Perhaps the most important lesson from the most recent cyber-attack on the healthcare industry is this: Hackers have no shame! We knew that already but recently we were rudely awakened to just how low they will go.
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Hacking of multi-million-dollar companies is big business and Garmin is the latest victim of a vicious ransomware attack. Here’s what we know about the ransomware attack on Garmin and what we can learn from it.
Cyber attacks on colleges and universities are more common than you’d think. That’s whay AwareGO has created a ready made cyber security training for educational institutions.
News, emails and social media posts about Covid-19 will get the most attention these days. Hackers are ready, willing and able to use this to their advantage. This is where quality SAT (security awareness training) comes in.
When giving out the results of a penetration test, make sure you have the right remedies to offer along with it.
Amid a real-world virus outbreak many people are avoiding crowds and working from home to minimize the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19. As a safety-oriented company, we fully understand that you can never be too careful and that also applies to cyber security when working outside the office. Working from home comes with its […]
AwareGO just released a new security awareness video that covers the need for multi factor authentication.
Since the dawn of the internet and online accounts hackers have been trying to find ways to get to people’s passwords. They’ll use multiple ways, from phishing or spear phishing to keylogging or hacking into big databases that store multiple passwords. Hackers also know that many people use the same password for everything. If they get your password for one account they’ll try it everywhere to see if they’ll get lucky.
One of our latest videos is a reminder to everyone to keep your software updated. Once a software is launched small errors and bugs get reported and fixed via patches issued by the vendor, resulting in an update reminder on our screen. The right course of action would of course be to say yes to the update. So why don’t we do it?
In and of themselves, phishing simulations don’t raise awareness. Neither does forcing those who “failed” to sit through a lecture or long videos on cyber security. Phishing simulations, however, do give companies an indication of where they’re at awareness wise. An awareness score, if you will. But it only applies to the kind of phishing that was tested in the simulation. What it doesn’t tell you is…
This June we published a new video to remind employees to always double check account numbers when paying out invoices. We have a good reason to focus on cyber security awareness for finance divisions as we have heard multiple first-hand accounts of fraudsters sending out bogus invoices.