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Here’s how to defend yourself online

Online attacks and scams are surging and growing more sophisticated, conning thousands of people and companies out of millions of dollars. How to detect and avoid online scams Digital technology, social media and email have changed the world in the way we all communicate as it provides such great access to people and such detailed...
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A habitually funny story.

I was running a security awareness training session for some executives of one of our customers recently, when I put up on the projector, a sample phishing email. I asked the room to identify the errors within the email that would suggest it was a malicious phishing email. To the credit of the executives within...
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Shadow IT Risks, and How to Mitigate Them

Let’s assume that you decide to do some extra work at home. You build a database to address a company issue, put company data, customer information or just some innocuous information on your personal device to be more efficient at work. Maybe you even upload it into Google Drive or Dropbox for easier accessibility. This...
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5 types of Insider Threats

Insider breaches — those caused by employees and leaders within an organization — are among the costliest and hardest to detect of all data breaches. Two-thirds of total data records compromised in 2017 were the result of inadvertent insiders, according to the “2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index,” and insider threats are the cause of 60...
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Building a better security culture

Everyone knows how crucial security is and how it must be embedded into everything an organisation does. A simple glance at the news provides details on the data breach of the day tied to an application security vulnerability. Take a stroll to the Information Security department and you’ll hear about the latest blunder an employee...
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Addressing Human Risk

Addressing human risk, compliance and appropriate controls isn’t as easy as just doing some email phishing, some training and then some more phishing. Many companies undertake these components, or maybe even add in some face to face training, but they never really achieve their objectives of reducing human risk, implementing suitable controls and being able...
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Why do a Vendor Management Program

Protecting critical data does not stop at securing the devices on your network or even the employees of your company. In an increasingly complex environment, it extends beyond an organisation’s walls to the systems and networks of its ecosystem of third-party vendors. It’s why Vendor Management Programs need to consider cyber security! According to a...
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