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Einstein Told Us: Why User Awareness is NOT the right focus

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Einstein (Well, not really!) Every day we hear another reason why user awareness (or better-named security awareness) is critical. We hear an announcement of another breach or social engineering attack. And then we get asked why security …

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Cooking up Better Security Incident Communications

I am fond of meal kits. I enjoy the entire experience: the scrolling through delicious-looking meal descriptions, the excitement of receiving a package full of ingredients, the smells while learning how to make the recipe, and of course tasting that first bite of the new things you created with your own hands. I have not …

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We take security seriously and other trite statements

Earlier this week, Secure Ideas sent an initial notification regarding an incident targeting us that took place at a vendor. The initial notification email is available at: https://training.secureideas.com/newsletter/aom-incident-notification/).We promised at that time to release more details as soon as we collected them and better understood the situation.  In this blog post, we share what we …

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HIMSS 2019 – Champions of Security Unite

Organizations of all sizes and industries face increasing challenges in safeguarding vast amounts of sensitive data, with Health Care being no different. The loss of Protected Health Information (PHI) incurs not only heavy fines and brand damage, but potentially everlasting damage to affected patients. According to the Ponemon Institute: The average total cost of a …

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Equifax Breach: Why I am not surprised

The Equifax breach, announced in September 2017, is said to potentially impact some 143 million Americans.  At this point in time Equifax has not shared many details about the breach except the numbers and that the information was extracted through a web application vulnerability.  Despite the lack of details, we can make some educated guesses …

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