Privacy Awareness

Report: 7 in 10 Employees Struggle with Cyber Awareness

Seven in 10 employees lack the awareness to stop preventable cybersecurity incidents, according to the second-annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, released this week by MediaPro. For the second year in a row, the average survey respondent achieved a “Novice” score, showing the average survey respondent is dangerously close to one wrong decision… Read more »

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How to Use MediaPro’s Awareness IQ Survey

Knowing What Your Employees Don’t Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy   “What you don’t know can’t hurt you,” has never been true in the InfoSec world. Think of any recent headline-making data breach where foreknowledge could have prevented disaster. The Equifax fiasco comes to mind. The latest reports indicate that an unpatched software vulnerability… Read more »

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Submissions Now Open for 2017 MediaPro Awareness Program Excellence Awards

We’re pleased to announce the launch of MediaPro’s new Awareness Program Excellence Awards to recognize exemplary employee awareness initiatives. At a time when 43 percent of breaches examined by the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) could have been prevented by knowledgeable employees, comprehensive awareness programs in the arenas of cybersecurity and data privacy… Read more »

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Infographic: State of Privacy and Security Awareness in Education

Educational institutes face a huge challenge against cybercrime. With a vast amount of financial, medical, and personal information all available in one place, there needs to be increased cybersecurity and data privacy measures to safeguard against potential security and privacy incidents. And like other types of organizations, an educational institution’s employees are a key line… Read more »

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The Privacy Paradox: GDPR Compliance in the U.S.

Originally published in Venture Beat. Figure this one out: Just shy of 100% of U.S.-based privacy professionals believe that the importance and complexity of managing privacy in their organizations is increasing. Similar numbers (97%!) acknowledge that they will increase their investment in managing privacy. Yet fully 61% of these same professionals acknowledge that they have… Read more »

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On-Demand Webinar: The Human Side of GDPR Readiness

In our on-demand webinar, join Forrester analyst Enza Iannopollo and MediaPro’s Chief Strategist Tom Pendergast as they discuss how to address one of your biggest risks as you ready your organization to comply with the GDPR: your employees. With the looming threat of fines totaling $21.5 million or 4% of a company’s global revenues, there’s an… Read more »

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MediaPro Launches Security and Privacy Awareness Training Aimed at Executives

MediaPro has announced the launch of cybersecurity and data privacy training for executives designed to deliver company leaders streamlined, customizable, and mobile-friendly training that prepares them to combat cybersecurity threats. Cybercriminals regularly target managing directors and C-level executives because of their elevated access to their company’s most sensitive information, necessitating a dedicated training offering built with… Read more »

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