Including psychology in cybersecurity educational awareness programs allows employees to recognize and trust their own instincts when dealing with a potential security incident, says Denise Beardon, head of information security engagement at international law firm Pinsent Masons.
To mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the National Cyber Security Alliance and U.K. based behavioral science and data analytics company, CybSafe, have released their Annual Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviors Report 2021, which uncovers key trends, behaviors and habits among tech users.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of attempts made by European law enforcement to encourage young cybercriminals to channel their skills in more ethical ways. Also featured: Fraud detection and response; inspiring behavioral change.
As Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off this week, U.S. President Joe Biden has weighed in on his administration's efforts to curb cyberattacks and bolster the federal government's security posture.
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Of all the areas under his direction - business continuity, GRC, data governance - third-party risk is the most challenging, says Peter Gregory, senior director of cyber GRC at GCI General Communications Inc. "Their breach is my breach," he says, offering mitigation advice.
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It’s clear, and it has been for a long time, that traditional tickbox security awareness training efforts aren’t working. And they’re not working because they make little or no effort to change people’s behaviour.
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The Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity crime, has published new research that shows nearly 30% of people who contact the ITRC are victims of more than one identity crime.
The U.K. Cyber Security Council is a new self-regulatory body for the profession. It is tasked by the U.K. government to execute its vision for the U.K. to be one of the safest places to work and do business online, says the chair of the council’s board of trustees, Dr. Claudia Natanson.