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  • How to Test the Security Savvy of Your Staff

    How do you know your employees retain what you teach them in company-required security awareness training? You don't -- unless you regularly test their security savvy and effectively address their mistakes during post-test follow-up sessions.

    Written by Kim Lindros and Ed Tittel24 Feb. 14 13:58
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  • How Social Analytics Can Improve Enterprise IT Efficiency

    VoloMetrix's enterprise analytics technology uses social engineering to let CIOs quickly identify bottlenecks and pain points in their organization. Using that data, they can better allocate time, energy and resources. The only catch is they have to mine employees email to get that data.

    Written by Sharon Florentine30 Aug. 13 17:13
  • Top 12 IT Security Stories of 2012

    The holidays are nearly here and 2012 is on the way out. It's time to reflect on some of the most popular security stories and tips of the year as we prepare for 2013.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud20 Dec. 12 17:20
  • Five things you need to know about social engineering

    Social engineering, the act of tricking people into giving up sensitive information, is nothing new. Convicted hacker Kevin Mitnick made a name for himself by cold-calling staffers at major U.S. companies and talking them into giving him information. But today's criminals are having a heyday using e-mail and social networks. A well-written phishing message or virus-laden spam campaign is a cheap, effective way for criminals to get the data they need.

    Written by Robert McMillan17 Dec. 09 03:47
  • 4 ways to catch a liar

    Most people lie, whether they're covering up something sinister or just embarrassed over a mistake. Research conducted a few years ago at the University of Massachusetts found that 60 percent of participants lied at least once during an observed 10-minute conversation.

    Written by Joan Goodchild28 July 09 01:03
  • Mind games: how social engineers win your confidence

    Social engineering and mind games expert Brian Brushwood has not come by his knowledge in the traditional manner of school or business training. Brushwood is the host of the Internet video series Scam School, a show he describes as dedicated to social engineering in the bar and on the street.

    Written by Joan Goodchild23 July 09 02:45

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