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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.

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Brief, Frequent, Focused™ Security Awareness Training – Why It Works
04/29/2021
Marie White, Founder, CEO & President, Security Mentor.  In 2008, Security Mentor provided security awareness training to our first customers, concurrently we introduced what remains the most effective security awareness training model available –...
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What Are the Cyberthreats and Risks Unique to the Public Sector?
04/20/2021
Dan Lohrmann, CSO & Chief Strategist, Security Mentor.  Public and private sector organizations share many similarities regarding technology and cybersecurity. However, public sector organizations face unique challenges, requirements, and...
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Security Mentor Highly Rated for Security Awareness Training in Gartner’s 2020 'Voice of the Customer' 
03/16/2021
To all of our customers who submitted reviews to Gartner Peer Insights, thank you! Your unvarnished and impartial feedback will be invaluable to others looking for security awareness training. We also use feedback to help mold our products to our...
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Unemployment Fraud: What is it and How Can You Protect Yourself?
01/28/2021
More than $36 billion in fraudulent unemployment benefits has been stolen from state unemployment funds since the United States passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020.
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Holiday Cybersecurity Shopping Tips to Stay Secure  
12/16/2020
Holidays are a prime time for cyber criminals, with increased online shopping, travel, and package delivery, targets are easy pickings. In addition, with the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are shopping online to stay safe during the holiday...
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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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