Security awareness is good, but good security culture is better

Read Zeljka Zorz article about why a good security culture works best for any organisation on Help Net Security : As an efficient mechanism to influence employee behavior, security culture is one of the most important, yet most overlooked, aspects of organizational security. “A common flaw in our industry is that awareness trainings will change, i.e. […]

Users Overshare Sensitive Enterprise Data

When it comes to keeping confidential data locked down, it turns out that even employees trained in cybersecurity best practices still don’t always know how to protect sensitive information, according to the Dell End-User Security Survey 2017 released today. Read about the latest Dell End-User Security Survey 2017 released today which reveals that nearly half of the […]

Healthcare leaders crown employee cybersecurity awareness as primary threat concern

Most organizations use a variety of methods to mitigate cybersecurity risks, the survey reveals. Eighty-seven percent employ remote access/secure access controls, 85% use employee security awareness tactics and 75% utilize security counseling services like vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. Read why most healthcare industry leaders are saying that employee awareness remains top threat concern on […]

Level 3: Low awareness and education threaten healthcare cybersecurity

Level 3 Communications found that there are two issues that are posing dangers to healthcare companies’ network security: awareness and education. Read about the new study by Level 3 Communications which found that healthcare sector cyber security is threatened by low level awareness and education on Fierce Telecom.

7 Ways Hackers Target Your Employees

Cybercriminals are testing the strength of your organization’s defensive wall, looking for the one crack they need to launch their attacks. Oftentimes that flaw isn’t a “what,” but a “who.” Read/see the slide show explaining the seven ways in which hackers target your employees on Dark Reading.

Biggest risk to a company’s cyber security is worker complacency

Read why Hannah Kuchler says that biggest risk to any company’s cyber security is worker complacency on FT: Cyber security has been creeping on to agendas of corporate boards across the world, as more directors fear their companies could be the next big victim of a hack attack. The dangers include losing customer data or […]

More than a quarter of SME staff lack cyber threat training

Data from cyber insurance provider CFC Underwriting shows that 38% of its claims in 2016 could have been avoided through better staff education and training on cyber risks Read more about the new report by CFC Underwriting which reveals that 27% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fail to educate staff about cyber threats on Computer Weekly.

Are you liable if hackers steal your employees’ data?

Read Ryan Scharnell’s article whether employers are responsible for their employees data breach on Tulsa World : The question seems to no longer be if your company will be the victim of a data breach, but when. As employers collect and store more of their employees’ personal information, they became potential targets for hackers. Read his full […]

Justifying the Value of Conference Attendance to Your Boss

Read why Jim Nitterauer says that attending Infosec conferences is necessary for IT pros and C-Suite employees on Tripwire : Over the weekend, I became immersed in a discussion on Twitter centered around getting more people involved in InfoSec conferences. Lesley’s initial point led to many great responses relating to the value of attending conferences and the […]

Do Security Pros Need a Single Unifying Platform?

A new study finds that cyber-security professionals want to protect their data with a single unifying platform, rather using piecemeal tools. Despite making heavy investments in security tools, organizations suffer technical challenges in protecting their data. Read/see the slideshow explaining why the security pros need a single unifying platform on CIO Insight.