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Malicious hackers are finding it too easy to achieve their initial access

It should be hard for malicious hackers to break into systems, but all too often it isn’t.That’s a takeaway from a joint cybersecurity advisory issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the NSA and FBI, and their counterparts in Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom.The advisory, which is titled 
Publish At:2022-05-19 10:09 | Read:664 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness hack

How to Stimulate Organizations’ Security Awareness Training Programs

We all know how important security awareness training is for an organization. Moreover, we try to enhance our efforts by weaving security into the “culture” of the organization. Yet, from the employee’s perspective, it all gets very stale. It seems like it is always the same message, but if that is the case, why hasn’t this knowledge been ado
Publish At:2022-03-03 02:07 | Read:1103 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security cyber security culture Human Security Awarene

CIS Control 14: Security Awareness and Skill Training

Users who do not have the appropriate security awareness training are considered a weak link in the security of an enterprise. These untrained users are easier to exploit than finding a flaw or vulnerability in the equipment that an enterprise uses to secure its network. Attackers could convince unsuspecting users into unintentionally providing access to the
Publish At:2021-12-09 02:05 | Read:2184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Controls Phishing Security Awareness security

Invest in Cyber Awareness to Prevent Attacks

Today’s cyber threat landscape is extremely challenging. Ransom this, ransom that, ransom everywhere – information technology (IT) professionals must work to protect organizations against the next big ransomware attack. Over the years, the sophistication of ransomware attacks has increased as well as the amount of money demanded and paid out in exc
Publish At:2021-11-11 02:04 | Read:3665 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Cyber Attacks cybersecurity awareness Policie

Security Awareness Training: Beyond Cliche Advice for Remote Workers

I’ve read what seems like a million articles on how to make security awareness training more effective for remote workers. And honestly, they all seem to say the same thing. Teach employees the basics and give them a list of things they should do to keep your data safe. Almost every article includes the same tips. They say ‘don’t click on
Publish At:2021-08-12 20:42 | Read:4855 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Risk Management Security Services Compliance

Educating the Educators: Protecting Student Data

I found my 17-year-old son happily playing video games last year when he was supposed to be in virtual school. But after a few questions, I learned he wasn’t skipping school. His class had been canceled after his teacher fell for a phishing attack, and their computer was infected with a virus. This isn’t an isolated incident. Take a look at how
Publish At:2021-06-11 11:25 | Read:1579 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Security Services Data Education Phishing At

School Cybersecurity: How Awareness Training Removes Attackers’ Options

Keeping student data safe and maintaining information security in education are part of living in today’s world for educators. Why is it important to include data security in their work? Find an example of how to set up a school cybersecurity policy and more below. School Cyberattacks On the Rise There’s no sign that digital attacks are slowing
Publish At:2021-06-02 12:47 | Read:1508 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Data Protection Security Services Cyber

Define, Reinforce and Track: Helping Develop Positive Cybersecurity Habits

Getting teams to improve security can be hard work, but it’s an important job that organisations must take seriously to protect an increasingly risky world. For this post, I wanted to explore some ways that an organisation or individual might start building a new security “habit” so that, in time, acting securely becomes automatic.Define itThe first key step
Publish At:2021-04-27 06:52 | Read:2088 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness cybersecurity habit security cyber

6 Cybersecurity Tips for Working from Home

Here at Tripwire, we, like many others, recently surpassed the one-year anniversary of working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020, we have converted kitchens, spare bedrooms and garages into office spaces. Our pets and children have become our coworkers, and companies are reporting a sudden increase in shirt sales as opposed to pant
Publish At:2021-04-20 00:15 | Read:1637 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness Devices Remote working Security Advice Wo

Clean Sweep: A 30-Day Guide to a New Cybersecurity Plan

While the arrival of spring promises better days ahead, enterprises are also facing a cyberthreat landscape filled with both familiar threats and emerging attack vectors. As a result, it’s worth taking stock of current security systems and services to see what’s working, what isn’t and where operations can be improved. But how do businesse
Publish At:2021-04-01 07:10 | Read:1679 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Intelligence & Analytics Cloud Security Security Se

5 Cybersecurity Best Practices For Planning Ahead

Putting best practices in place is the most efficient way to combat cybersecurity threats. But that’s easier said than done, as there are a lot of forces working against our best efforts. The talent shortage looms the largest; there simply aren’t enough qualified cybersecurity experts out there to provide organizations a strong foundation. Witho
Publish At:2021-01-14 19:59 | Read:2369 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Services Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Training Incid

How Working From Home Has Changed Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Some of the most surprising news coming out of 2020 — a year when it seemed like there was a major breaking story every day — is the number of data breaches decreased during the first nine months of the year.  This is the exact opposite of what experts expected. The security concerns as millions of workers moved from on-site to a remote wor
Publish At:2021-01-08 11:53 | Read:2016 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Services Cybersecurity Training Security Awareness

5 Digital Threats to Watch Out for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Widely regarded as the official start to the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are exciting because many retailers announce limited-time sales that promise huge savings to die-hard consumers. Not even the pandemic looks like it will dent consumers’ enthusiasm. In September 2020, for instance, Bloomberg shared research from Deloitte tha
Publish At:2020-11-24 07:32 | Read:2433 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness Black Friday malware Phishing scams cyber

Brand impersonation attacks targeting SMB organizations

IntroductionBuilding and maintaining a brand is an important part of a successful business. Having a recognized brand confers recognition, and if done well, provides a way of developing trust between customers and company. Brand trust and loyalty go hand-in-hand. Research has shown that 80% of US customers look at the trustworthiness of a brand when ma
Publish At:2020-10-21 12:23 | Read:1972 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness

More Effective Security Awareness: 3 Tips for NCSAM

It’s often said that humans are the weakest link in cybersecurity. Indeed, I’d have a hard time arguing that a computer that was sealed in a box, untouched by human hand, poses much of a security risk. But a computer that is unused has no purpose. It behooves security practitioners to get smarter about how we teach people to use those machines so that both h
Publish At:2020-10-21 04:31 | Read:3116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness cyber security culture

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