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 […]

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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 […]

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What are the three main cybersecurity threats you’re facing in 2021?

Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the FBI has noted a fourfold increase in cybersecurity complaints. It’s no surprise. COVID-19 and the resulting shift to remote work have had enormous implications for the world of cybersecurity. For most, it has meant super-accelerated or unplanned cloud migrations and the very swift procurement of IT […]

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Cyber Security Month 2021

Are you ready? Ready for what you may ask? To tackle an increase in phishing emails? To put defences in place against a ransomware attack? To respond to a system breach as a result of a compromised password? Of course you are, so I guess the real question is – are your employees ready to […]

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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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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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3 types of insider threat and what to do about them

Updated 06 October ’20 Many companies take careful measures to protect their critical assets from external risks, but they often remain vulnerable to insider threats. The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) 2020, shows that 70% of cyber attacks were perpetrated by outsiders, such as organised criminal groups. This has remained fairly consistent over […]

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5 ways to improve your high risk users campaign

High risk users (HRUs) hold the critical ‘keys to the kingdom’ of any organisation and, as such, represent a cybersecurity risk that no CISO should overlook. Their privileged credentials make them a prime target. If their details were compromised, they could give a cybercriminal unparalleled access to your company’s most sensitive information. As the cybersecurity […]

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