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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Must Include Law Enforcement Agencies

During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, all Law Enforcement agencies should be assessing their ongoing cybersecurity training initiatives for all employees. It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month and unfortunately many city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies provide little or no ongoing relevant security awareness to their employees. This needs to change.  Law Enforcement agencies not only serve… Read more »

Skyrocketing Ransomware During COVID-19 Pandemic

According to some statistics over 50% of business experienced some form of a ransomware attack in 2020. With extortions payments doubling as well. Attacks on our home and personal accounts are also growing.

A ransomware attacks have cost businesses billions of dollars.  Knowing how to protect yourself is essential for staying in business.

Most ransomware starts with phishing email messages to your employees. Keeping your staff trained in cybersecurity is the best defense. In this article, we are going to show you the threats of the future that you and your employees need to know about.

CFISA Offers New Security Awareness Training Made Simple Course Options

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.

Memorial Day Lessons For Your Business

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.