Cyber Risk Aware Blog

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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HSE Could Be a 'Sitting Duck' for a Cyber Attack

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2017 12:51:49 PM / by Stephen Burke posted in Phishing, Ransomware, Staff Awareness

 The content of this article was originally published by Mark O'Regan - Sunday Independent

The HSE could be a 'sitting duck' for a cyberattack unless it radically beefs up security to protect highly sensitive data which may be sold by criminals on the Dark Web.

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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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Q1 - SEC Filing - Phishing Attack

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 7:45:00 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in Staff Awareness, Spear Phishing, Phishing

A sophisticated phishing attack is trying to obtain confidential corporate information by sending spoofed emails claiming to be from the Security and Exchange Commission.

These attacks are targeting lawyers, compliance managers and company officials who file documents with the SEC. Given its coming up to quarter end, raising awareness now is very important.

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Ransomware - The Growing Threat

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2017 7:15:00 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in cyber crime, Phishing, Ransomware, Staff Awareness

Last year saw a large spike in reported cases of ransomware, and industry experts predict a further increase throughout 2017.

Commercial insurers "Beazley" produced a report last month (click here) in which it stated that it had seen the number of attacks quadruple over 2016, with many of these attacks taking place in large institutions such as in the financial, education and healthcare industry.

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Phishing; The root of all evil...

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 6:45:00 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in Phishing, CEO Fraud, Ransomware, Spear Phishing, Staff Awareness, Phish prone

What exactly is Phishing ?

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