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The CybSafe blog is a collection of stories, updates and guidance for people-centric security professionals.

 

Goodbye, security awareness training!

It’s time to pull the plug on traditional security awareness training   We know it’s hard to...

How to get phishing simulations right

As part of our Behave Series last week, we talked about multi-factor authentication (MFA), and how...

Spotlight: Have you got the multi-factor?

Last week in our Behave Series blog we looked at passwords. This week we’re turning it up to 11....
How to write like CybSafe

How to write like CybSafe

A guide to our tone of voice Before we get started, a warning: You’ll probably find this guide hard to read. That’s because you’re human. Humans find everything hard to read. Books, product guides, blogs, and flat-pack furniture manuals (top of the list). They're all...

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What exactly is security awareness?

What exactly is security awareness?

Did you know that most cyber breaches occur due to human error? That’s because most people aren’t aware of the cyber security threats that put themselves and their organisations at risk! Without basic security awareness, we're more likely to click on phishing links or...

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Why language matters in cyber security

Why language matters in cyber security

Language is at the heart of communication. Every time we speak or write, we choose language appropriate to our audience to get our desired message across. Why should it be any different in cyber security? Yet, the cyber security industry has a problem. Too often,...

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Personalising cybersecurity in the workplace

Personalising cybersecurity in the workplace

Most cyber security solutions take a one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone gets the same training and the same simulated phishing emails.  Yet, we all respond to cyber threats in different ways. Our personalities and differences often play a key role in how we act. For...

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Burnout in the tech industry

Burnout in the tech industry

We need to talk about burnout. Sadly, it’s something most of us will be all too familiar with, particularly in the tech industry. A post-pandemic study revealed 62% of cyber security professionals found their role stressful. This year, the lines between work and home...

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How does personality influence your cyber risk?

How does personality influence your cyber risk?

People are central to cyber security. Empowered with the right skills and tools, people can protect themselves and their organisations from cyber attack. But people aren’t all the same. Each of us has our own personality. And studies show links between our...

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How to build good cyber security habits

How to build good cyber security habits

We are all creatures of habit. Some habits we’d rather get rid of. But others can be beneficial. When it comes to cyber security, building good habits is essential. By building better security behaviour into our lives, we reduce our cyber risk. So how do we go about...

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