The importance of security awareness training for enterprise IT governance

(c)iStock.com/AndreyPopov Nowadays, security awareness training (SAT) is a top priority for organisations of all sizes. Thanks to SAT, management and employees can understand IT governance issues and control solutions as well as recognise concerns, understand their relevance and respond accordingly. Many companies invest heavily in cybersecurity education programs for employees to learn how to protect their computer and personal information and how to be aware of the many hacktivists and...

Security awareness and spear phishing: How to stay out of danger

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Have you ever received an e-mail that urges you to act quickly and provide your username and password, or one that asks for your birth date and Social Security number through a legitimate-looking (but fraudulent) website to verify your identity? How about a computer request to update your bank details and personal information with the warning that your account was compromised and might be closed if you do not comply?

The first instinct is to click on...