That firewall or antivirus won’t mean much if your users are tricked into clicking on a malicious link they think came from a Facebook friend or LinkedIn connection. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organisation and your users. Social engineering is essentially the art of gaining access to buildings, systems or data … Continue reading SOCIAL ENGINEERING 101
Colin Bertram Are you utilising cloud computing technologies? Is your firm considering the cloud? Concerned about security? You should be – but don’t let this stop you! Cloud providers generally follow one of three service models, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS). Under the Infrastructure … Continue reading Cloud security
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
Introduction All organisations today rely heavily on the internet, information systems, communications systems and collaboration in business, investing significantly in these resources to compete in today’s global marketplace. This investment in these, however, exposes organisations to risks and threats that can result in major losses such as financial, intellectual property, customers and reputation. To protect … Continue reading Security Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviour Program Overview
Let’s admit it, we all live in the digital age, no matter what you do or who you work for, information, and communications are an integral part of our lives and successes of our economy. Emails keep your company connected; important charts, data and figures keep your projects competitive. In the wrong hands, however, all … Continue reading Do you have a comprehensive security awareness program?