October 4, 2021

#BeCyberSmart – Now and Forever

I’ve often been asked questions like, “How long should we keep doing this awareness stuff?” and, “At what point will technology make security awareness obsolete?” And extension of those questions would be, when do we need to stop saying things like #BeCyberSmart. My answer: “Never.” Quickly followed with, “Here’s why…”

October 1, 2021

From the Board Room to the Dining Room: Making Cybersecurity Everyone’s Duty

While cybersecurity is certainly climbing the list of priorities for any business, it is also an increasingly important concern for individuals. With recent breaches impacting so many people’s personal data — and following the introduction of privacy acts such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Privacy Act, which bring attention to the business use of personal data — the responsibility for cybersecurity has expanded from the organizations holding the data to absolutely everyone. This shift is a great opportunity for businesses and cybersecurity leaders to promote better security hygiene with their employees by taking the cybersecurity conversation to the dining room table to educate and enable more security-savvy users.

September 22, 2021

5 Cybersecurity Trends in 2021

An influx of new threats, technologies and business models have emerged in the cybersecurity space as the world shifted to a more remote work model in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact that the technology landscape is constantly changing isn’t a new revelation, but it’s certainly been taken to a new level in the last year. Here, we analyze the emerging threat landscape that’s come as a result and what cybersecurity trends pose the most risk in 2021 and beyond.

August 16, 2021

From math-hater to DEFCON-lover: An unlikely path to Cybersecurity

Would you let a fear of math scare you away from a career in cybersecurity? Some people pursue a career in cybersecurity because they love math... others, like Palo Alto Network’s’ Ashley Richardson-Sequeira, got into cyber because she loves computers and has seen the movie Hackers just a few too many times. A military veteran, musician, and English major, Ashley’s journey to a successful career in cyber is far from what many perceive as the typical path. Her story underlines that there is always room in this dynamic field  for someone dedicated to protecting friends and family from security threats -- even if they are admittedly terrified of calculus (or at least used to be).

July 20, 2021

Reporting Matters – even for a Smishing Message

With the increased use of mobile devices to manage so much of our lives, it’s no surprise scammers have moved to this medium to target your sensitive information. If you have a mobile phone, then you’ve most likely experience smishing. Smishing is a phishing message received via a SMS text message. Just like an email phishing attempt, the scammers are targeting your sensitive information.