Sage Advice - Cybersecurity Blog

Creating a Cybersecurity Culture Part 1: Institutional Memory

In the current cyber threat environment, organizations must be vigilant. Vigilance begins with preparation. Being prepared starts with being aware. To be successful, you need to develop cybersecurity awareness throughout your entire organization, which leads to institutional practices that support the secure execution of your business strategy. You need to create a culture of cybersecurity.

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Topics: Security Policy, Cybersecurity Culture

Cybersecurity Awareness Can Be Fun and Games

Like most cybersecurity experts, Ira Winkler has a wealth of stories that illustrate how dangerous user behavior can be to cybersecurity. He’s also got something more. A “modern-day James Bond,” Winkler is indeed a straight shooter, with a humor-laced delivery style that’s well suited to the topic of gamification – a tool he sees as instrumental to cybersecurity awareness and the subject of his presentation at the 2016 CyberCrime Symposium.

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Topics: CyberCrime Symposium, Cybersecurity Culture

Infographic: Twelve Tips to Defend Against Cyber-Attacks

In the ever expanding cyber threat environment, we are all responsible for doing our part to keep information secure - both at home and at work. Here are twelve tips to defend against cyber-attacks.  Theses tips can help you build a habit of cybersecurity and defend against being the victim of a data breach.

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Topics: Cybersecurity Culture, Cyber Defense

Buckle Up! It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

It’s that time of year again!  October marks the 13th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and Sage is proud to show our support as a NCSAM Champion.  The overall theme of the month – that the internet is a shared resource and securing it is our shared responsibility – is one that resonates with us.  It’s a civic duty as far as we’re concerned because unprotected resources, unprotected networks, unprotected computers, and unaware people are used to attack and harm others. 

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Topics: Social Engineering, Cybersecurity Culture

Why We’re Vulnerable to Social Engineering Attacks

Technology is not enough to keep you cyber secure.  You must also consider the human element.  Your employees are an important first line of defense against a cyber-attack.  Unfortunately, they are also your weakest link.  Some of the most highly publicized data breaches over the last several years, including Target and Anthem, were the result of a successful social engineering attack.

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Topics: Social Engineering, Cybersecurity Culture