Security Awareness

On-Demand Webinar: 2017 State of Privacy and Security Awareness

Tune in for a review of the findings from our 2017 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report-any time you want! Featuring MediaPro’s Chief Strategist, Dr. Tom Pendergast, we jam-packed this 30-minute, on-demand webinar with a comparison of our 2017 results to last year’s data. We also provided a deeper dive into each of the eight threat vectors… Read more »

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NCSAM Week 3: Security Awareness for Tomorrow’s Employee

In 2016, 42% of user clicks on malicious URLs came from mobile devices. Mobile security presents one of the biggest risks IT organizations have faced in the past ten years. It’s a trend that is driving control out of the hands of IT and directly into the hands of far less security-competent people. Use of smartphones, notebooks, tablets,… Read more »

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NCSAM Week 2: Planning for a Security-Aware Workforce

Practicing good cybersecurity habits is not just limited to the cybersecurity personnel at your organization. As our partners at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) put it, cybersecurity is “a shared responsibility among all employees.” The best way to make sure every one of your employees or coworkers knows their role in your cybersecurity posture? A sound… Read more »

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MediaPro’s Cybersecurity Pledge

As part of our ongoing campaign to recognize and promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we’ve developed a Cybersecurity Pledge designed to be taken and shared with colleagues, employees, and friends. NCSAM may have inspired the Pledge, but it’s meant to be shared this month and far beyond! When personal data and other valuable… Read more »

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8 Tips for a Cybersecure NCSAM

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is well underway! Are you sick of cybersecurity advice yet? We certainly hope not! A cybersecure workforce does not come from a one-and-done approach to teaching security best practices. Repetition is the name of the game, something we’ve made the case for time and again. As part of our NCSAM… Read more »

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NCSAM Week 1: Keeping Safe from Cybercrime

Phishing, malware, and social engineering continue to top the charts as the most popular attack vectors in the cybercrime world. If an organization was exploited in 2016, there’s a good chance it was via one of these methods.  In 2016, 1 in 14 users clicked on a phishing email. What’s more, cybercriminals are augmenting the wide-net… Read more »

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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… 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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Two Live Webinars Set for NCSAM 2017

We’re pleased to feature two live webinars as part of our 2017 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) activities. Whether you’re interested in the findings of our latest State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, or want best-practice tips for building a comprehensive security awareness program, MediaPro has your back.  Learn more below: The 2017… Read more »

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Free Tool: Security Awareness Program Vendor Scorecard

We know evaluating security awareness training options can be tricky. With all the options out there, narrowing it down to a handful of the best candidates can seem daunting. But we’re here to help.  Armed with a good understanding of the attributes of a best-of-class awareness training program (see our Best Practices Guide to Comprehensive… Read more »

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