Law Enforcement agencies not only serve as the first responders; they are entrusted to protect the public data they retain. Law Enforcement personnel must keep up with constantly changing cyber security crimes and vulnerabilities. New scams pop up every day and the Law Enforcement agencies are always in defense mode in their response. Currently, many… Read more »
Three Recommendations for IoT Security Criminals are now relying increasingly on ways to hack your devices. Each of us plays a responsible part in ongoing security awareness training and best practices to secure the Internet of Things – IOT. Staying current with the latest scams and sharing this information with your family, friends and co-workers… Read more »
Neurotech chose CFISA’s comprehensive HIPAA training program because it combined the unique requirements of training employees about HIPPA regulations, security awareness best practices with company policies.
Think about your home security and how you lock your house at night. Many homeowners use three layers of security including a standard lock plus a deadbolt and alarm system to feel safe at night.
What about securing your online accounts? Do you have strong security or are you leaving the doors wide open with weak passwords and security settings? Are you using two-factor authentication whenever possible? Are your “cyber doors” locked or wide open?
Equifax, one of the three major U.S. based credit reporting services just announced a major data breach where hackers have stolen sensitive information for 143 million American consumers 1. All consumers and businesses need to take actions to protect themselves. Ways that the Equifax security breach WILL affect you: Personally – Your personal and family’s… Read more »
The Center for Information Security Awareness (CFISA), based in Boca Raton, FL, is pleased to announce the launch of several new and updated online cyber security awareness training courses. These new updated security awareness training courses provide 15 separate lessons, which cover key information security issues that can impact the workplace. A full course addressing PCI DSS credit card compliance rules will also be available. Those interested can contact CFISA by filling out a form on their website.
As a citizen in the United States, whether we know it or not we all have a role to play in protecting the critical infrastructure.
We see almost daily in the news that citizens in the U.S. are being targeted in cyber-attacks by terrorist groups, Nation States and organized crime groups.
These groups use cybercrime to advance their goals and victimize U.S. citizens and attack our critical infrastructure. Everyone in the U.S. now has a role to play to protect against cybercrime and identity theft.
Frequently when I provide in person security awareness training sessions for CFISA.org, I am asked if Mac Apple computers are safe from computer viruses. My answer is always a strong “NO” but with some explanation.
First off, we know that there are fewer viruses associated to the Apple operating system than with the Windows operating system. However, there are still enough risk to warrant strong security measures for anyone using an Apple Mac.
McAfee Computer Security has estimated that there are approximately 450,000 malicious programs aimed at Macsi. As the Apple Mac user base grows, so does the number of targeted malware versions. Recently, a new form of ransomware targeting Apple Mac devices has been discovered called MacRansom.
This weekend the World suffered another terrorist attack. Our support and solidarity goes out to the citizens of the U.K. and the victims of this senseless crime.
I had two friends that were in London this weekend and luckily both are safe. They both posted on Facebook that they were safe and not involved in the attack. It occurred to me that social media has now turned into our main tool to communicate to your family and friends in incidents of this nature.
In our business at the Center for Information Security Awareness (www.cfisa.org) we provide in-person security awareness training for businesses on this important subject.
CFISA put together some basic recommendations and best practices for security awareness training and education when traveling.
Memorial Day is a valuable holiday to reflect on those that have served our Country. As we think about this holiday let’s also consider ways to learn from the past and to put these lessons to use in the future.
In thinking about our military, we can take some valuable lessons on the way our military and soldiers are trained and deployed to protect our country.
When our Countries’ new soldiers start their military service, they attend some form of “boot camp”. Boot camp training can be seven to twelve weeks of intensive training depending on the branch of service. The purpose of this intense training is to provide many skills that most Americans do not have growing up.
How do you train an 18-year-old to run towards gunfire instead of away from it?
This act would seem to defy all logic and clearly goes against all human instinct. Boot camp training provides a form of psychological reprogramming to overcome normal human instinct. Through drills and repetitive training recruits are trained to react in new ways and respond as a team towards the attack.