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July 26, 2023
Kevin Mitnick, often referred to as the "world's most notorious hacker," passed away last week at the age of 59. There is no denying the significant impact he had on the cybersecurity community.
July 24, 2023
The US National Cybersecurity Strategy of 2023 is a comprehensive document that outlines the government's approach to securing the nation's digital infrastructure. The strategy is designed to address the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape and the growing threats posed by state and non-state actors.
July 21, 2023
As the threat landscape continues to evolve, it has become more important than ever before to adopt a security awareness training program that works for your company and for your workforce. Security awareness training is no longer an option, it is a necessity. With all the different vendors and training options available, finding the right security awareness vendor can be a daunting task. In this blog post, we will discuss the key factors to consider when selecting a security awareness training vendor.
July 19, 2023
In 2023, the ability to learn and adapt is more important than ever. This is why many organizations are now focusing on creating a culture of learning. But what exactly is a culture of learning, and why is it so important?
July 17, 2023
Cybersecurity is a critical to reducing risk and building trust. And you have to do it for security reporting like SOC2 and ISO 27001. With the ever-increasing use of SaaS applications and a distributed workforce, companies should make sure security awareness topics relevant to how their employees work. Security awareness training is one tool for ensuring that employees are aware of the risks and threats that exist in the digital world. In this post, we will explore the topics that should be covered in security awareness training for modern companies with a distributed workforce and SaaS applications.
July 14, 2023
Phishing is a type of cyber attack that involves tricking individuals into providing sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card information, or personal identification numbers. Phishing attacks can take many forms, and attackers are always coming up with new ways to deceive their victims. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most common types of phishing attacks.
July 12, 2023
Slack is a communication platform that enables teams to collaborate in real-time. One of the key features of Slack is the ability to create channels, which are organized spaces for team members to discuss specific topics. In this blog post, we'll discuss the different ways you can structure your channels and memberships in Slack to optimize your team's communication and collaboration.
July 10, 2023
Cloud Computing Compliance Criteria Catalogue (C5) compliance is a framework for ensuring data transparency and accountability in the cloud. It was developed by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and is widely recognized as a leading standard for cloud security in Europe.
July 6, 2023
Companies strive to enhance their training methodologies to keep pace with the changing dynamics. Traditional methods of disseminating information through lengthy documents or monotonous training sessions are no longer sufficient. Enter ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence language model that can revolutionize the way companies create and deliver custom training lessons based on their policies and procedures. In this blog post, we will explore the potential of leveraging ChatGPT to transform dry company policies into interactive and engaging training materials.
July 3, 2023
Communication has evolved significantly, with various platforms offering innovative ways to connect and collaborate. Among these platforms, Slack has emerged as the popular choice for startup and growth-focused teams, enabling seamless communication and enhancing productivity. A key part of Slack's communication culture is the extensive collection of emojis. In this blog post, we will delve into the realm of Slack emojis, exploring some of the most popular ones and their significance in fostering effective team communication.
June 30, 2023
In the dynamic world of e-learning, the ability to create and deliver online courses efficiently and effectively is crucial. One significant factor that enables seamless integration and interoperability across various e-learning platforms is SCORM, which stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. SCORM has emerged as a widely adopted standard, revolutionizing the way educational content is created, shared, and consumed. This blog post explores the significance of SCORM as a standard in e-learning, its benefits, and its impact on the overall e-learning ecosystem.
June 29, 2023
The healthcare industry relies heavily on technology to store, transmit, and manage sensitive patient information. More so now than ever before. With the increasing risk of data breaches and privacy violations, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to safeguard patients' data and ensure their privacy. HIPAA regulations not only apply to healthcare providers and organizations but also require specific employee training to maintain compliance. In this blog post, we will explore the essential employee training required by HIPAA to protect healthcare data and privacy.
June 28, 2023
As the sun shines and people embrace the joys of summer, it's important to remain vigilant against the ever-present threat of social engineering attacks. Cybercriminals adapt their tactics to take advantage of seasonal trends, making it crucial to stay informed and proactive in protecting ourselves. In this blog post, we'll explore common social engineering attacks that tend to emerge during the summer months, equipping you with the knowledge to safeguard your digital life.
