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The Story Behind the Report: The 2016 State of Privacy and Security Awareness

Our 2016 State of Privacy & Security Awareness Report infographic and executive summary laid out the high-level stats from our recent awareness knowledge survey of more than 1,000 employees from organizations worldwide. But knowing the story behind the statistics can make all the difference when improving your awareness program. See real-life scenarios illustrating how risks can manifest in your… Read more »

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White Paper: Battling the Forgetting Curve

Have you ever had a pop quiz on something you’ve only heard once? With once-a-year awareness training, that’s exactly what you’re asking employees to do: remember details about identifying phishing emails, how to manage personal information, and more at the drop of a hat when a risky situation arises. No matter how good your training is, it… Read more »

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The Silver Lining on a Ransomware Attack

Originally published on Network World. I wouldn’t wish a ransomware attack on anyone. A particularly destructive form of malware, ransomware has made a name for itself this year as one of the internet’s top threats. A recent survey revealed that half of companies had responded to a ransomware attack, with 85 percent reporting three or… Read more »

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Time for HIPAA Compliance to Meet Security Awareness?

When it comes to HIPAA violations, the federal government does not mess around. A recent case in point: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR), which enforces HIPAA rules and tracks health information data breaches, settled a HIPAA violation case with the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) to the… Read more »

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On-Demand Webinar: What’s the Deal with Microlearning?

2017 is quickly approaching, and microlearning has already established itself as one of the hottest trends in adult learning – finally! Trust us – in MediaPro’s 20+ years in the learning industry, we figured out long ago that one of the most important parts of corporate learning strategy is balancing vital information against employees’ attention spans. As security and privacy… Read more »

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Executive Summary: 2016 State of Privacy and Security Awareness

How does your employees’ awareness compare to a sampling of the general population? Read the free executive summary of our 2016 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report to find out! Download Report We tested survey-takers’ knowledge across eight different risk areas. We then assigned them one of three different risk profiles, which indicate the survey-taker’s privacy… Read more »

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Video: Tis the Season…For Phishing!

Phishing attempts increase during the holiday season when some of us – cough, cough – are a little too “trigger happy” when clicking on e-deal or tracking our shipped packages. Hackers use seasonal gimmicks like fake package tracking URLs and fake order confirmation emails to catch targets unaware during the holidays (including on Black Friday and… Read more »

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