Election Cyber Attack Emphasizes Importance of Employee Training, Network Defense

Insiders remain the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. The recent NSA leak suggests that Russia engaged in cyberattacks, such as spear phishing local government employees, leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a technology media company TechTarget report. If true, this highlights the importance of employee cyber security training and organizational understanding […]

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.

New report underscores importance of cyber-security training

Data from a cyber insurance provider CFC Underwriting shows that a quarter of its claims in 2016 could have been avoided through better staff training on cyber risks. CFC’s research revealed that 27% of SME staff are not being adequately educated about online threats and suggested more thorough training in this area. Read more about the […]

The power of knowledge in the fight against cyber security

Read why Jonathan Martin says that only increased cyber security skills can put up a fight against growing cyber attacks on IT Pro Portal : Not a day goes by without a news story on the topic of cyber security. It’s a subject which dominates digital forums frequented by IT professionals and the national media, rousing […]

Revolutionising the cyber-security skills gap with ‘ethical hacking’

Read why Riaan Van Boom says that it is necessary to prepare for cyber attacks by training staff in ethical hacking on Business Live : Cyber security attacks are inevitable — the threats rising steadily along with increasingly professional cyber-criminal networks and attack vectors. Unfortunately, the security skills needed by organisations to prepare for these […]

Teaching Staff To Respect The Risk Of A Data Breach

Read Karin Ratchinsky’s article about why companies should teach their employees about the data breach risks on Information Security Buzz : Last year was another one characterized by constant, confusing, and highly consequential data breaches. At this point, all organizations need to take this persistent threat seriously. Yet research by the Ponemon Institute reveals that just […]

Why the cyber security skills gap could mean trouble for your business

Read Ben Lobel’s article about how cyber security skills gap could hurt your business on Small Business : In a global study by Indeed of employer demand for cyber security expertise and the numbers of people searching for such roles, Britain’s cyber security skills gap emerged as the second-worst in the world.The study reveals that […]

Security and Technology Literacy Go Hand in Hand

Read why Lori MacVittie says that security and technology literacy go hand in hand on Trip Wire : ‘Twas just the season when millions of unsuspecting consumers unwittingly courted disaster by gorging their digital appetites on gadgets, gizmos, and whiz bangs that delight kids of all ages with their digital magic. Read her full article here.

Growing sophistication of cyber attacks requires defense and employee training

Read why Robin Roenker says that growing sophistication of cyber attacks requires a good employee training strategy on Lane Report : Details of cybersecurity breaches across government, education and industry sectors made headlines – repeatedly – over the past year, with no signs of slowing down. Yet despite the frequent incidence, 66 percent of companies […]