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 […]

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Simulation training in cybersecurity: scenario-based training is crucial to behaviour change 

What better method is there to train your employees for the cyber risks they face every day than cybersecurity simulation training?  Simulated training based on potential scenarios accurately emulates real world IT threats and pitfalls, whilst testing how your employees – and your organisation as a whole – deal with and report cyberattacks. When we […]

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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 […]

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Your digital footprint reveals more than you realise post-pandemic 

Everything we do leaves an online digital footprint, both intentionally and unintentionally. The online data we generate can tell interested third parties a lot about an individual and can lead to targeted actions towards you, such as specific social media ads and, more nefariously, social engineering attacks.  Today, your digital data includes things such as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cybersecurity in the Metaverse: Part 2

In last month’s edition of The Insider, TSC took a deep dive into the metaverse and the various cybersecurity issues every single organisation needs to consider when using the platform. This is cybersecurity in the metaverse: Part 2. The metaverse is a massive technological leap and with it comes innovative new attack vectors. As a result, […]

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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 […]

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There’s a new phish in the sea…

The never ending challenge… We all know that an ongoing challenge is to get all employees to ‘stop and think’ before following a link in an email or social media post, or indeed to pause before proceeding to download documents contained within an unexpected email. In our threat seascape, these are the equivalent of common […]

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The evolution of cybersecurity threats and risks

The increase in the number and diversity of cybersecurity threats and risks is never-ending. History suggests the situation won’t get any better. Ever-present danger Whether you work remotely, are connected to your team by the cloud, or you’re a grandparent who uses a smartphone to stay connected to the family, cybersecurity will be on your […]

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