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How to Use a Phishing Simulation to Train Employees

Cybercrime is at an all-time high, leaving companies, government agencies, and consumers at risk of severe data breaches. Data suggests phishing emails account for 91% of all cyberattacks. Despite efforts to mitigate these scams with advanced security measures, phishing tactics have become highly sophisticated and far more capable of penetrating internal systems. Many companies are […]

Executive Security Spikes as Firms Return to Office

Companies and organizations have found themselves adapting to the ever-changing environment as life slowly eases back into pre-pandemic circumstances. A change in workplace protocols over the last two years has called for companies to reassess their executive protection programs, corporate office security, and emergency crisis response plans. As a result, we are seeing a growing […]

Enterprise Social Apps: Securing the Digital Workplace

It’s hard to imagine a workplace without Slack, Teams, and other enterprise social apps that have made remote work possible and enjoyable. Since the pandemic, we’ve relied on these apps to replace in-person conversations and collaboration. While ultimately the benefit outweighs the risk, enterprise social apps bring with them new security challenges that simply can’t […]

TSA Highlights Bomb-Sniffing Canines with 2023 Calendar

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its annual calendar honoring the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working in the United States. TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest winner, Eebbers, is featured on the cover of the 2023 TSA Canine Calendar. TSA uses canines as part of its multi-layered security operations nationwide. These highly skilled dogs are trained to […]

The Changing Threat Landscape of Cyber Risk

Our latest Allianz risk report looks at today’s cyber risk landscape and the emerging threats posed by the growing reliance on cloud services, an evolving third-party liability landscape that means higher compensation and penalties, as well as the impact of a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. We found that ransomware and phishing scams are as active […]

Faces of Security: Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor from Carnegie Mellon University

“The No. 1 cybersecurity issue always is the human factor,” said Dr. Lorie Faith Cranor, whose work has had a major impact on industry standards. Cranor is Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon […]

Top Tips to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

When shopping online during the holiday season—or any time of year—always be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. Do your part to avoid becoming a scammer’s next victim. Every year, thousands of people become victims of holiday scams. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information, and, at the very […]

2022 Holiday Season Cyber Threat Trends for the Retail and Hospitality Industry

For the retail, hospitality, and travel community, the holiday season is the most intense time of year for persistent threats. From the beginning of October through the end of December, attempted cyberattacks expand in both scale and magnitude to match the rise in consumer traffic. To help provide cybersecurity professionals in consumer-facing businesses with information […]

How Security Professionals Can Combat Retail Crime

I have seen first-hand customers quickly pushing shopping carts full of unpaid merchandise out of a store’s door, purposefully not scanning all their items at self-checkout registers, and concealing merchandise and walking out without paying. Retail security professionals will certainly agree and understand that the issue of theft in retail stores is a constant struggle. […]