Security Awareness Blog

Security Mentor Blog – Security awareness news, opinions, and advice from the security awareness training experts at Security Mentor. Get the latest news on how to protect your business against phishing, ransomware and BEC attacks, social engineering, employee security incidents, and insider threats.

Recent Posts

Tips to Improve Your Organization’s Security Culture
11/25/2020
Management guru Peter Drucker is attributed with the well-known saying, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." And while there are hundreds of books and thousands of articles on building great work cultures, not nearly as much is written about...
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Phishing Attacks Are Becoming More Targeted: What Can Be Done?
10/29/2020
The increase in global cyberattacks in 2020 is off the charts! So far, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the number of phishing email attacks is up over 600 percent, according to a recent Barracuda Networks report. 
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Announcing "Security Awareness Training: The Definitive Guide"
10/20/2020
We are very excited to announce "Security Awareness Training: The Definitive Guide" – the one-stop guide for security awareness training for information security professionals.
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Chart Your Course For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
09/25/2020
Another National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is upon us, and the theme for 2020 is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” 
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The Intersection of Fun and Learning 
08/27/2020
One of the  misconceptions about learning and education is the idea that any fun you have is time  taken  away from  ‘proper learning’, and that ‘proper learning’ shouldn’t be fun.     You might be surprised to hear that  the opposite is  actually ...
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3 Reasons Security Awareness Training Is A Must During the Pandemic
08/12/2020
There is no doubt that the global pandemic has disrupted lifestyles with new threats both offline and online. Beyond the Covid-19 virus transmission, online risks have grown with the rapid changes occurring for people, processes and technology. Here...
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Phishing – Bait and Hook in 1 Minute and 22 Seconds Flat
07/15/2020
When it comes to finding security holes in a company's information system, cyber criminals use the path of least resistance that leads to the biggest reward – the employee.  According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, which...
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How to Increase Employee Participation in Security Awareness Training
06/16/2020
As cyber threats continue to grow and online criminals attempt new tactics to trick employees into taking actions that can put sensitive data at risk, employee participation in security awareness training programs is more critical than ever. How can...
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What is Likely Missing From Your Security Awareness Training Program?
05/12/2020
Security awareness training programs are one of the most important tools an organization has to prevent security incidents. With 66% of all data breaches being caused by human error, it is imperative that your organizations security awareness...
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Deploying Successful Phishing Simulation Programs
04/20/2020
Phishing is the one of the ways cyber criminals attack organizations through their employees. However, recently we've seen an explosion of phishing attacks related to the global pandemic. Whether the topic is vaccine and treatment scams, local...
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