Cyber Security Blogs
The CybSafe blog is a collection of stories, updates and guidance for people-centric security professionals. Our cyber security and security awareness blogs are not just about sharing information and news on the latest cyber threats, security affairs or data breaches. They also includes tips, advice and best practices for managing cybersecurity risk in your organization.
How the ‘cocktail party effect’ leaves us vulnerable to cyber attack
How the ‘cocktail party effect’ leaves us vulnerable to attack – and what the cyber security industry might be able to do about it
CybSafe Named Security Training Provider of the Year 2017
Leading business technology publication Computing hands CybSafe sought-after Security Excellence Award We’re delighted to announce CybSafe has been named Security Training Provider of the Year at Computing’s Security Excellence Awards 2017. The Security Excellence...
How to keep your company secure this Black Friday
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are notoriously conducive to cyber scams. In this article, CybSafe founder Oz Alashe offers five tips on staying safe during the annual sales
If you want my national insurance number, just ask!
Why we’re so comfortable handing out personal details online – and how we may be able to reverse the trend On a mild July evening in 2010, Leo Hickman set out to meet a woman named Louise. At the time Louise, a 30-something recruitment consultant with straight, auburn...
Gains, losses and unconscious calculations
Our attitudes to loss make us vulnerable online. Here’s how we can nullify the risks – starting with a question. Which of these two generous offers would you rather take up? The first is £1000 in cash with no strings attached. The second is the chance to win £2000 – but only if a coin toss lands on heads.
Large enterprises beginning to question SME cyber security, Inaugural CybSafe Supplier Cyber Security Study finds
1 in 3 SMEs say they needed cyber security precautions to win new contracts in the last year alone. As part of our Inaugural CybSafe Supplier Cyber Security Study, we looked into the cyber defences enterprise customers are now demanding of SME suppliers.
How CybSafe turns a perceived cyber security risk into another line of defence
Your people are often cited as one of the greatest cyber security risks your company faces. By changing their behaviour, CybSafe turns them into a resilient line of defence For cyber criminals, it must seem so easy. Step 1: Gather personal informationStep 2: Send a...
10 ways to make cyber security part of your working culture
How can cyber security professionals use psychology to help people prioritise cyber security in the workplace?
Substandard cyber security training could be helping cyber criminals
To truly increase cyber resilience, cyber security training is going to need to focus on changing human behaviour
8 reasons why I’m more positive than most when it comes to cyber security
Following a series high-profile cyber attacks, most cyber security professionals predict the future will be bleak. Our CEO, Oz Alashe, meanwhile, has other ideas
Could better cyber defences actually increase your risk of cyber attack?
The vast majority of today’s cyber criminals choose to exploit human vulnerability. By properly addressing the human side of cyber security, your people can become your greatest defence.
People are not the problem. They are part of the solution.
By tapping into human psychology, we can take a fundamental leap towards increasing people’s awareness of pretty much anything – cyber security included.
Why cybercrime success continues to soar
Cybercrime and cybercrime success are both on the up. To stand any chance of meaningfully reducing cybercrime, we need to call on an underused resource.
A new weapon for businesses seeking to combat cyber crime
Armed with intelligence on how they might be attacked, businesses can take steps to mitigate risks, safeguard reputations and minimise financial losses.
The Optimism Bias In Cyber Security
When it comes to the human aspect of cyber security, the optimism bias can cause problems. Here’s what we can do about it.
GDPR Compliance Checklists Leave Us Vulnerable To Data Breaches
GDPR isn’t a money making tool. The new fines should not be a business’s primary concern. What businesses should be focusing on is increasing resilience to minimise breaches.
Confusing cyber security terminology helps cyber criminals attack
Cyber security terminology is cryptic and confusing. But does cyber security jargon in fact help criminals attack?