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Five social engineering tricks and tactics employees still fall for

You’ve trained them. You’ve deployed simulated phishing tests. You’ve reminded your employees countless times with posters and games and emails about avoiding phishing scams. Still, they keep falling for the same ploys they’ve been...

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Awareness training: How much is too much?

The goal of security awareness training is to help employees recognize and avoid security risks. The key, experts say, is to make them skeptical but not operate in a “constant state of distrust.”

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Is your security awareness training program working?

The metrics to use to determine where to make improvements in security awareness training

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New tech can help catch spearphishing attacks

Highly-targeted spearphishing attacks slip past spam and anti-virus filters, but new approaches that look for more subtle patterns can help reduce the threat

Report: Only 3 percent of U.S. companies pay attackers after ransomware infections

Almost half of all companies have been the victims of a ransomware attack during the past 12 months, but 97 percent of affected U.S. companies did not pay the ransom, according to a new report.

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7 reasons to gamify your cybersecurity strategy

Thanks to gamification, organizations are finding new ways to educate employees on the importance of cybersecurity, through gaming elements like one-on-one competitions, rewards programs and more.

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10 whaling emails that could get by an unsuspecting CEO

Email security company Mimecast has shared a handful of real-life examples of fraud attempts targeted at the person in the corner office.

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Ever been in these social engineering situations?

A security consultant lays out various scenarios in hopes you are not the next victim.

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Keeping your kids safe along with your network

Security pros talk about the lessons learned when dealing with kids and computers.

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People are (still) the biggest security risks

Social engineering and ‘download this attachment’ scams are back – as if they ever left – and working better than ever, unfortunately.

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CSO Explainer: What is social engineering?

Need a fun way to explain how data thieves might be getting into your building? Share this video!

Social Engineering: 6 commonly targeted data points that are poorly protected

Now in its sixth year, the Social Engineering village at DEF CON has always been an interesting location. Each year the village hosts talks and interactive lessons on human hacking, but the major draw is the Social Engineering Capture...

15 Social Media Scams

From Facebook phishing lures to Twitter and Tumblr hoaxes, here are 15 scams to watch out for on social networking sites.

15 social media scams

From Facebook phishing lures to Twitter and Tumblr hoaxes, here are 15 scams to watch out for on social networking sites.

9 infamous social engineers

Social engineers, or "human hackers," have been duping victims from the very beginning of human existence. Here are nine infamous con artists who made history with their scams and schemes.

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