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Why You Should Celebrate National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Posted by Gretel Egan on Feb 13, 2017 1:57:30 PM

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

Posted by Gretel Egan on Feb 2, 2017 9:17:00 AM

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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A Key Cybersecurity Resolution for 2017: Collaborate More

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 4, 2017 11:41:21 AM

With the turning of a new calendar page comes the tendency to take stock of the prior year and think ahead to how key aspects of business and personal lives might be improved in the coming months. As you ponder your plans for 2017, we encourage you to actively pursue opportunities to collaborate with external and internal entities. And before you write off the suggestion, consider this: Multiple experts state that while legitimate organizations and infosec professionals approach the idea of collaboration with concern and suspicion, cybercriminals have embraced the practice and are using shared intelligence to strengthen their operations and maximize the effectiveness of their attacks.

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Infographic: IoT Security Q&A and Checklist

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 20, 2016 9:47:45 AM

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.

This holiday season, as more and more devices are activated and begin accessing personal and corporate data and systems, it's important to understand the implications of installing and using IoT products. The following Q&A and checklist can help you get a better grasp of the different types of IoT devices that are available in the marketplace and the steps you can take to ensure that your personal and business data are kept as secure as possible as you and your family members utilize this burgeoning technology.

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The Wombat Advantage: Our Free Perks Fuel Your Success

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 6, 2016 9:12:00 AM

With the explosion of the cybersecurity market, there have been many newer entrants into the security awareness training space. There is naturally a lot to consider as you create your short list for employee security awareness training. Price is one of those factors — but there is often more to the bottom line than meets the eye. We know a lot of our competitors can’t match the free benefits that are included with our products. This is an edge that we call the Wombat Advantage.

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