December 2, 2021

From Teaching Student to Furniture Manufacturing to Cybersecurity: A Chat with Anthony Tuttle of Grand Circus

There is a common misperception around the cybersecurity industry that there is only one way into a career in cyber: you build your own computers as a kid, study coding in college, and then jump into the deep end as a developer in one of the world’s tech hubs. But for Anthony Tuttle, Associate Director of National Workforce Development at Grand Circus, this certainly wasn’t the case.

December 1, 2021

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Adversary

With COVID-19 keeping some families and friends apart, and supply chain issues limiting what’s available on store shelves, this might not feel like the normal holiday season to many Americans. But there is one thing that makes this holiday season much like every other holiday season in recent memory – there will be an uptick in cyberattacks and malicious activity.

November 15, 2021

Art Scam

The following story is an account of how my wife, Sara, responded to an email scam attempt. All of the material in these emails is taken directly from an exchange between our scammer and my wife. This entire exchange played out over several days as we drove across the American West this October. I was actively involved in processing these responses.

October 29, 2021

A Sprinklr Case Study: Using the Art of Storytelling for Security Awareness Training

The main goal of any security awareness program is to increase employee cyber awareness and impact behavior. As security awareness professionals know all too well, the challenge is making it FUN, making it stick. At Sprinklr, we set out to do just that in a way that would be entertaining and engaging for all our 3,000+ employees around the world. We have found great success with what we created and wanted to share with the National Cyber Security Alliance community in hopes that others can do the same.

October 28, 2021

Thinking Beyond Ransomware

In recent months, much attention has been placed on the threats and potential impacts of ransomware. Indeed, breaches in our critical infrastructures – fuel, utilities, food supply, government agencies, and other supply chains – have all been affected by such exploits.

October 28, 2021

Small Business Cybersecurity Best Practices More Important Than Ever

It is a special month for the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. It is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to devote discussions to how to keep organizations and individuals safe in the digital world. With this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme being “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart,” it’s a great time to focus on the impacts of cybersecurity and cyberattacks on small businesses.

October 27, 2021

Understanding and Optimizing Your Security Posture

What is Security Posture?

NIST defines security posture in this way: “The security status of an enterprise’s networks, information, and systems based on information security resources (e.g., people, hardware, software, policies) and capabilities in place to manage the defense of the enterprise and to react as the situation changes.”

October 27, 2021

Whether at work or at home, as an employee or a business owner, you need to be cyber aware and resilient

As our world becomes increasingly connected, it’s more important than ever to be cyber aware. There’s no question, cyber attacks are evolving in sophistication and attackers are broadening the entities they’re willing to target. In the first half of 2021, according to Risk Based Security’s mid-year data breach report, data breaches exposed 18.8 billion records. Cyber security attacks are a risk to everyone, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to defend against them. Implementing security and resiliency best practices will help you stay safe and secure, and – should it be necessary – recover more quickly, whether at work or at home, as a business owner or an employee.