When it comes to security awareness training, an infosec professional’s natural focus is on reducing risk for his or her organization. It’s important to consider, however, that effective end user education in cybersecurity programs impart portable skills to employees, teaching best practices that can also be applied during off-hours. Organizations that encourage end users to apply their newfound skills at work and at home are often rewarded with more engaged, more enthusiastic participants.
Of course, we recognize that it can be a challenge for infosec teams to keep users aware of all the different ways that cybercriminals attempt to take advantage of consumers. That’s why we regularly post end user security awareness tips that can be shared with end users, and the following blog posts offer seasonal advice you can share with your employees to help them recognize some of the threats they could encounter over the coming months.
How Scammers Prey on Big-Ticket Events
We caution users to be on the lookout for phishing emails, fraudulent websites, and other cybersecurity risks associated with big-ticket events like World Cup matches, concerts, and Broadway shows
School’s Out for Summer … But Risky WiFi Is Always in Season
In end user awareness, it’s important for users of all ages to recognize that open WiFi networks — even those at trusted locations like upscale hotels and familiar coffee shops and restaurants — are not safe to use for financial transactions and other activities that transfer sensitive data like passwords and account information. This WiFi security blog post offers advice your employees can use to improve security on their own connected devices, and the highlighted tips can be shared with friends and family members.
Three Simple Steps for Securing Your Home WiFi Network
With the recent PSA from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation urging people to reboot all small- and home-office routers, now is a great time to encourage users to take a closer look at their WiFi network security (particularly if your organization supports remote workers). There are also some simple steps users can follow to change default passwords, update firmware, and configure security settings.
Cybersecurity Travel Tips: Proactively Protect Data and Devices
To help users stay more secure while traveling for business or personal reasons, we offer tips about protecting online accounts and avoiding booking scams, as well as precautions to take when traveling domestically or internationally. End users who apply these best practices can improve their cybersecurity from planning stages through a return home.