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

 

You’ve been doing phishing simulations wrong all along

You might want to sit down for this one. If you haven’t been phished, then you probably think your...

Legal webinar recap: 3 hard truths we learned about lawyers

The legal sector is an untapped data resource. Whether your goal is to keep it that way or to take advantage of it, you’re going to want to read this.

How to make money with law firms and ransomware

The legal sector is an untapped data resource. Whether your goal is to keep it that way or to take advantage of it, you’re going to want to read this.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Gains, losses and unconscious calculations

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 –...

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