Companies experiencing a cyberattack certainly are not thinking about fun when they deal with the results. There’s a good chance that the breach happened because security awareness wasn’t a focus for an employee who simply clicked the wrong link or accessed the wrong website. Employees need to be educated about cyber risks, but training can … Continue reading Should security awareness be fun?
One of the most fatal mistakes an organization can make is thinking cyber attackers are the same caliber of criminal as the juvenile delinquents shoplifting and asking for cigarettes at the local mall. Sure, some hackers are just as pathetic, but these aren’t the ones your business (should) need to worry about. With this in … Continue reading Third party hacking
Ransomware is surprisingly big business, and big businesses are ruthlessly efficient at getting what they want. Some criminal outfits have even reached a scale where they can employ surprisingly efficient customer service operatives to field user queries, just like legitimate businesses. But there’s more to getting payment than having assistance on tap, and a new … Continue reading Ransomware manipulates your brain to pay up.
“We are currently using a number of different solutions and vendors for security products and training… I’m not sure what else can be done?” That’s often what I hear from IT professionals at potential clients. The tone is usually desperate as despite all the investment in the latest and greatest technologies and the “once a … Continue reading Psychology and Security
When we want to share our family vacation pics or an amazing dinner we’re about to eat, to catch up on what’s going on with friends and family, to see what’s happening in the news, or have discussions on different topics, where do we go for all that? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and other … Continue reading Social Media Engineering
Human beings are complex creatures of habit. We do the things we do, by and large, because that’s the way that we’ve always done them. The same can be said of cultures in our society and even in the organisations for which we work. In terms of long-term business viability, culture is everything — especially … Continue reading Security Culture