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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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Spear Phishing: A Quick Guide to Avoiding the Bait

You work in your company’s finance department, making sure all the bills get paid on time. You’re wrapping up your day and about to put your computer to sleep for the evening when a new email pops up. It’s from your boss, and it looks urgent. She’s asking for the necessary information to transfer some… Read more »

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White Paper: PCI Compliance: Employee Awareness is Key

PCI security compliance provides an outstanding vehicle for developing the kinds of security-aware habits that will have positive ripple effects throughout the organization. PCI-DSS Requirement 12 covers more than simply setting policies: it also requires organizations to train their staff on information security and reinforce that training on a regular basis. Achieving and maintaining a… Read more »

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On-Demand Webinar: Keeping Users Off the Spear Phishing Hook

Watch our free on-demand webinar to explore user-based ways to combat one of the most pervasive cyberthreats today: Spear phishing. More than ever, IT security teams are running simulated phishing campaigns and deploying end-user security awareness training to reduce their exposure to phishing threats. Despite this, phishing emails were still the primary suspect in more… 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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Why Your C-Suite Needs Security Awareness Training

Originally published on the Tripwire Security Awareness blog.  “My C-level doesn’t understand that they’re being directly targeted – help me scare them!” Such was the request aimed at one of my colleagues at a cybersecurity conference not too long ago. Being in the security awareness industry, it’s not uncommon for others to solicit our feedback… Read more »

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3 Human-Focused Sessions to Attend at Black Hat USA 2017

We’re thrilled to be attending our first Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on July 26-27 and cannot wait to take in all the world’s leading cybersecurity conference has to offer. Now in its 20th year, Black Hat USA has become synonymous with hyper-technical best practices and seminars offering the very latest in InfoSec research… Read more »

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Infographic: How to Spot a Phishy Email

Have you ever gotten an email that just didn’t seem right? An email that was worded oddly, had misspellings, or was threatening? Chances are you have, and chances are that was a phishing attempt. In 2016, 1 in 14 users “took the bait” and clicked on a link or opened an attachment in a phishy… Read more »

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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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