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"KRACK Attack – What to Communicate"

Editor’s Note: This blog is a work in progress and will be actively updated as new information is released. It was just announced this morning (Monday, 16 October, 2017) that the encryption in the globally used WPA2 Wi-Fisecurity protocolhas been broken. This standard is the most commonly used encryption standard used by Wi-Fi networks around … Continue reading KRACK Attack – What to Communicate

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"Hey America (and World) GDPR Applies to You To"

In 2003 California rocked the privacy world when it passedCalifornia S.B. 1386. This law stated that any organization that was breached and had the personal data of California residents had to notify those individuals that their data was breached. While the lawwas only passed inCalifornia, the law impacted any organization in the United Statesthat handled … Continue reading Hey America (and World) GDPR Applies to You To

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"The Five Tenets of Cyber Security"

In thetwo day MGT433 Securing the Human course, we start the class bydefining what risk is. Security awareness is nothing more than acontrol to manage human risk. To manage risk, you have to first define it. What stuns me is how often security professionals that have been in this field 5, 10 or even 15 … Continue reading The Five Tenets of Cyber Security

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"October OUCH! Newsletter – Something Special for #CyberAware Month"

OUCH! is a free security awareness newsletter published every month in over 25 languages. Each edition focuses on a specific topic on howanyone can securely make the most of today’stechnology. In the past ten years OUCH! has become the world’s most trusted security awareness newsletter, from personal use at home to the largest organizations in … Continue reading October OUCH! Newsletter – Something Special for #CyberAware Month

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"Are You a NCSAM Champion?"

October is now upon us and National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) has officially kicked off. Organized and sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance for the United States (ENISA runs the program for Europe), one of the best ways to get involved is to become a NCSAM Champion. Becoming a Champion is free, you … Continue reading Are You a NCSAM Champion?

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"Security Champions Program – At the EU #SecAwareSummit"

Editor’s Note: Cassie Clarkis a Security Community Manager for Salesforce. She is one of the speakers for the upcoming Security Awareness Summit 6/7 December in London. Below she gives an overview on her upcomingworkshop on Establishing Security Champions Programs. Have you heard of the employee engagement training programs called Security Champions? Ever considered starting a … Continue reading Security Champions Program – At the EU #SecAwareSummit

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"What's Your Tech-to-Human Security Ratio?"

Ever wonder why somesecurity awareness programs successfullychange and secure human behavior while others fail? One of the most common reasons forfailure isminimal investment. Many organizations are heavily investing in their cyber security programs. The problem is they are stuck in the 1990s focusing only onbits-n-bytes. While technology is where every organization should start, we have … Continue reading What’s Your Tech-to-Human Security Ratio?

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"International Security Awareness Programmes – At the EU #SecAwareSummit"

Editor’s Note: Angela Baudachis a security awareness consultant for DXC Technology. She is one of the speakers for the upcomingSecurity Awareness Summit 6/7 December in London. Below she gives an overview on her upcoming talk on International Awareness Programmes. Have you ever spoken to another person at cross purposes? Especially to a foreigner? Did you … Continue reading International Security Awareness Programmes – At the EU #SecAwareSummit

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"Identity Theft – How to Protect Yourself: List of Resources"

As you might have heard by now, Equifax was hacked and it’s up to you to take steps to protect yourself against identity theft. However, we’re here to help! We’ve collated some information from SANS Security Awareness here to help you get answers quickly. The Economist recently wrote an article on identity theft, utilizing SANS … Continue reading Identity Theft – How to Protect Yourself: List of Resources

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"How to Gain Leadership Support for Your Awareness Program"

I’m finding myself more and more often speaking to senior leaders about human risk. Leaders not only want to better understand how to manage human risk, but why we are facing this growing problem. Attached is a graph I love to use when starting this discussion (feel free to steal and use if it can … Continue reading How to Gain Leadership Support for Your Awareness Program

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