Government Industry Insights: State of Privacy and Security Awareness

Citizens are increasingly concerned about the sensitive data held and used by government entities, fueled partly by stories of cyberespionage, rumors of voter fraud, and social media’s impact on U.S. elections. It’s not all speculation: in the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), public administration entities reported that cyberespionage accounted for a quarter of … Continued

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Healthcare Industry Insights: State of Privacy and Security Awareness

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations have proven nearly irresistible to cybercriminals in recent years. The 2017 Verizon Enterprises Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) found that 72% of malware incidents impacting the healthcare industry involved ransomware. The 2017 DBIR also found that human mistakes accounted for 80% of the breaches in the healthcare industry. We think … Continued

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Infographic: 3 PII Phishing Tactics to Look Out For

Personally identifiable information (PII) is some of the most valuable data that cybercriminals go after. With a Social Security number and birthdate, an industrious hacker could take control of nearly all aspects of your or a coworker’s life. With this much up for grabs, cybercriminals are turning to the keepers of this data—you, your employees … Continued

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Report: 7 in 10 Employees Struggle with Cyber Awareness

Seven in 10 employees lack the awareness to stop preventable cybersecurity incidents, according to the second-annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, released this week by MediaPro. For the second year in a row, the average survey respondent achieved a “Novice” score, showing the average survey respondent is dangerously close to one wrong decision … Continued

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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 … Continued

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Infographic: How to Spot a Phishy Email

Have you ever gotten an email that just didn’t seem right? An email that was worded oddly, had misspellings, or was threatening? Chances are you have, and chances are that was a phishing attempt. In 2016, 1 in 14 users “took the bait” and clicked on a link or opened an attachment in a phishy … Continued

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