Why the threat of phishing can’t be ‘trained away’

The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) connects cybersecurity professionals from all areas. TSC invites SASIG Supporters to share their cybersecurity insights in The Insider. In this piece, we review a report from machine learning email security company Tessian, that opens up the issue of how training and technology should be applied to combat phishing. […]

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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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Reaching parts other information security awareness programmes cannot reach

Show the value of good information security behaviour. The number of people in your Information Security team equals the number of employees in the business. In which case, you may have a lot of people to make aware of good information security behaviour. And while bringing in technology (often at eye-watering cost) reduces risks and […]

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Diary of an IoT hacker: I know what you ate last Sunday

I spy with my little eye, something beginning with ‘R’… 13:31 – Roast potatoes, with chicken, broccoli, carrots – but no gravy. That was John’s first mistake. But not his last. I am sure he is called John, at least that’s what I remember his wife calling him. Watching him cook is like an episode […]

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5 Reasons why your employee engagement campaign failed

Why do employee engagement campaigns fail? Carl Sagan once said, while attempting to slice an apple enough times to locate an individual atom, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Few scientists ever engaged with an audience as effectively as Sagan did. He explained complex ideas […]

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Why do employees avoid reading policies?

To read or not to read, that is the question. So, what is the answer? Well, it often depends on who you ask. For the policymakers and leaders of an organisation, the answer is an emphatic ’read’. But, on asking an employee whether they have read the company policies, the answer is more likely to […]

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