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Cybersecurity Wins: March 2017

Written by Kym Harper

Despite the media tendency to point the finger at “Russian spies” in seemingly every instance of hacking, cybercriminals come from all walks of life and corners of the globe. Thankfully, some are being caught. Here are some refreshing victories from the first few months of 2017.

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Lack of Security Awareness Playing a Key Role in Ransomware Attacks

The CyberEdge Group released its fourth annual Cyberthreat Defense Report earlier this month, and it should come as no surprise that ransomware was a central topic of the study. It should also come as no surprise that the news isn’t very good.

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The Real Bracket Buster? Scammers Who Steal Your Data (and Your Dough).

For fans of NCAA Men’s Basketball, there may be no surer sign of spring than Selection Sunday. Now that the matchups have been (mostly) set, the madness of March can begin — cue the filling out of brackets, the search for this year’s Cinderella teams, and the wondering of whether this will finally be the moment a 16 seed topples a conference favorite (however unlikely that may be).

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Wombat Vlog: Avoiding Tax-Related Phishing Scams

Check out and share our latest vlog post and infographic, in which we offer advice about how to avoid becoming a victim of tax fraud.

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The Real Bracket Buster? Scammers Who Steal Your Data (and Your Dough).

For fans of NCAA Men’s Basketball, there may be no surer sign of spring than Selection Sunday. Now that the matchups have been (mostly) set, the madness of March can begin — cue the filling out of brackets, the search for this year’s Cinderella teams, and the wondering of whether this will finally be the moment a 16 seed topples a conference favorite (however unlikely that may be).

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Worst Passwords of 2016: Same Story, Different Year

Outside of locks and keys (which become more antiquated by the minute), perhaps the most basic of all security safeguards is a password. Unfortunately, it seems that “basic” is as far as many people are going in constructing the passwords that are in place to keep very private — and very valuable — data safe.

We reviewed SplashData’s 2015 edition of its “Worst Passwords List” last year…and it seems not much has changed with its 2016 tallies.

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Infographic: IoT Security Q&A and Checklist

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic for consumers and infosec professionals alike. Our experts have commented about the cybersecurity threats that are on the rise due to the proliferation of IoT devices — but that is certainly not halting the adoption and implementation of these products.

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The Real Bracket Buster? Scammers Who Steal Your Data (and Your Dough).

For fans of NCAA Men’s Basketball, there may be no surer sign of spring than Selection Sunday. Now that the matchups have been (mostly) set, the madness of March can begin — cue the filling out of brackets, the search for this year’s Cinderella teams, and the wondering of whether this will finally be the moment a 16 seed topples a conference favorite (however unlikely that may be).

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Why You Should Celebrate National Clean Out Your Computer Day

National Clean Out Your Computer Day has been recognized on the second Monday in February since 2000. It’s unlikely you’ll find a Hallmark card for it (though I guess you never know), but you should take some time to embrace the practical — and cybersecurity — benefits to reducing your digital footprint.

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What Groundhog Day Can Teach Us About Security Awareness Training

Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania (with Punxsutawney a mere 80 miles up the road from our home town of Pittsburgh), Groundhog Day and its meteorological implications are big news. While many are likely to consider this tradition a bit…unconventional…Groundhog Day folklore was immortalized on film in a movie of the same name. In it, Bill Murray plays a Pittsburgh weatherman who ends up repeating Groundhog Day over and over again while trying to find the key to breaking the cycle.

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Wombat to Debut New Awareness Video Campaign Theme at SXSW

Will you be in Austin, TX, over the coming week to attend SXSW 2017? If so, stop by to see us — and our new Awareness Video Campaign, “Don’t Let Thieves In” — in booth #410 at the Austin Convention Center from March 12 through March 14.

We first announced the addition of Awareness Video Campaigns to our Security Awareness Materials portfolio last month at RSA, where we unveiled our “Great Saves” theme. The terrific response prompted us to expand the offering as soon as possible.

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Awareness Video Campaigns Now Part of Our Security Awareness Training Portfolio

On February 7, we were excited to announce the launch of our new Awareness Video Campaigns, an addition to our Security Awareness Materials portfolio that will help our customers raise awareness and keep cybersecurity top-of-mind for their employees. The videos and their companion posters and images were developed in direct response to an interactive discussion with attendees at our 2016 Wombat Wisdom Security Awareness and Training Conference.

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Where’s Wombat? Look for Us at Top Cybersecurity Events in 2017.

As you plan your travels for 2017, we hope you will consider connecting with us at one or more of the industry events we’ll be attending this year.

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