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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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Webinar on Employee Cybersecurity in Hybrid Offices
Watch or listen to moderator Dan Lohrmann and a panel of global cybersecurity experts during a recent panel discussion on the new cybersecurity normal for 2022 and the most effective approaches for employee security awareness training in hybrid...
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Time to Rethink Security Awareness Training - Free Download
We are very excited to announce "Security Awareness Training: The Definitive Guide eBook" – the one-stop guide on security awareness training for information security professionals.
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Security Awareness Training Statistics & Trends: 2020–2021 Edition Announcement
Looking for the latest cybersecurity statistics and trends related to the human element? We are pleased to announce that our new "Cybersecurity & Security Awareness Training Trends & Statistics: 2020−2021" resource is now live.
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Brief, Frequent, Focused™ Security Awareness Training – Why It Works
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?
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 constraints...
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Security Mentor Highly Rated for Security Awareness Training in Gartner’s 2020 'Voice of the Customer' 
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?
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  
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
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?
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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