Thought Leadership

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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The Privacy Paradox: GDPR Compliance in the U.S.

Originally published in Venture Beat. Figure this one out: Just shy of 100% of U.S.-based privacy professionals believe that the importance and complexity of managing privacy in their organizations is increasing. Similar numbers (97%!) acknowledge that they will increase their investment in managing privacy. Yet fully 61% of these same professionals acknowledge that they have… 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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On-Demand Webinar: The Human Side of GDPR Readiness

In our on-demand webinar, join Forrester analyst Enza Iannopollo and MediaPro’s Chief Strategist Tom Pendergast as they discuss how to address one of your biggest risks as you ready your organization to comply with the GDPR: your employees. With the looming threat of fines totaling $21.5 million or 4% of a company’s global revenues, there’s an… 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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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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Infographic: 2017 Privacy and Security Awareness in Retail

Almost 3/4 of retail employees in a new MediaPro survey could stand to benefit from enhanced awareness of privacy and security risks. We polled 847 retail employees in the U.S. on their data privacy and cybersecurity know-how across eight common risk areas and found that: 71% were profiled as “risks” or “novices,” meaning their actions could… Read more »

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