Cyber Risk Aware Blog

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online This Christmas

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2018 6:52:05 PM / by Stephen Burke posted in Child Online Safety, Security for Parents

 

 

Recently, I received a call from a close relative asking if I could offer some practical advice on how he and his wife could protect their young children whilst on the internet or devices.

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Tis the Season To Stay Safe Online!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 10:09:47 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in smishing, Phishing, securty awareness training

It is true that with the onset of the holiday shopping season there is a dramatic up-tick in activity in both the eCommerce world and the cybercriminal.   Black Friday and Cyber Monday have now become international shopping events and they are no longer one weekend but seem to go on for three to four weeks.  So, with consumers seeing increases in offers, promotions and coupons coming out in emails or SMS messages (SMiShing is the growing threat) as well as all those order confirmations, payment requests and shipping messages there are rich pickings for the cybercriminal who wants to swim in tide of communications hoping to de-fraud some unsuspecting consumers.

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The Background and Evolution of Phishing

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2018 11:46:00 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in smishing, phishing email, Phishing Simulation, Security awareness

 

Mimecast have just released a new report which reveals an 80% increase in impersonation or Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.

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Introducing Smishing the latest addition to the CRA Platform

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Lhanang posted in phishing email, security awareness training, Phishing Simulation

Information Security and SMiShing :

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Phishing Template Upgrade - Introducing New Sophistication Rankings

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 8:44:21 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in phishing email, Phishing Simulation, Phishing

Getting to know the new lure sophistication classifications, and how they can help your next campaign.

 

In 2017, Symantec reported that phishing rates had increased across most industries and organisation sizes. News sites consistently report on the biggest and scariest malware attacks and data breaches, and then ultimately attribute the increased susceptibility to one of many new phishing trends. But what in fact constitutes a highly-sophisticated phishing message? And how can this knowledge help you strategically plan and execute your next test campaigns.

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The Importance of Benchmarking your Security Awareness Training Programme for Risk & Compliance Reasons.

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2018 12:37:00 PM / by Julie Lhanang posted in security awareness training, Phishing Simulation, GDPR, Staff Awareness

A company’s staff is the greatest untapped resource in the fight against cybercrime. Although research has shown that in 90% of successful cyber-attacks or more, there is an element of human fallibility involved, what those studies fail to mention is that a trained and vigilant staff could become the greatest barrier of defence against attack types: such as trojans, viruses, ransomware, and other electronic security threats.

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Top 10 Most Common Cyber Security Awareness Training Programme Mistakes (and how to fix them)

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in security awareness training, Phishing Simulation

Cyber-security education and awareness programs are an indispensable part of a balanced corporate security strategy. These programs equip staff with the tools that they need to be part of an overall security solution.

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The Benefits of Security Training in Your Organisation. Why you should build a Human Firewall.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2018 3:23:22 PM / by Stephen Burke

As the latest data shows, billions are being lost to cyber-crime each year. The story behind the data is that human error is responsible for 95% of cyber-crime events. By proactively training your staff on IT security strategies, you can take a great step forward in protecting your organisation and safeguarding your data. In this latest post, we’ll highlight the value of creating this human firewall within your organization.

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5 Best Practices for Your Security Awareness Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Stephen Burke

Implementing a security awareness training program may seem like a big challenge, particularly in an organisation which has never utilised such training before. There are many potential topics to cover and numerous ways to cover the topics.

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6 Factors for Evaluating Your Employee’s Knowledge of Cyber-Threats

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 2, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Stephen Burke

A security awareness training program is only as good as the level of knowledge retention it creates. You need to run cyber knowledge assessments to test your workforce's knowledge both before and after training, to gauge how successful your training efforts have been.

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