Category: Employee Awareness
Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021: Make this year count
Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021 is here. And it’s time to seize the opportunity. As technology continues to advance, the line separating our online lives from our offline, (real) ones becomes more blurred. This has had tremendous positive impacts on our day-to-day lives in so many ways. For example, making things faster, cheaper, and more […]Read More
Christmas 2021 — (we can’t be the first to mention it, surely?!)
Now is the time to plan your festive cybersecurity campaign Just as we thought it safe to look up after Cyber Security Month (CSM), Christmas is waving at us from the horizon. The festive season is a good opportunity to raise awareness among employees and remind them of the importance of cyber-vigilance. After all, looking […]Read More
Is cybersecurity awareness important these days?
Some think technology solves all. But even today safety technology-laden cars need a human with enough roadcraft to make them deliver all they can. Firewalls are becoming more sophisticated and AI integration into cybersecurity is more effective than ever before. But does this mean we can relax, put our feet up and forget about training […]Read More
Build a cybersecurity awareness programme that really works
An effective cybersecurity awareness programme is crucial to the success of CISOs and IT teams. Convincing staff at all levels of the importance of security and the essential proactive steps to take is key to success. But if you’re involved in ensuring the smooth deployment of a cybersecurity awareness programme you will be acutely aware […]Read More
Cyber attack surfaces are expanding
As businesses move to the cloud and digitisation becomes the norm, the role of the CISO becomes even more complex. Constant growth in technology equates to continuously growing cyber attack surfaces. Cybercriminals have more opportunities than ever to launch attacks and find vulnerabilities in places that may not have even existed before. These expanding cyber […]Read More
Phishing — what do cybercriminals know about us?
Our fear, stress and uncertainty lower cyber defences. When you clicked to read this article, you may have assumed we would be exploring the information available on the dark web. Or perhaps we would be looking at statistics on breaches, compromised passwords and scams in 2020. Actually, we are going to explore something far more […]Read More
Owning your digital footprint
Take control before someone else does. Complementing her previous article on the company’s digital footprint, Rachael West explains threats to your personal digital footprint and how you can own and protect it. Have you ever Googled yourself? You may be surprised by what information you can find about yourself just from a simple online search. […]Read More
Owning your company’s digital footprint
Your organisation’s credentials are out there for all to see. Marketing messages, business statements, company information and everything written, posted or downloaded leaves a permanent trace in cyberspace. This is your organisation’s digital footprint. It is your online identity, made up of your unique set of traceable online activities, communications and information. Everything that goes […]Read More
Add festive fun to your awareness campaigns
The festive period is a wonderful time of year for family, friends, goodwill and, of course, presents. And as festive shopping gets into full swing, it’s a thriving time for retailers and consumer businesses. But we’re not the only ones looking forward to Christmas. It’s also a very profitable time for cybercriminals as they target […]Read More
Why do people make mistakes?
TSC’s sister organisation, the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) connects cybersecurity professionals from all areas. We invite SASIG Supporters to share their cybersecurity insights in The Insider. In this piece, we review a report from machine learning email security company Tessian, delving into human error, the reasons why it happens and how to minimise […]Read More