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GAMIFICATION:  Trigger “HAPPY” Chemicals with Your Cyber Security Training Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2019 8:47:35 AM / by Jennifer Nwaigwe M posted in Staff Awareness, securty awareness training, Cyber Risk as a Human Risk, gamification

If you have ever filled out a complete profile on LinkedIn (because you wanted to reach that 100% on the profile completeness) or finished a never-ending survey because you were promised a prize at the end, you’ve been gamified.

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Cyber Security Awareness Training - A Must for Educational Institutions

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2019 4:59:34 PM / by Jennifer Nwaigwe M posted in Phishing, Spear Phishing, security awareness training, Cyber Risk as a Human Risk, Security Compliance

In our data-driven world, most organizations are at least partially dependent on a measure of electronic storage and networking. Perhaps out of experience, large organizations are generally aware of the need for effective cyber security frameworks including firewalls, access and awareness training, and anti-malware systems. Educational institutions, however, tend to be somewhat behind the curve, when it comes to tightly securing their data-verse. Recently, ethical hackers while testing the security of university networks discovered that they were able to successfully breach networks in less than 2 hours by using spear-phishing attacks to gain access to sensitive information. Well over 50 universities across the UK were a part of the test and in almost every case, testers were able to acquire domain-level administrator access used to control systems and gain complete unauthorized access to system information.

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