Cyber Risk Aware Blog

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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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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Ransomware Phishing: An Ounce of Prevention

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2017 9:45:11 PM / by Stephen Burke posted in Phish prone, Phishing, Spear Phishing, security awareness training, Ransomware, wannacry, petrwrap

Phishing has been in the news lately, not only because it was the intrusion technique allegedly used by Russian hackers to access U.S. voter registrations, but also because it is becoming more prevalent, especially in the UK.  You only have to look at the recent NHS "Wannacry" and the latest "Petrwrap" ransomware incidents both starting with curious staff opening phishing emails to understand the risks.

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Will Your Employees Take the Bait?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2017 9:13:29 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in CEO Fraud, Phishing, Spear Phishing, security awareness training

Do your employees know enough about phishing? Can they explain what spear phishing is? Do you have a policy in place to help prevent CEO fraud?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no’, then you are not alone. Employees remain the weakest link in the battle against cybercrime and are criminals number one target.

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