Security Awareness

Security Awareness news, information, and how-to advice



What the symbol you use for security reveals to the people around you

How to consider and select a better symbol to represent you and your approach to security

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Successful Security Awareness programs hold employees' hands to the fire

Few CSOs and the people responsible for implementing awareness programs are aware of the impact that consequences have on the success of not just an awareness program, but on the entire security program.

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Tech groups press Congress to pass USA Freedom Act

As Congress returned from summer recess Monday, several technology and civil rights groups quickly renewed their push for a bill that seeks to put curbs on the bulk collection of phone records and Internet data by the government.

Will bitcoin's creator be unmasked for $12,000?

The anonymous poster wants 25 bitcoins, about $12,000, for the information

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Social media remains an easily exploitable attack surface

Twitter, like every other social platform, has an interesting attack surface; one that criminals have been exploiting for years. The instant connection to information offered by those platforms can be turned against their users,...

City of London Police brings in Kaspersky to train officers to tackle cybercrime

The scheme will be extended into further UK services and large companies to help them deal with computer misuse crimes

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What are CISOs' top security concerns and strategies?

A recent report conducted by Wisegate and Scale Venture Partners sheds some light on the priorities of security executives, how they're innovating, and what they're doing to help businesses take smart risks

5 cool new security research breakthroughs

University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security ’14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.

In Depth

Security incidents tracked on Radar of Seattle Hospital

Software simplifies compliance with HIPAA rules

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Why it is time to intensify employee education on phishing

Companies should consider intensifying employee training to combat the increasing craftiness of phishers who are working harder to obtain personal details on targets in order to trap them in scams.

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4 small business security lessons from real-life hacks

Recent cases of social engineering, DDoS attacks and domain-name theft have made headlines. Some stories had happy endings, but others didn't. Here are four tips for preventing these types of hacks from ruining your business.


Windows tech support scammers take root in the U.S.

Security company accuses Florida firm of mixing old and new tactics to dupe unwary consumers with fake infection anxieties


Salted Hash: Live from DEF CON - Social Engineering

Social Engineering and DEF CON have always gone hand-in-hand, but after some of the things I've seen on the floor this weekend, it would seem that people have forgotten this – or the surge of new attendees have erased that barrier of...


Salted Hash: Line Jumping at DEF CON 22

Today starts the final phase of Hacker Summer Camp, as Salted Hash will be wandering the halls – albeit a bit slowly – from DEF CON 22.


BlackHat conversations: Accuvant

CSO had a chance to sit down at this year's Black Hat USA with Accuvant Chief Security and Strategy Officer Jason Clark and Director of Information Security James Robinson and chat with them about the most popular buzz they've been...


Salted Hash: Live from Black Hat USA (Day 3)

Thursday is the day of the week that Hacker Summer Camp takes on some changes. The corporate side of things starts to wind down, and the Black Hat attendees are likely heading to one of two places - DEF CON or home.


Salted Hash: Live from Black Hat USA (Day 2)

The second daily update from the hacking confab in Las Vegas


Salted Hash: Live from Black Hat USA (Day 1)

Earlier this morning, CSO published new information on the Magnitude Exploit Kit, a criminal project known for its ties to attacks on Yahoo and, as well as several other websites. Today's update will examine some highlights...

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