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Why You Need Gamification as the Gen Z’s Enter the Workforce

The world is currently experiencing a significant generational shift in the workforce. As Gen Z steps into the professional arena, they bring with them a unique set of skills and perspectives. This generation is not just entering the workforce but also starting to assume management positions where they can substantially impact their organizations. However, this new generation of workers might...
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Fortra's Terranova Security Recognized by G2 for Cybersecurity Awareness Training

We are deeply honored to announce our inclusion in G2’s prestigious Mid-Market Grid® for Security Awareness Training Software and the Canada Grid® for Security Awareness Training Software. G2 is a highly respected review platform, and this recognition is a testament to the positive impact our products have had on our clients' businesses. ...
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Top 11 Cybersecurity Concerns in the Finance Sector in 2024

Cybersecurity in finance is not just about defense but proactive adaptation. Banks face continuous threats despite advanced security infrastructures. The escalation in phishing success rates, as seen in Terranova Security's 2023 Gone Phishing Tournament found a 10.4% click-through statistic, highlighting the need for evolving security strategies. While the finance sector performed better than...
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5 Reasons Why You Need Gamification In Your Cyber Security Awareness Program

Cyber security training is crucial, yet traditional methods often fail to inspire engagement, leading to subpar knowledge retention and application of critical security practices. As security threats constantly evolve, you need training that not only informs but also captivates and motivates. Enter gamification. By weaving elements of game design into training programs, you can turn mundane...
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Traveling Securely: Identifying and Avoiding High-Risk Behaviors

The rise of remote work has brought flexibility and freedom to employees, allowing them to work from various locations. Studies show that 32.6 million Americans will work remotely by 2025—about 22% of the workforce. However, this new way of working introduces significant security risks that can jeopardize personal and organizational data. The increasing trend of workcations and hush trips, where...
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Tailoring Security Training: A Guide to Formats, Sizes, and Schedules

As cybersecurity awareness training becomes a necessary addition for all companies worldwide, many organizations are wondering how best to integrate it into their workflows. There is no one-size-fits-all schedule for cybersecurity training programs. The optimal way to deliver this kind of knowledge depends on your goals, the behaviors you are looking to modify, the size of your company, and how...
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Why Strategic Goals are Important in Security Awareness Programs

A cyber security awareness program involves all parts of a company and needs support from every level of management. Clear strategic goals are essential to guide the program and keep it focused on its objectives. In a webinar hosted by Terranova Security’s CISO Theo Zafirakos, 42% of the attendees revealed that they don’t have any strategic goals...
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DMARC: The Next Step in Email Hygiene and Security

In 1971, Ray Tomlison developed the first email service while working at The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This development changed how we communicated. However, even though this was an exceptional tool, it was not very user-friendly, requiring users to have specific software installed on their computers. In 1996, Sabeer Bhatia...
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Boosting Workplace Efficiency Through Cybersecurity Awareness Training

A single cyberattack can halt your organization’s entire operation overnight. This reality hit hard when MGM Resorts found an unauthorized party accessed sensitive customer information. Using social engineering tactics, hackers were able to bypass traditional security measures to execute this attack, emphasizing the need for robust cybersecurity...
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How to Set the Right Security Awareness Metrics to Protect Your Organization

With modern cyber threats rapidly evolving, over two-thirds of IT decision-makers are reportedly increasing budgets, according to a recent survey of 200 senior cybersecurity professionals conducted by Infosecurity Europe. However, these measures can easily fall short without a united front from management and employees. Cybersecurity is a complex...
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7 Examples of Social Media Scams You Should Avoid at All Costs

Social media platforms have become non-negotiables in our daily lives. We always find ourselves online at our favorite social media sites to connect with loved ones, share our thoughts, and discover interesting content. While social media has become central to our routines, its vast reach and anonymity provide certain risks—they’ve become a...
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How to Create a Strong Password in 7 Easy Steps

On May 7th of every year, organizations worldwide remind their end users of the importance of a strong password. But with remote workforces becoming the new normal and a sharp increase in the digital information exchanged daily, strong password best practices must be top-of-mind year-round. Despite the increased public importance of data security,...
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Pig Butchering Scam – What It Is and How to Protect Yourself

Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and the most recent evolution of phishing scams is proving particularly effective. Boasting a gruesome name, pig butchering is a cyber threat that reels in victims and steals thousands, sometimes millions of dollars. Pig butchering has quickly become one of the most lucrative scams thanks to a mix of post...
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Are Password Managers Safe to Use?

Passwords have become a cornerstone of the Internet. These strings of letters and numbers allow us to validate access to various communities, online tools, healthcare, banking, and more. As more and more information is stored behind passwords, efforts to steal and crack them have vastly increased. These new cyber threats led to the creation of...
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5 Examples of Strong Passwords That Will Secure Any Account

Passwords, our digital keys, wield a quiet power today. They protect your personal and business information, making them prime targets for hackers. With this power comes responsibility and the ongoing struggle to keep our virtual lives secure. AI has also made accessing passwords easier for cyber criminals. Modern cyber criminals use AI solutions...
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International Women's Day: How to Shrink the Gender Gap in Cyber Security

The participation of women in the cybersecurity field is on a notable rise. According to projections by CyberCrime Magazine, they are set to represent 30% of the global cybersecurity workforce by 2025, with this percentage increasing to 35% by 2031. There is also an increasing number of women filling leadership positions within the industry, with...
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What is Baiting in Cyber Security?

Cyber criminals are constantly evolving their methods, but their biggest leverage for growth will always be exploiting the human factor. Software and physical measures against cyber attacks have become so advanced that tricking workers is the only remaining attack vector criminals can reliably use. According to Verizon’s 2023 Data Breach Report, 74...
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7 Smishing Examples and How to Protect Yourself

With roughly 5 billion people—a whopping 65% of the global population—sending and receiving SMS messages, it’s no wonder that hackers have taken to SMS as a new way to lead cyber attacks. In 2022, 68.4 million Americans fell victim to a phone scam. And only 65% of Americans say they would delete a text if it came from an unknown sender. With these...
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What is Swatting? What to Look for and How to Defend Yourself

For those of a certain age, you may remember the old gag where you would call up a business and ask if they had “Prince Albert in a can.” This happened way back in the days when you could purchase loose tobacco in a tin can. Prince Albert was one such product. Now, if the person on the phone answered yes, you could say, “Well, let him out!” Yes, this is what pranks looked like in the 1960s. Fast...