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Announcing "Security Awareness Training: The Definitive Guide"
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
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 
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 true....
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3 Reasons Security Awareness Training Is A Must During the Pandemic
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
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
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?
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
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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Coronavirus Actions and Risks for Tech and Security Leaders
How are state and local governments responding to COVID-19? Find out with Security Mentor's Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist, as he joined Scott Larsen, CISO at Inova Health System, and Earl Duby, CISO at Lear Corporation, to...
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