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CCPA and privacy concerns are shaping the future of cybersecurity careers

September 20, 2019
By: Maeve Ryan
The way people view online privacy is rapidly evolving. That shift has changed the way organizations of all sizes view privacy, and what they’re looking for when hiring cybersecurity professionals.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Model response to cyber attack, Ecuador data leak, whistleblower phishing site

September 20, 2019
By: Sam Fay
Arizona schools demonstrate the model response to a malware attack. A marketing analytics company leaks deep profiles of the entire Ecuador population. A new phishing attack targets the whistleblower submission site for The Guardian. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

7 myths about election security — debunked

September 18, 2019
By: Tyler Schultz
It takes everyone involved in the voting process to watch for suspicious activity and adhere to cybersecurity best practices to prevent interference in the upcoming elections. In this post, we debunk seven common myths about election security and provide actionable tips to pass along to poll workers and volunteers.

The ROI of security awareness training

September 17, 2019
By: Tyler Schultz
With many organizations facing understaffed IT and security departments with limited time and budget, it’s smart to ask, “Do the benefits of security awareness training outweigh the costs?” In this post, we show you how to calculate the ROI of security awareness training at your organization.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Phishing attack sniffed out, facial recognition ban, more ransomware

September 13, 2019
By: Sam Fay
Philadelphia law firms fend off phishing attacks involving fake clients. California follows San Francisco by passing a statewide bill to ban police use of facial recognition. Ransomware cripples multiple organizations, including Rockford, IL, public schools and Entercom Communications. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Ransomware denial, addressing the gender skills gap, audio deepfakes

September 9, 2019
By: Sam Fay
A Massachusetts city declines a $5.3 million ransomware demand, opting to restore from backup instead. An Irish staffing company works to close the cybersecurity skills gap for migrant women. The first known case of successful financial scamming via audio deepfakes. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Worm eradication, Instagram hack demonstration, massive iPhone hack

September 4, 2019
By: Sam Fay
French police remove the Retadup worm from 850,000 PCs with the help of Avast. A white hat hacker demonstrated how to hack over one million Instagram accounts. A slew of security incidents and breaches, including Foxit PDF reader, DDS Safe and Apple’s iPhone. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month made easy

August 27, 2019
By: Tyler Schultz
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is fast approaching! Use our NCSAM Toolkit including themed posters, infographics and articles to make this October the best National Cybersecurity Awareness Month yet. Our resources are relatable, conversation and (dare I say) fun!

Should repeat offenders be sent to maximum security?

July 29, 2019
By: Lisa Plaggemier
If you listen regularly to the repeat offender buzz, eventually you’ll hear from those who believe disciplinary actions are the best response. In my current role working for a security education provider, I’m in frequent contact with a remarkable community of peers from other companies. We all agree on the best thing to do with repeat offenders: help them.

How to build security awareness & training to NIST standards

June 10, 2019
By: Tyler Schultz
Review NIST’s cybersecurity training resources and guidelines and explore how you can use Infosec IQ to not only follow NIST recommendations, but also prepare your workforce for the cybersecurity threats they face.

Scholarship finalist: Kevin Wolf went from accountant to cybersecurity officer

June 10, 2019
By: Maeve Ryan
Infosec military scholarship finalist Kevin Wolf didn’t follow a straightforward career path to cybersecurity. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business finance, Wolf worked as a medical operations officer. This led to a job with the Army National Guard Defensive Cyber Operations Element (DCOE) as an information security analyst.

If your employees aren’t learning from your security training, are you really teaching?

May 3, 2019
By: Tyler Schultz
Delivering the information your employees need to stay cybersecure doesn’t guarantee they will retain the knowledge or adopt good security habits. If your employees aren’t learning, how can you improve your teaching? What can you do to engage employees, inspire them to change their behavior and, ultimately, keep your organization secure?

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