June 26, 2023
Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives for both personal and professional purposes. These pocket-sized devices have revolutionized the way we communicate, work, and access information. One area where smartphones are proving to be particularly beneficial is employee training. The ability to provide training programs on mobile devices offers numerous advantages, empowering employees with any time, anywhere learning opportunities. In this blog post, we will explore the value of employees being able to take training on their smartphones and how it can positively impact both individuals and organizations.
June 23, 2023
In today's rapidly changing digital workplace, organizations face increasing threats to their data and systems. To mitigate these risks, fostering a culture of security awareness among employees is crucial. However, when it comes to implementing an effective security awareness program, organizations often face a choice between two popular approaches: security awareness training and security awareness engagement. In this blog post, we will delve into the key differences between these two strategies and help you determine which one is the best fit for your organization's needs.
June 22, 2023
Smartphones have become a key part of our lives, storing a wealth of personal data and providing access to a myriad of online services. However, this convenience comes with potential risks, as cyber threats and privacy breaches continue to evolve. To secure your valuable data and protect your privacy, it's crucial for end-users to take an active role in managing mobile security. In this blog post, we will explore some essential tips and best practices for end-users to enhance mobile security and enjoy a worry-free digital experience.
June 21, 2023
Safeguarding privacy has become a paramount concern for both individuals and organizations. Companies must prioritize the implementation of policies and procedures to protect sensitive information. However, having well-defined guidelines alone is insufficient. Making sure that employees understand and adhere to these policies requires comprehensive training; this is also a requirement of privacy and data regulations such as HIPAA and GDPR. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of privacy training on company policies and procedures and explore effective strategies for its implementation.
June 20, 2023
Recently, a reported ransomware attack against SaaS app data has garnered significant attention. But why is this a major concern? Our weekly Security Digest Stream digs into why end-users should care about these things and what they can do to prevent new forms of ransomware attacks.
June 19, 2023
In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, businesses rely heavily on efficient and reliable IT infrastructure to remain competitive. This growing dependence has fueled the rise of managed service providers (MSPs), who offer IT support and solutions to organizations. Traditionally, MSPs focused on managing and maintaining clients' technology systems. However, the landscape is evolving and growing increasingly competitive, and MSPs are now recognizing the importance of incorporating training such as security awareness training into their service offerings. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons behind this shift and the benefits it brings to both MSPs and their clients.
June 15, 2023
In a significant departure from the norm, a ransomware group named 0mega managed to execute a successful extortion attack against a company's SharePoint Online environment without having to compromise an endpoint. This innovative modus operandi subverted the traditional ransomware route of endpoint compromise, indicating that we need to shift our cybersecurity perspectives.
June 13, 2023
While the need to update approaches to employee training remains a mandate for learning and development teams, the use of Slack as a productivity and workflow platform has become widespread. Slack can be a powerful extension of an existing LMS or a standalone LMS. Slack channels are a novel approach to assigning, sharing, and engaging with training content. In this blog post, we explore how Slack channels can be used to assign and manage training for employees effectively.
May 26, 2023
Microlearning is a learning approach that breaks down information into bite-sized pieces or small units, making it easier to understand and retain. It's an effective methodology, particularly in our fast-paced digital world, where attention spans are shorter and multitasking is more common. By focusing on one concept at a time, microlearning ensures that learners don't feel overwhelmed, fostering better engagement and comprehension.
May 25, 2023
Cloud computing has transformed the way businesses operate by providing an opportunity for companies to offload IT responsibilities to external service providers. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading player in the industry, provides a broad set of cloud services ranging from computing power to storage and databases. Understanding the shared responsibility model becomes crucial as companies migrate their data and applications to the cloud. This model defines who is responsible for what in the complex world of cloud security and compliance.
May 24, 2023
Many businesses, especially growth-focused startups, have shifted towards Software as a Service (SaaS) applications to streamline operations and increase productivity. While these applications bring numerous advantages, integrating them with sensitive data can expose organizations to various risks. Understanding these risks can help businesses implement the right strategies and safeguards to secure their data effectively.
May 22, 2023
Malware, another name for "malicious software," is a significant threat in today's digital landscape. It encompasses a broad range of programs and files intended to harm or infiltrate computers and networks without the users' consent. While the range of malware attacks has increased over the years, some types remain common and pose a significant risk to both individual users and organizations. This article will explore the most common types of malware attacks, their modes of operation, and their impacts.