Blog

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

 

The top cyber security attitudes and behaviours of 2021 you need to know about

Houston, we have a problem. For too long, we’ve neglected the most integral element of cyber security… people.

There’s been a lack of understanding about how personal habits affect cyber security. Whether you have a tendency to procrastinate, take risks or always follow the rules, your individual habits and views matter!

How to make your security awareness training more effective

In the UK alone, 39% of companies have fallen victim to a cyber breach or attack over the past...

What exactly is security awareness?

Did you know that most cyber breaches occur due to human error? That’s because most people aren’t...
Calculating your true phishing vulnerability

Calculating your true phishing vulnerability

Phishing vulnerability assessments and phishing susceptibility rates rarely tell the full story. How can companies calculate their true phishing risk? Have you ever wondered whether your reduced phishing susceptibility rate really shows your true phishing...

read more
Should you phish your own people?

Should you phish your own people?

Resident CybSafe psychologist, Tom Cross, looks into when simulated attacks are of most use to companies More than a few articles have been circling of late suggesting simulated phishing does little to increase cyber security awareness. ‘Links are meant to be clicked...

read more
Protecting the people running on autopilot

Protecting the people running on autopilot

How people can take proper precautions online without even having to think I imagine you’ll have experienced something like this before. You’ve been tied up in a report for the last hour or two. Your concentration is waning and you need a change of pace. So you turn...

read more
3 mistakes people make with cyber security training

3 mistakes people make with cyber security training

A 2017 survey revealed 52% of organisations’ cyber security budgets are increasing, with 23% of the increases dedicated to training. At the same time, the UK’s 2017 cyber security breaches survey revealed the number of UK businesses that suffered a breach or attack in...

read more
How to keep your company secure this Black Friday

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 something seems too good to be true, it probably is.’ That’s the mantra cyber security...

read more
If you want my national insurance number, just ask!

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...

read more