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NCSAM Week 4: Security is Everyone’s Responsibility

It’s true, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is putting pressure on organizations everywhere. A report from the nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education estimates that the cybersecurity workforce gap will hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20% increase from 2015. A 2016 McAfee survey of companies across the globe found that 71% of respondents… Read more »

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A Note to Mom About Cybersecurity

Originally published on CSO Online. If you could get the people you know to commit to doing just a few things right around cybersecurity, what would they be? I often ask myself this question. Given my line of work in cybersecurity awareness, I guess that’s no surprise. But it’s not just a work question. I’m… Read more »

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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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