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Risk Management

Verizon’s 2017 DBIR Shows Phishing Is Still a Big Factor in Data Breaches

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 9, 2017 11:56:17 AM

The recently released 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is Verizon’s tenth look at real-world security events that are impacting organizations around the globe.* We again contributed to this report, and looked forward to seeing what this year’s study would reveal about the state of data security.

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Webinar: Evidence That Changing User Behaviors Reduces Cybersecurity Risks

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 5, 2017 12:42:19 PM

There should be no question in your mind that your end users’ behaviors are feeding into to your organization’s level of cybersecurity risk. But perhaps you’ve questioned whether security awareness training can truly move the dial on end-user risk reduction.

Question no more.

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Wombat Vlog: Identity Theft Protection and PII Security

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 13, 2017 8:05:00 AM

In this first segment of a multi-part series about identity theft protection, we explain how pieces of personally identifiable information (PII) can be used by social engineers and scam artists, and why all types of PII need to be safeguarded.

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Security Awareness: Four Topics End Users Are Struggling to Understand

Posted by Kym Harper on Apr 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There’s no doubt about it – phishing plays a key role in today’s growing threat landscape. Our annual State of the Phish Report looks at data around tens of millions of simulated phishing emails sent over a one-year period, as well as a survey of infosec professionals and end users to gain a better idea of what the impact and understanding of phishing is today. And the results illustrate that phishing is still a primary attack vector, with 76% of respondents reporting their organization had been victimized by a phishing attack in 2016.

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Q4 Phishing Report Shows Mixed Bag of Trends, a Need for Diverse Training

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 7, 2017 9:22:32 AM

Though the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG’s) headline statement in its Q4 Phishing Activity Trends Report was about the record-shattering number of reported phishing attacks during 2016, there were also some interesting downward trends noted in the data.

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