The New Wave of Cybersecurity Awareness Training

The only constant is change. The ongoing effects of COVID-19 have taught us that change is inevitable to survive. One major area that has been affected during COVID-19 is how we interact with employees, and what we need those employees to know right n… Continue reading The New Wave of Cybersecurity Awareness Training

A More Effective Approach to Combating Software Supply Chain Attacks

Software supply chain attacks are not new, although, as we have seen recently, if executed successfully, they can have huge payoffs for sophisticated attackers. Detecting malicious code inserted into a trusted vendor’s security updates is difficult to do at scale. For most organizations, it is impractical given the time required to analyze updates versus the […]

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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. Without a […]

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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 […]

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How a Cybersecurity Training Program Can Recruit From Inside Your Business

The cybersecurity industry is facing a shortage of trained and experienced professionals. Schools, universities and organizations are doing amazing things to encourage the next generation to pursue a cybersecurity career. However, there is still a huge cybersecurity talent shortage. With the right training, this can change. It is clear that organizations require cybersecurity training for […]

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Security Culture: Putting Digital Literacy First in Your Company

Building a security-first culture is as important for cybersecurity as investing in the right tech or creating and enforcing the right policies.  Defense systems cannot provide 100% of the security organizations need as long as individual employees are making decisions about what to click on, who to trust and, at the leadership levels, where and how much […]

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Training Trainers: How IBM Uses Data Breach Simulations to Build Real-World Competency

Threat intelligence and response teams need to be ready to respond to an increasing barrage of risks and changes. To be exact, this is where breach-and-attack-simulation (BAS) comes in. Most groups use BAS platforms to validate security controls against various types of data breaches. Meanwhile, IBM Security saw that it could also be very useful as […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness: 6 Myths And How To Combat Them

National Cybersecurity Awareness month is upon us. And, so is the opportunity to look at what common C-suite misconceptions could be handcuffing security awareness efforts.  As we enter the back half of 2020, now is the time to look at myths and highlight their relevancy in this chaotic year. Which myths are in the modern threat landscape? […]

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Why Employees Aren’t Really “Getting” Your Cybersecurity Training

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Integrating Security Awareness Training Into Employee Onboarding

Training your team on security awareness is an essential part of a successful security program. And, new employee onboarding is an optimal time to introduce your staff to your security best practices. This is in large part due to the fact that they likely won’t know your company’s protocols for secure information nor how to […]

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