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Tools: MediaPro Releases Awareness Maturity Assessment

You’re invited to try out MediaPro’s new Awareness Maturity Assessment! A short, 5-minute questionnaire is all it takes to get plugged into relevant insights on how to improve the effectiveness of your awareness programs – for free! You’ll receive a score on a scale of 0-4, and we’ll provide you with direct, downloadable links to… Read more »

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2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Vendors

MediaPro has been once again recognized as a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-based Training Vendors. The Gartner Magic Quadrant report analyzes vendors in a given market, assigning them to categories such as niche players, challengers, visionaries and leaders. MediaPro was positioned as one of the top leaders because of… Read more »

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MediaPro Launches New Role-Based Corporate Privacy Training

Bothell, WA. – September 22, 2015 – MediaPro, recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Training Vendors, announced the launch of its new role-based privacy training for organizations looking to change employee behavior and build and maintain a risk-aware workforce. This new library of specialized training content for role… Read more »

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Acceptable Use of Work Resources

Your office provides you many perks as an employee. There’s a computer for you to use—often at the office and at home. There’s a phone. There’s an email system. There’s a server where you can not only access shared internal documents, but you can save files there, as well. There’s stable Wi-Fi, new software, and… Read more »

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How to Travel Safely with Data & Devices

Sometimes you do it for business. You take your work along when you attend industry conferences, trainings, and in-person client meetings. Sometimes you do it in the midst of fun. You sneak in a little work from the beach, from a public venue, or from the home of your childhood best friend. All the while,… 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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