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Three Common Mistakes That May Sabotage Your Security Training

Three Common Mistakes That May Sabotage Your Security Training

August 04, 2022The Hacker News
Phishing incidents are on the rise. A report from IBM shows that phishing was the most popular attack vector in 2021, resulting in one in five employees falling victim to phishing hacking techniques. The Need for Security Awareness Training  Although technical solutions protect against phishing threats, no solution is 100% effective . Consequently, companies have no choice but to involve their employees in the fight against hackers. This is where security awareness training comes into play.  Security awareness training gives companies the confidence that their employees will execute the right response when they discover a phishing message in their inbox. As the saying goes, "knowledge is power," but the effectiveness of knowledge depends heavily on how it is delivered. When it comes to phishing attacks, simulations are among the most effective forms of training because the events in training simulations directly mimic how an employee would react in the event of an actu
The Guide to Automating Security Training for Lean Security Teams

The Guide to Automating Security Training for Lean Security Teams

December 16, 2021The Hacker News
Cyber threats used to be less threatening. While nobody wants their customers' credit card numbers stolen in a data breach, or to see a deranged manifesto plastered over their company website, such incidents can almost seem quaint compared to ransomware attacks that bring all of your critical information systems to a dead halt. The frequency of these attacks  increased more than 150% in the U.S. last year, and in 2021 their global cost is expected to reach $20 billion. Effective, comprehensive security training is essential to mitigating these threats, many of which originate with low-profile phishing or malware attacks to get a foot in the door—attacks that can target anyone who works in your organization. A company's employees are the front line of defense against cyberattacks, and canned training videos and short quizzes are rarely sufficient to prepare them for this responsibility. The trouble with good training is that it takes not just expertise but time and other reso
CompTIA Certification Prep Courses – Get Lifetime Access @ 98% Discount

CompTIA Certification Prep Courses – Get Lifetime Access @ 98% Discount

July 14, 2020The Hacker News
In the world of professional IT, recruiters look for certificates as an important criterion for eligibility and assessing skills. Any IT professional with résumé that includes CompTIA certificates tends to rise up the pile. Of course, there are many different CompTIA exams you can choose from based on your interest and already chosen path. Our educational and industry partners have introduced " Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle ," aiming to help cybersecurity aspirants prepare for the big ones, with 14 courses covering A+, Security+, Network+, and more. The original fees for all these certification preparation courses are worth nearly $3,486 when subscribed directly through the instructor's platform. However, the great news is that The Hacker News has now partnered with these leading instructors to offer the same training bundle for only $89 to its readers with lifetime access. Special Offer — For a limited time, this bundle's one-time
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