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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 3 – Explore. Experience. Share

We’re into the third week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). In the last two weeks, we have covered How to Manage Your Digital Shadow and Lesser Known Phishing Tactics. Changing the tempo for a bit, this week, Chris and Xue will bring to fore their experiences working in the cybersecurity industry. Having both coming […]

3 Lesser-Known but Common Phishing Tactics & Steps for Mitigation

Welcome to Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)’ (now a ReliaQuest company) second installment of our National Cyber Security Awareness Month-themed blogs! You can go back and read last week’s blog about how to protect your digital shadow, but this week’s blog is all about phishing. With any luck, I won’t need to make you aware of […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 4 – Privacy

This week in Brussels, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook somewhat surprisingly castigated how personal data is handled by businesses and organizations. Aside from praising Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and calling for similar measures to be brought to the U.S., Cook warned of how our data was being “weaponized against us with military efficiency”. […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 3 – Recognize Cyber Scams

This week we move onto theme three of Cyber Security Month: recognize cyber scams. The important point here is that you do not have to be technical to recognize a cyber security scam. In this blog I’ll cover some simple security practices that will make you cyber savvy in no time. What should I look […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 2 – Aiming for Apprenticeships

This week’s theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is based around encouraging ‘students and others to seek highly fulfilling cybersecurity careers’. I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about my experience here at Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) over the past two years as an apprentice.   Why university degrees aren’t […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 1 – Credential Hygiene

It’s the opening week of the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (U.S.) and Cyber Security Month (Europe). While good security shouldn’t be something we only think about on one month of the year, it’s a good opportunity to educate the general public about the importance of information security. For practitioners and organizations, it’s also […]

Women in Security: Where We Are And Where We Need To Go

Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Katherine Johnson, Radia Perlman—some of history’s greatest technical minds have been women. However, since the mid-1980s, there has been a devastating decline in the number of female computer science and engineering graduates. This is even more clearly reflected in the modern workforce—especially within Information Security.   Source: Pixabay While women make up nearly […]

Simple Steps to Online Safety

On the heels of some very high-profile and disturbing data breaches, this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month is timely. This October comes after the announcements of major data breach announcements from Equifax, Deloitte and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and with the increased publicity and impact of social media, the attention and respect that cyber […]

Gearing Up For National Cyber Security Awareness Month

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I’m probably not the only one that’s pleased to see the back of September. The cinders of Equifax breach continue to fall into October and, irrespective of the identities of the actors behind the breach, the impact of the exposed 143 million Social Security Numbers will […]