The new normal. What the old normal should have been?

The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to regroup – four areas to consider. In his fascinating book ‘I’m afraid Debbie from Marketing has left for the day’*, Morten Münster explains that when it comes to decision making, the human brain has two systems: System one: fast, automatic, uncontrolled, subconscious, intuitive System two: slow, reflective, controlled, […]

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Phishing: Big phish, little phish

Landing just one phish can be disastrous. How many times have you heard that it only takes one phishing email to cause damage? That’s because it really does only take one. One email to an employee. One click on a link. One fake website. One password entered. One very happy criminal. What is a ‘typical’ […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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5 security awareness lessons to take away from 2018

What lessons can we learn from the past year and how can they inform our security awareness strategies going forward…?

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