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Video: The Truth About Trust

This animation is designed help you reinforce your message about protecting personal information. Our goal was simple: cover the critical things that every employee should know about protecting personally identifiable information (PII) in around one minute. We believe that you should provide annual privacy awareness training to ensure that your employees know how to protect the information … Continued

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5 Immutable Laws of Information Security

Hugh Thompson, Ph.D., program committee chairman for the recent RSA Conference, presented an insightful “hacker’s view” summary of the dynamics of cybersecurity. Dubbed “five fundamental immutable laws,” he surveyed the primary root causes of security breaches and the methods attackers use to exploit weaknesses. These laws—while I might question their immutability—do have one very compelling … Continued

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Knowing: More than Half the Security Awareness Battle

We’ve been saying it for years, and once again, a major security threat report confirms it: two-thirds of all security breaches stem from improper employee behavior. According to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report 2014, only 34 percent of breaches are attributable solely to the work of a hacker. Most, as we continue to see, result … Continued

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Failure to Communicate?

A recent report based on research by Frost & Sullivan exposed an interesting set of priorities among security professionals. When asked about the attributes of successful security personnel, security executives placed the importance of business and organizational skills right alongside security knowledge and technical skills. And the rank and file agreed. But the report also … Continued

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PCI Awareness Training Series, Part 3: Role Playing

The PCI SSC publication—Best Practices for Implementing a Security Awareness Program—identified three broad aspects of a successful PCI awareness program, each of which we addressed in the first two parts of this series. We wrap things up with a fourth dimension of PCI awareness training: roles. As the guideline states, “Role-based security awareness provides organizations … Continued

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MediaPro Receives 5th Boeing Performance Excellence Award

BOTHELL, WA — MediaPro, one of the nation’s leading learning service providers, today announced that it received its 5th “Performance Excellence Award” from The Boeing Company for its overall work efforts supporting the Learning, Training, and Development group. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. MediaPro maintained a gold … Continued

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PCI Awareness Training Series, Part I: The Big Picture

In order to be in compliance with the PCI DSS requirements, those who accept payment cards must offer PCI awareness training. In fact, the PCI DSS standard dedicates substantial content to this topic. Recently, the PCI SSC publication—Best Practices for Implementing a Security Awareness Program—identified exactly how a good awareness training program should be aligned … Continued

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What’s My Motivation, Part II

Picking up from Part I … When it comes to achieving security- and privacy-aware behavior, motivation begins with understanding that your actions matter. A good training program will clearly communicate its specific learning objectives, and its relevance to the individual and to the enterprise overall. Good courseware and reinforcement elements will convey a strong and … Continued

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