Don’t be Vulnerable to Vishing – Identify and Mitigate Risk

Vishing

In this post, you’ll learn why vishing is successful and what you can do to mitigate the risk of being vished. Vishing is a form of social engineering. Much like phishing, it can be used to manipulate people into giving away usernames, passwords and sometimes bank details. Vishing: Exploitation by voice commands Vishing is the […]

Top Methods to Help Staff Retain Security Awareness Training

Methods to Help Staff Retain Security Awareness Training

A security awareness programme can only be successful if employees retain information and skills to use in everyday work activities. Let’s be honest, we are all just one click away from a security breach. That is why we implement awareness training in the first place, right?  To measure the success and effectiveness of your programme you’ll need to not only track the completion of computer-based training but staff’s behavioural change. And this […]

Why Information Security Awareness Training is Important

a young male using the eRiskology Information Security Awareness elearning portal

Good information security awareness training can turn your workforce into the strongest line of defence instead of the ‘weakest link’.  Around 70 – 80% of all breaches can be attributed to the human element, yet companies often focus their resource of software-based security solutions. Where do we start? If you haven’t already found our post […]

ONE PRIVACY ‘CLUSTERZUCK’ AFTER ANOTHER.

A picture of Mark Zuckerberg with graffiti over it to look like a vampire. He has a bag of blood next to him what has the label "Personal Data"

If some weird decree came into force that dictated you could only write data privacy related blog posts about one company, then the company I would choose, hands down, every time would be Facebook. This time they’ve been caught out storing our passwords in plain text format and they’ve been doing it in the 100s […]

What’s the difference between Information Security and Cyber Security?

“Ah you want the Security Department, this is the Department of Security” I saw a headline the other day, the basic premise of which was suggesting that IT should take full responsibility for cyber security, removing the onus of it from users, thus allowing creatives to be more, well, creative. To be honest, I didn’t […]

Don’t Go Chasing Information Security Unicorns

You may have noticed that unicorns are in the news a lot of late. Often, they are referred to in relation to Theresa May’s obviously unachievable Brexit ambitions but these are not the only unicorns in the, erm.. unicorn stable. In fact, they come in many different guises: There are the blockchain unicorns – fantastical […]

How To Increase InfoSec Awareness With Content Dispatches [Infographic]

In this landscape, keeping your staff engaged is key to creating and maintaining a culture of information security awareness. The key is giving them a constant ‘drip-feed’ of illumination in the form of bite-sized multi-media dispatches. Here’s an infographic to show you how Now that we have shown you the key to how we keep your staff engaged […]

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