Cyber Risk Aware Blog

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 Phishing Simulation, security awareness training

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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Ransomware Prevention!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2017 12:41:13 PM / by Stephen Burke posted in CyberCrime, Phishing, Ransomware, Data Protection, Phishing Simulation, securty awareness training

A widespread cyber attack has been coming folks, and many security professionals are attempting to increase awareness for staff and companies.

Two days ago I shared an article from AIG that stated "systemic cyber attacks" were expected this year across several sectors, including healthcare.

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Cyber Crime - Not Just an IT Issue

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in Spear Phishing, Ransomware, Phishing Simulation, snapchat spear phish, securty awareness training

A new British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey of over 1,200 companies (96% SMEs) reveals cyber-criminal attacks occurred on one in five UK firms over the last year.  

Despite the very real threat this poses to businesses, the majority (63%) rely on IT providers to resolve any issues.

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Spear Phishing and the Threat to Staff

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2017 10:59:38 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in Spear Phishing, Staff Awareness, Phishing Simulation, Security awareness

Most of us would like to think we are cyber aware and know better than to respond to a phishing email from our bank, asking us for account details, passwords and other personal details. But what happens in your organisation if the email and links appear to come from a trusted sender, or a known person in authority?

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