Security training and awareness must focus on risk scenarios that include the human element. The 2017 Verizon’s Data Breach Digest found that 90 percent of data-loss incidents have a phishing or social engineering component.
Hi, It’s Your Bank Calling. You receive a call and it’s a local number or it’s the phone number of your bank, should you answer it or let go to voicemail?
This month marks the 15 year anniversary of Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States, and it is an important time to remember the systems we protect as well as the social systems that affect them.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly showing up in all facets of daily life and collecting personally identifiable information (PII) in massive quantities. From smart home thermostats to one-click purchasing, IoT devices collect PII to personalize experiences for consumers. In an increasingly digital and connected world, unprecedented immersion into environments of convenience, knowledge, and accessibility has become the norm. […]
Information Security, How Well is it Being Used to Protect Our Children at School? August and September are ordinary months to some, but to others they are a time of mixed emotions. It’s the start of another school year.
How Are Your Communication Skills? Everyone enjoys having good friends, an exciting job, and even a great partner in life. If you don’t have communication, none of those would exist and if good communication doesn’t exist, then any of those things will likely be hard to sustain.
The recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal put a spotlight on the nebulous world of data brokers and data mining. As you shop, browse the Internet, participate in a quiz, subscribe to a magazine, fill a prescription, or network on social media, data brokers are hovering in the background, stealthily collecting your personal information. In the […]
How Being Vulnerable in Security isn’t Always a Bad Thing. As a social engineer, how do we protect people and still trust people ourselves? How do we balance building relationships quickly for engagements, and building real relationships in our lives?