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Gartner Magic Quadrant: Cybersecurity Education and Awareness

Posted by Brad Reynolds on May 24, 2017 9:50:47 AM

 

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Topics: Cybersecurity Education, cyber security training, cyber awareness training

WannaCry Cyber Awareness Training Infographic

Posted by John Cook on May 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM

     

 

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Topics: Ransomware, Cybersecurity, Human Firewall, cyber awareness training, infographic, security training, employee security training

Which Cybersecurity Investment Should You Make First and Why [ Harvard Business Review facts]

Posted by Ryan Frazer on May 22, 2017 8:54:00 AM

 

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Topics: General Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, cyber security training, cyber awareness training, cyber awareness, cybercrime, cyber attacks, cyber threats

Why Use Cyber Awareness Training in Healthcare

Posted by Keith Hannah on May 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: phishing, General Cybersecurity, SMB, Cybersecurity, Human Firewall

Awareness Training Course: Vishing

Posted by Philip Adikes on May 18, 2017 8:50:00 AM

     

     For those who are familiar with what phishing is, vishing is very similar. For those not familiar with phishing, vishing is a type of social engineering when a scammer/fraudster attempts to get the person on the other end of the phone to disclose sensitive or private information (social engineering definition). Examples of this type of information include attempts to make money transfers, disclosing passwords, and social security numbers. Most of us think that we would never fall for such a scam, however, thousands of people fall victim to this crime each year.

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Topics: phishing, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Education, cyber awareness training, vishing, cyber awareness

Headlines Highlighting the Dangers of Spear Phishing

Posted by Philip Adikes on May 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: phishing, General Cybersecurity, SMB, Cybersecurity, Human Firewall

Cyber Awareness Training and Education in Healthcare

Posted by Philip Adikes on May 16, 2017 8:50:00 AM

 

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Topics: General Cybersecurity, Human Firewall, data breach, cyber education, cyber security training, insider threat, compliance

3 Articles on the Importance of People In Your Cybersecurity Strategy

Posted by Matt Fay on May 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: phishing, General Cybersecurity, SMB, Cybersecurity, Human Firewall, cyber awareness training

Banking Industry Lacks Cyber Awareness Training  [ Study ]

Posted by Philip Adikes on May 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

     

     Banks are responsible for protecting the most sensitive of personal information for all of their customers. With access to our social security numbers, home address, phone numbers, and financial information, banks must prioritize protecting this data from cyber breaches. Today, the majority (78%) of security executives working in the banking and finance industry express confidence in their organization’s cyber security strategies. Yet, banks are being attacked more frequently, and with more success. Over ⅓ (36%) of cyber breach attempts on banks are successful in obtaining sensitive data.

 

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Topics: General Cybersecurity, Human Firewall, data breach, cyber education, cyber security training, insider threat, compliance

Cyber Awareness Articles You Should Read on 2 Factor Authentication

Posted by Keith Hannah on May 11, 2017 12:50:59 PM

 

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Topics: Human Firewall, cyber awareness training, security training, offensive security, Social Engineering, cyber security awareness

Why Cyber threats are impacting business financially and competitively. [What you can do about it] Security Infographic

Posted by Stephen Abbey on May 5, 2017 2:00:41 PM

 

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Topics: General Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity ROI, Cybersecurity Education

Insider Threat Cyber Awareness Training Infographic

Posted by Philip Adikes on Apr 28, 2017 2:46:20 PM

 

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Topics: General Cybersecurity, cyber security, cyber education, Cybersecurity Education, cyber security training, awareness, insider threat, compliance

InfoSec Monthly News Recap                             April 2017

Posted by John Winkler on Apr 25, 2017 12:05:06 PM

InfoSec Monthly News Recap, Cyber Security Education 

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Topics: cyber education

Cyber Awareness Training Infographic

Posted by Stephen Abbey on Apr 18, 2017 2:33:45 PM

Cyber Awareness Training .                                                          Cyber Security training

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Topics: cyber security, cyber security training

Will the New H-1B Visa Program Affect Cyber Security?

