Articles by Security Mentor and media mentions.

In the News
4/30/2020
New research from Barracuda Networks has revealed that cyber-criminals are increasingly using official reCAPTCHA walls to disguise malicious content from email security systems and trick unsuspecting users.
In the News
4/10/2020
CIOs and CISOs are now more worried about insider threats in organizations than external threats. One of the important ways to mitigate insider threat risks is with security awareness training that is effective and eliminates (or at least dramatically reduces) non-malicious insider threats from staff. A good security awareness training program is a key solution.
In the News
4/1/2020
Organizations must take steps to ensure that they are providing security around sensitive data. These steps, which ensure a culture of security is maintained during telework, are extra important now. Follow these recommendations, including ensuring remote workers are accessing company resources using VPN technologies and providing end user security awareness training to staff.
In the News
3/27/2020
Protecting the electric grid requires security of a wide variety of devices. Cyber education is for everyone throughout the transmission, substation, and distribution networks, front and back offices. At the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), the goal of being secure starts with cybersecurity training and awareness of everyone involved in the generation and delivery of electric power. This article shows how.
In the News
3/18/2020
Banks have more to lose from security breaches than any other institution. Therefore, effective security awareness training is a must. Banks and have invested substantially in market-leading technology to protect against cyberattacks—but educating staff and promoting security awareness is of equal importance. According to a recent McKinsey & Company study, human error was a factor in around half of the recorded incidents
In the News
2/10/2020
The theme of the RSA Conference for 2020 is “The Human Element,” and one of the hottest topics the importance of offering an effective security awareness training program that changes culture and changes employee behavior.
In the News
2/2/2020
There are more and more sophisticated spear phishing scams showing-up around the world, and coronavirus scams are the latest to watch out for. Test your staff with phishing simulations, and provide effective security awareness training that teach end users how to recognize scams and not to click on phishing links.
In the News
10/23/2019
Why do people keep falling for the same online traps? In 2018, a whopping 88 percent of the data breaches reported to the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office were attributed to human mistakes. Targeted security training for different audiences can help. Promote a strong culture of security and address changes factors such as: User population; Threat type; Geography; Language; Culture; Industry; Return on investment; and Measurable effectiveness of the program.
In the News
10/18/2019
More organizations than ever are using the month of October, which is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, to highlight the important role of training staff in good cyber hygiene. The slogan for this year’s NCSAM is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” The intention is for people to take greater personal responsibility for cyber security awareness training, in order to have a safe and secure online experience. Social engineering in seen as the greatest cyberthreat by many enterprises.
In the News
10/10/2019
Most people think security awareness training is a waste of time. Five reasons they don’t like it include: BoringDon’t understand the importanceIsn’t personalNot timelyTraining is seen as a punishmentAll of these can be overcome with effective training that is interactive and even fun. Good training (like Security Mentor) can be the opposite of each of these negative points.
In the News
9/30/2019
President Donald J. Trump again recognizes the importance of security awareness for all sections of society and business in 2019 with this Presidential Declaration. “All Americans have a responsibility to defend their sensitive data stored on devices and in the cloud. DHS’s “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” campaign and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework provide guidance for securing personal information and devices. From browsing social media sites to managing online banking accounts, practicing a few simple steps can make a substantial difference in keeping you and your online data secure.”
In the News
9/6/2019
Training to improve their cyber capabilities is key for the U.S. Dept of Defense (DoD). The partnership aspect involves supporting DoD partners in building and bolstering their authorities and capabilities to reduce the threat surface, Crall said. He said DoD also looks to improve cyber information-sharing with partners with “a common level of protection” so that it can deliver support to partners while also safeguarding secret information.