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5 Signs You Just Got a Phishing Email

“I don’t know why you unethical f–kers think you can get away with this.” Pretty shocking, right? That was one of the more memorable phishing email subject lines my colleagues recently spotted in their work inbox. This particular attempt went on to ask why the sender wouldn’t pay an “invoice” attached to the email. Our… Read more »

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Video: Software Updates

Much of the world found out the hard way in May 2017 that they should always keep their software up to date. The WannaCry ransomware attack exploited Windows-powered PCs that weren’t running updated software to protect their systems. Software updates will frequently include patches for newly discovered security vulnerabilities cybercriminals are anxious to exploit. Unfortunately, industry research… 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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The Google Docs Phishing Scam: A Win for Security Awareness

Originally published on the Tripwire Security Awareness blog. Even if you weren’t aware of it, you likely contributed to the security awareness of the global Internet community during the first week of May. By now you’ve undoubtedly heard of the phishing scam using a phony Google Docs third-party extension. Across all sectors of social media,… Read more »

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On-Demand Webinar: Aligning Awareness to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework has become the go-to standard for structuring a cybersecurity program. But how can it be used to inspire a world-class cybersecurity awareness initiative? In our free on-demand webinar, Aligning Awareness to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, we examine how to use the Framework to guide the development of a behavior-changing employee education program. We’ll also… Read more »

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4 Things Birdwatching Can Teach About Security Awareness

Originally published on the TripWire blog.  Sometimes you find inspiration in unlikely places. Never did I think, for example, that I would be able to connect my day job as a writer in the security awareness field with a burgeoning hobby of mine: birdwatching. But the more I “birded,” the more what I learned about… Read more »

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Executive Summary: 2017 Privacy and Security Awareness in Retail

Retail organizations consistently rank as some of the most popular targets for cybercriminals. Being in the crosshairs, retail employees need to have a strong handle of cybersecurity and data privacy best practices. But do they? We wanted to find out, so we polled 847 U.S. retail employees, asking questions across eight common security and privacy risk areas. We… Read more »

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