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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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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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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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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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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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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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