Showing posts with label cybersecurity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cybersecurity. Show all posts

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of public Wi-Fi?

According to Politico, an IT company set up various fake Wi-Fi networks around the RNC with names such as “Google Starbucks”, “I vote Trump! free Internet”, and “I vote Hillary! free Internet”. The goal was to see how many people would join the unsecured networks. The answer: 1,200, with 68 percent compromising the information on their devices.

“I use public Wi-Fi all the time,” you say. “After all, wireless data is expensive. What’s the harm in using a public network?”

Watch this video, and then let’s chat about how to discuss this important security issue with your employees.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Why aren’t you training your employees on cyber security?

A recent cyber-security survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute and Experian has some startling results for employers. According to the survey, Managing Insider Risk through Training & Culture [pdf]:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The 10 essential cyber security training issues for your employees

Do you know what the biggest threat is to your company’s cyber security? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not the middle-aged man in yesterday’s John Oliver video.

It’s your employees. Cyber attacks target the weakest link, and more often than not that weak is your employees.

According to CFO magazine, nearly half of all data breaches result from careless employees. Whether it’s an employee using a company-issued laptop on an unsecured wifi network, or an employee losing a password-unprotected iPhone, your employees present the greatest risk to the security of your company’s network and data.

What can you do about it? Train your employees. They need to understand the risk of their carelessness, and the steps they can take to mitigate that risk.

Here are 10 issues about which you should be training your employees right now to limit your company’s cyber exposure.