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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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), … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 allowed … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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