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Security Breach Report: Beyond the Phish Edition

Posted by Gretel Egan on Sep 9, 2016 12:57:18 PM

In honor of our 2016 Beyond the Phish Report, which was released earlier this month, we bring you a Security Breach Report that focuses on recent data and security exposures that originated outside of email attacks.

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Study Shows Need for Cultural Shift, Better Security Awareness Training

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jun 3, 2016 3:57:53 PM

A recently released research report from Experian and Ponemon Institute is a study in contrasts: organizations acknowledging that insider risk continues to be a significant challenge on the cyber security front while at the same time indicating that their employees are not being given the training they need to reduce those risks.

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FBI Hack Proves That People Trump Technology in Cyber Security

Posted by Gretel Egan on Feb 10, 2016 9:01:11 AM

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a secure system was compromised by exploiting a user through social engineering. At this point, we’re all suffering from a bit of “breach fatigue” — but each incident undoubtedly provides the information security community opportunities to learn and improve. It’s critical to capitalize on these teachable moments because security breaches will only increase if the infosec community continues to underinvest in managing end-user risk and insists on looking to technology as the sole source of security controls.

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Vote for Our RSA 2015 Crowdsourced Session

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 19, 2015 2:58:48 PM

Whether or not you’re planning to attend the RSA Conference in San Francisco this coming April, we hope you will vote for our Crowdsourced session, “Will We Ever Take End-User Mistakes Out of the Cyber Security Equation?”, which will be hosted by Wombat President and CEO Joe Ferrara. Crowdsourced sessions are a new addition to the RSA Conference this year, and the 12 final selections will be determined by public vote. You have an unlimited number of votes, and RSA 2015 attendees’ tallies carry twice as much weight.

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Five Cyber Security Resolutions to Keep in 2015

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 8, 2015 8:57:05 AM


Ah, here we are in a fresh, new year. Too bad the problems of 2014 weren’t wiped away with the flip of a new calendar page! This year, make some cyber security resolutions on top of those promises to nix carbs, hit the treadmill, and cut back on Clash of Clans. Let’s count down five relatively simple changes that can help bulk up your security posture during 2015 and beyond:

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