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How to Keep Data Safe When Working Remotely

By: Robbie Morris on Feb 19, 2019 8:55:23 AM

Businesses are big winners when it comes to remote workforces. On top of better morale, and reduced turnover rates, remote employees are roughly 25 percent more productive than their office colleagues. But there are drawbacks.

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Topics: cybersecurity, webinar, remote, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Email Provides a Gateway to Security Compromise

By: Will Enochs on Feb 12, 2019 11:57:44 AM
Businesses and employees have a love/hate relationship with email. It is the main pipeline of business communication, a huge profit center for marketing departments, and acts as a digital filing cabinet both personally and professionally for millions of internet users. Some would consider it a consuming nemesis - never-ending and following them everywhere they go.
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Topics: email, cybersecurity, webinar, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

How to Spot a Phishing Attack

By: C Spire Staff on Feb 7, 2019 6:53:00 PM

"Phishing” is the act of using email to deceive someone into providing personal/financial information or downloading a piece of malicious software. Simply put, phishing is an easy, cheap, and effective defrauding method.

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Topics: Business Tech, Security, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Supply Chain Attacks Exploit Relationships With Third-Party Vendors

By: Nick VanGilder on Nov 27, 2018 10:34:14 AM

It's undeniable that cloud computing and outsourcing have resulted in better margins and higher profits for businesses over the past 10 years. However, data breaches have continued to plague companies around the globe with no end in immediate sight. This begs the obvious question: Could there be some relation between the two?

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Topics: Cloud, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

8 Tips to Stop Password Hackers

By: Christina Southern on Oct 23, 2018 4:35:00 AM

Passwords do not receive the respect they deserve as a first line of defense against threats. Roughly 60 percent of confirmed data breaches involve weak, stolen, or default passwords. Most businesses provide little to no training for employees around selecting secure passwords, so it's no surprise that "123456", "password", "qwerty", and "Star Wars" are commonly used.

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Topics: hacking, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Social Engineering: Low-Tech Hacking on the Rise

By: Christina Southern on Aug 13, 2018 7:22:00 AM

The Threat That Tech Can’t Stop

Your phone rings at work. The caller says he is from your IT helpdesk, and they need some information from you to wrap up a project that affects you. He asks for some information, and it seems legitimate enough, so you give it to him. Believe it or not, you’ve just fallen victim to a type of cybercrime called social engineering, also known as the “low-tech hack.”

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Topics: Industry News, Security, Cybersecurity Awareness Training


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