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Cybersecurity Wins: March 2017

Posted by Kym Harper on Mar 23, 2017 10:20:54 AM

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

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 17, 2017 12:20:04 PM

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).

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 13, 2017 8:25:28 AM

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 to Debut New Awareness Video Campaign Theme at SXSW

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 10, 2017 7:53:48 AM

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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Worst Passwords of 2016: Same Story, Different Year

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 8, 2017 9:05:25 AM

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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