Items Tagged with "Security Awareness"


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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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Not So Tweet and Innocent: Social Networking Security Webinar

June 19, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

In conjunction with the National PTA Convention, Tim Woda will present about the specific risks plaguing parents and ways to mitigate their concerns. Matt Cullina will unveil findings from a Harris Interactive survey of parents about their child’s social networking habits and what issues cause them the most fear...

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June is National Internet Safety Month

June 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Considering how critical Internet access is to our daily lives, we want all Internet users to understand that they have a shared responsibility in protecting themselves online and that safer practices online help protect everyone"...

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Security?

June 18, 2012 Added by:Lee Munson

People who are in the computer security business are using too many scare tactics. Instead of informing the customer properly they are trying to scare them into using the company’s products. That is never a good thing and it is the reason why we have so much of a backlash going on now...

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Cyber Criminals Hiding Behind Travel Emails

June 17, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Cyber criminals love to be where the action is, and they know this is a peak travel season, so they have found the perfect hiding place: Travel confirmations. They realize that more people are booking travel online and receiving their travel confirmations via email...

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Better Passwords Don't Make Us Secure: Best Practices Advice

June 14, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

On today's Internet, it's not about better passwords, because passwords are another weak, vulnerable form of authentication. You can make it longer, more complex... whatever, but it doesn't change the fact that it's still weak and vulnerable. Practice safe computing and at least you will lower your risk...

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Mobiles and Phishing – Why They're More Dangerous

June 14, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

SMiShing is a version of phishing in which scammers send text messages. The best protection from this scam is awareness. Once you understand how it works, you are better positioned to recognize mobile phishing, and how to avoid clicking links within emails or text messages and otherwise responding to such ruses...

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The FBI's Most Wanted Cyber Criminals

June 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

While the objective of criminal elements largely remains the same, the ubiquity of the digital systems that pervade every aspect of our culture present a new set of challenges for law enforcement, and new breed of criminal. The following are the Federal Bureau of Investigations "most wanted" cyber crooks...

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Analysis of Passwords Dumped from LinkedIn

June 11, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

People put a lot of personal information on LinkedIn - their education and job experience, along with the groups that they belong to - treasure trove of information to Social Engineers. Of all the online social sites, LinkedIn users should really choose a long complex password to secure their account...

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How and Why to Alert Your Employees of the LinkedIn Breach

June 07, 2012 Added by:Jason Clark

Cyber security teams should send out an employee alert explaining why LinkedIn passwords need to be changed and best practices for doing so. You may not have direct IT control over individual LinkedIn accounts, but your communication may alleviate social engineering attacks on employees and your network...

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Security Awareness Training for Employees

June 07, 2012

Security awareness training can be a bit dull and boring, so we commonly try to come up with ways on how to make it a more engaging topic for our audience. But do we end up patronizing them with gimmicks and child-like messages?

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Should You Be Worried About the LinkedIn Breach?

June 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

People who rely on LinkedIn for professional networking keep a wealth of information stored on their profile pages. With news of a possible data breach exposing 6.5 million user passwords, LinkedIn users need to take steps to protect their personal data. Here are five tips we recommend you follow...

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Google's Worst Security Idea Ever

June 06, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Google announced that it will notify a subset of its Gmail customers if they're the victim of a State-sponsored attack. Google's advice is FUD-inducing for people who aren't targets and insufficient for those who are. I have to wonder what Google was thinking when it created this awful program...

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EU-US Cybersecurity Awareness Meeting in Brussels

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The event is organized by the European Commission in co-operation with ENISA and the US Department of Homeland Security. The objective of the event is to bring intermediaries together in order to establish a reinforcing momentum in awareness raising and dissemination effort on topics pertaining to information security...

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