Blog Posts Tagged with "Security Awareness"


NATO Offers Cyber Defense Awareness Online Course

July 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence has developed an online Cyber Defence Awareness course that aims to enhance the general user’s awareness of cyber security risks and measures to mitigate those risks. The course may be accessed through the NATO Joint Advanced Distributed Learning portal...

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About Antivirus, Security Awareness, Security Usability...

July 21, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

No matter how many times it's warned against, most Security professionals use themselves and their contemporaries as the basis for what's "right". And as security becomes higher profile with more incidents it really starts looking like instead of having cynical contempt for the users, it's more like plain excuses...

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Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water

July 20, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

You train employees to protect not only from clicking on links or suspect emails, but you also teach them good ethics as well as security hygiene. The cumulative effect will help you secure the environment and in tandem with your technical means, and make it all the better...

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One in Ten Small Businesses Experienced a Data Hack

July 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"While the media is reporting a growing number of high profile data breaches, some small businesses may also be a popular target for hackers because their systems are usually easier to get into and the breach may not be found out for a good few weeks...”

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DHS: Cybersecurity Awareness and the Summer Olympics

July 19, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Hackers frequently take advantage of highly-publicized events and popular news to get users to click on fraudulent links and unknowingly download malware onto their computers, smart phones, tablets, and other wireless devices. To avoid these online scams, it's important to follow these practices...

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Security is Your Responsibility When Using Free Wi-Fi

July 17, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

Free wireless hot spots deliver a high-speed internet connection, but this convenient no hassle access to the internet comes with a lack of security. This doesn't mean you should avoid accessing a free wireless hot spot, it just means you need to be aware of how to protect your device when you do...

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How Hacking Can Kill

July 09, 2012 Added by:Edward Jones

Wherever you are on the internet, there’s often a virus lurking around the digital corner. A hacker will always find a new way of getting your data - and turning it into money. And as we found-out last year, hacking has progressed from threatening our data security to potentially threatening our lives...

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What Does it Take to be Digitally Secure?

July 09, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

It’s no longer possible to deny that your life in the physical world and your digital life are one and the same. While you are present here on the ground, you also exist online, whether you know it or like it or not. Coming to terms with this reality will help you make better decisions in many aspects of your life...

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Should Businesses Be Able to Google Customers?

July 08, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

It should come as no surprise that businesses are taking advantage of the public’s fascination of placing their day-to-day activities on social networking sites. This may seem inappropriate and offensive, and it might be – but for the moment, it’s not illegal. We have only ourselves to blame...

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Password Security: The Main Vein

July 02, 2012 Added by:Ahmed Saleh

Your passwords should be treated as "high sensitive information", and you are responsible for taking the appropriate steps to select and secure this information. Information system users should be aware of the characteristics of weak and strong passwords in order to ensure adequate protection of their information...

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How Do I Protect Myself When Using Wi-Fi?

June 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Today, with criminal hackers as sophisticated as ever, if you are using an open unsecured network on your mobile device, you risk exposing your data. There are many ways for hackers to see who’s connected on a wireless connection, and to gain access to your information...

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Talking to Your Management Rationally About Malware

June 28, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Malware with comparisons to Stuxnet are all the rage these days. Much of what is in the media is either hysteria, hype, confusion or outright wrong. As an infosec practitioner, your job is to explain to folks in a rational way about the trends and topics in the news carefully, truthfully, and rationally...

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Dangers of Scanning QR Codes: Interview with Eric Mikulas

June 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Consumers make the mistake of trusting unreadable QR codes (unreadable by humans) that could really take a person anywhere. With all the vulnerabilities that are discovered on a regular basis with smart phones, it is only a matter of time until we see an explosion in malware for mobile platforms...

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Request for Information: Social Engineering Using Social Media

June 25, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

We’ve been saying for years that the human element is the weakest link in cybersecurity. Kevin Mitnick (out of prison now and doing well) was an extremely talented hacker but what set him apart was his research into potential victims and then having the audacity to social engineer them...

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Social Media Security: What Parents Should Worry About

June 21, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

There’s no shortage of cautionary tales about social media risks for children. They’re all over the news. In a recent Harris Interactive poll, parents said their top concerns included sexual predators, cyberbullying and a desire to monitor their children’s activities online and on mobile phones...

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Seventeen Percent of PCs Are Overtly Exposed

June 21, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you are part of the 17% without security software installed, listen up: there are millions of viruses out there that will ravage your PC to death. Some can make your PC completely inoperable, while others allow criminals to control your PC remotely, making it part of a botnet, used for nefarious ends...

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