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5 Things the New Federal CISO Should Know About Security Awareness

The White House announced earlier this month that Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill has been named as the first Federal CISO, or Chief Information Security Officer. As the White House describes, Brig.-Gen. Touhill will drive cybersecurity policy, planning, and implementation across the entire federal government. Though Brig.-Gen. Touhill is likely still settling in to… Read more »

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MediaPro’s Tom Pendergast Weighs in on CSO Online Password Security Story

Regular and required password changes are the key to sound password security, right? Not necessarily, says InfoSec writer Taylor Armerding in a recent CSO Online article. As Armerding writes, conventional password wisdom was challenged when FTC Chief Technologist Lorrie Cranor declared it was “time to rethink mandatory password changes.” From Cranor’s perspective, changing passwords frequently… Read more »

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MediaPro Adds Ransomware, GDPR Content to Adaptive Awareness Libraries

MediaPro has added 11 new course topics to its awareness libraries. The new learning content includes training on ransomware prevention, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. All the content can be added to existing courses to help employees prepare for some of the most pertinent security, privacy, and compliance… Read more »

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GDPR Webinar Preview: Q&A with Chevron’s Veronika Tonry

This webinar occurred on July 20. Visit us here to view GDPR: The Shifting Tides of Global Privacy on-demand.  As a bit of a preview, we’ve asked one of our panelists, Chevron’s Veronika Tonry, to answer some of the questions we’ll be putting to all our participants. Ms. Tonry is the global privacy manager for Chevron, where… Read more »

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MediaPro’s Steve Conrad Quoted by CSO Online on the Need for Better Teamwork Between IT and HR

This past February, a former employee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) inadvertently downloaded 44,000 customer records, including personally identifiable information (PII), to a flash drive. This isn’t the first incident either; in the past eight months, the FDIC has reported seven such breaches, all from departing employees bringing data with them and compromising… Read more »

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MediaPro to Host Panel Discussion on Implications of GDPR

The GDPR is coming. Is your organization ready? With the passage of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into law, organizations that handle personal data of EU residents will have to comply with an updated comprehensive set of rules designed to ensure data privacy. As Security Intelligence reports: “[The GDPR] will enact stricter guidelines on… Read more »

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