Tag: Employee Security Engagement
Why do employees keep falling for phishing scams?
Because cybersecurity inherently refers to the protection placed on one’s digital data, you can be forgiven for not realising the importance of human psychology in cybersecurity. In fact, human psychology is the very reason that employees keep falling for phishing scams, with fraudsters preying on vulnerable personalities for nefarious reasons. For a long time, when […]Read More
Assessing Covid-19’s impact on data breaches and cybersecurity
It is not groundbreaking to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has generated new and unique challenges for every single organisation and the cybersecurity industry. Working from home appears to be the ‘new normal’ and this, along with other pandemic-related changes, will have a massive impact on the types of data breaches we see and the […]Read More
eLearning language: why learning in your native tongue is more effective
Online eLearning courses are most effective when we can increase the chances of employee engagement and information retention. One crucial factor you should consider when formulating a learning and development campaign is the languages your course will be delivered in. Whilst English is spoken as a global language, research shows that learning in your native […]Read More
Apple Passkeys: Is this the end of passwords?
Apple is going in full hog in the battle against passwords with the introduction of passkeys. However, in an unexpected alliance, the willingness of other companies to also eradicate passwords may signal its end … for good! What are Apple Passkeys? This week, during Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple revealed a new login scheme […]Read More
26 and under: How do you engage them in cybersecurity training?
Over the past couple of years, organisations and employees have seen the forced migration of work from office spaces to remote locations. This has led to the development of new programs, services, and tools for employees to continue working efficiently and without issue outside of normal working conditions. Whilst innovative technologies have made it possible […]Read More
How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity?
According to data revealed in Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 21% of data breaches can be traced back to a human error, this was only second to phishing/malware, which sits at 31% of data breaches. Employees continue to make mistakes, with many not realising how damaging and dangerous the ramifications can be for an […]Read More
The GDPR: past, present, and future…
From humble beginnings in May 2018, when a pharmacy in North London was fined £275,000 for carelessly storing documents containing patient data… fast forward to May 2022, where we now see huge fines across most sectors. It is fair to say that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is among the world’s toughest data protection […]Read More
How to encourage effective cybersecurity behaviour changes in the workplace
Behaviour change in cybersecurity is paramount to building a strong security culture in any organisation. It cannot be seen as a one and done project to be truly effective, as continued and targeted behavioural training and development produces the best results. When employees are only given infrequent training, once or twice a year, you are […]Read More
Data classification and its continued importance to data security
Information security is not just a legal requirement, it is necessary to maintain an organisation’s reputation, trust, and profitability. Data classification is and remains a vital aspect of data security for every organisation. Evolving technology results in more ways for data to be created, shared, and stored. And while it may be easier (and cheaper) to […]Read More
The differences between free and paid cybersecurity awareness training
Would you implement free security software organisation wide? No? Then why would you opt for free cybersecurity awareness training? Cybersecurity awareness training must be a staple in the development and learning for employees in each and every single industry. Cyber criminals and hackers are always looking for vulnerabilities and weak points to exploit, regardless of […]Read More