to. Instead, focus on the holiday weekend ahead and some especially good Friday link finds. This week we’re talking about security’s tipping point (did you even know it had one?), hard… Read more »

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50% of Worst Data Breaches Attributed to Human Error

Okay, we admit it. We may have a slight obsession with keeping up on the latest security reports (specifically regarding security awareness). But there’s good reason. Tucked between the data and the charts are patterns of behavior. Identifying these patterns can help us improve our security posture. The 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey commissioned by… Read more »

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Study: Employee Training Reduces the Cost of a Data Breach

As you may have already heard, the Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Global Cost of Data Breach Study has been released and it confirmed what we all sensed—the average cost of a data breach has increased … significantly … again. According the study, the average cost of a breach has reached $3.79 million dollars, a 23% increase… Read more »

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Study: The True Cost of a Data Breach

When you begin to estimate the true cost of a data breach, you most commonly think in terms of dollars and cents. For example, Target’s 2013 data breach reportedly cost the company $186 million; Sony Pictures will spend an estimated $35 million in investigation, remediation, and IT repairs for its hack; Home Depot spent $43… Read more »

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Chicken or the Egg: Better Software Or Better Training

In this corner, we have folks like Richard Howard. People who believe that when it comes to cybersecurity, we should look past our employees. We can’t expect the average end user to identify a phishing attempt or a suspicious URL, and we certainly shouldn’t blame them (or make fun of them) when they make a… Read more »

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Phishing in 2015: Will We Ever Learn?

We’re starting Monday off with depressing news you probably already know (sorry). It seems the numbers around phishing are not improving (we can hear you groaning from here). There’s equally-depressing data to support our claim. The 2015 CYREN Cyber Threats Yearbook released last month reported a 51% increase in phishing URLs since January 1, 2015…. Read more »

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