Posted by Matt Fay on Apr 13, 2017 10:26:27 AM
For those who are not familiar with the H-1B program, it is a process that allows non-immigrant workers to be temporarily employed by a U.S. based company. Ohio-based companies such as Nationwide and Sherwin Williams rely heavily on this program to aggregate top level talent from other countries.  The Google's, FaceBook's, and Apple's of the world are no exception.  The volume of information that these top tech companies hold is being managed by small pool of talent which is already being fought over. This could potentially undermine their Cyber awareness initiatives and by extension you as a user.  If highly intelligent foreigners aren't allowed to work in the US, what will they do instead? Find employment with competing companies outside the U.S., become state-sponsored hackers, or turn possibly to cybercrime. The possibilities are endless, but none benefit us as users.
 
 
Aside from the political ramifications of the new program, here are some statics to keep in mind about how these changes will affect you as a user.
 
  • In 2016, over 200,000 people applied for the H-1B visa program for the fiscal year 2017.
  • The companies taking advantage of these programs are the very SaaS applications, Search Engines, and Social platforms we use daily. 
  • Computer programmers are the third largest category of H-1B visa recipients, after computer systems analysts and software developers.
Cyber security is an evolving landscape with hackers constantly looking to exploit an organization's vulnerabilities. How can we as users, raise our security awareness?
 

Where to start? 

 
Cyber security is no longer just the responsibility of your IT dept; we must all be cognizant and fight this battle.  Here are a couple of easy steps to implement in your daily routine, which requires minimal effort on your part:
 
  • Protect your usernames and passwords with a password manager such as 1Password, LastPass, or a similar vendor.  Don't store them on your phone or on a piece of paper that your carry. The higher the complexity and length of your password, the more difficult it will be to use a brute-force method to crack your password. 
  • Utilize two-factor authentication features when available. Two-factor auth is an additional step that is designed to ensure you are the only one accessing an account.
  • Publicly available WiFi can compromise your sensitive information. Hackers can set up a fake access point access point to capture and filter your traffic. It is advised to utilize a trusted VPN service when sending sensitive information over a public network.
  • With the recent increase in malvertising tactics and attempts, adblocking at the DNS level or at least in browser can help protect you from remote code execution bugs that can hijack your browser without so much as a mouse click.
 
Take a cyber security training class.  It will take ten minutes, and there are plenty of free online courses available.
 
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Topics: phishing, malvertising, cyber security training, H-1B Visa

Importance of Cyber Awareness Training through Education Infographic

Posted by Dan Kraciun on Apr 11, 2017 11:00:41 AM

 

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Topics: Human Firewall, Cybersecurity Education

Selecting the Right Cyber Awareness Training Tools Based on Cyber Risk

Posted by John Winkler on Apr 7, 2017 9:10:58 AM

Great article on Forbes.  Understand your Risks and ROI first before selecting tools to improve cybersecurity:   

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Topics: Human Firewall, cyber awareness training, security training, offensive security, cyber security awareness

Small Healthcare Providers Lack Cyber Awareness Training

Posted by Philip Adikes on Apr 7, 2017 9:01:59 AM

 

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Topics: Human Firewall, cyber security training, cyber awareness training, security training, healthcare (HIPAA), offensive security, cyber security awareness

Cyber Security Awareness and Education: Domain Fronting

Posted by John Winkler on Apr 5, 2017 2:31:27 PM

 

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Topics: digital footprint, cyber awareness training, security training, cyber security awareness

Repealing the FCC Privacy Rules - [Cyber Training Education]

Posted by Dan Kraciun on Apr 5, 2017 2:08:43 PM

 

There is a direct correlation between privacy and security. The level of privacy you have on the Internet is being decided for you, and so is your level of security.
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Topics: digital footprint, Human Firewall, cyber awareness training, security training, offensive security, cyber security awareness