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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… Read more »

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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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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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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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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… Read more »

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Free Tool: Security Awareness Program Vendor Scorecard

We know evaluating security awareness training options can be tricky. With all the options out there, narrowing it down to a handful of the best candidates can seem daunting. But we’re here to help.  Armed with a good understanding of the attributes of a best-of-class awareness training program (see our Best Practices Guide to Comprehensive… Read more »

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