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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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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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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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