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6 Tips for an Effective Security Awareness Training Program

Security Awareness Training for employees is more crucial than ever. One could even argue that security “awareness” is just the first step in a company’s security culture, and that employees should be educated, motivated, and empowered to keep a company safe. In a world where the majority of cyber-attacks involve human error, employees need to know that they are the last line of defense, and that they are capable of stopping cyber attacks. 

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Introducing PsySec Advanced, Essentials, Deep Dives, and more.

In addition to our monthly phishing testing with point of infraction (POI) training, we’re now offering a new security awareness program to go alongside it to provide monthly security awareness training to all employees.

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Can You Spot a Phishing Email? Take our Quiz to Find Out!

Can you spot a phishing email? Take our new Phishing Test and find out! In case you missed it, we have a new interactive phishing test live on the website. The quiz contains screenshots of 10 emails, and your job is to determine whether they are real emails or phishing emails.

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Hook Security Announces Strategic Partnership with SendSafely

Hook Security, the first psychological security awareness training company, is announcing a new strategic partnership with SendSafely, an end-to-end encryption platform, to safely and securely deliver files and reporting to our customers.

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Why is Security Awareness Training Important?

Security Awareness Training is a very important and effective way to protect companies and their employees from social engineering and phishing attacks. ‍But what is Security Awareness Training? Hook Security defines it as an education program that teaches employees about security and phishing while creating best practices and good habits.

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5 Free MSP Marketing Tools You Should Be Using

MSP Marketing is changing. Not just because the current times we’re experiencing, but because of the way people find businesses and buy products these days. If you’ve read some of our other MSP Marketing blogs, you’ll notice we recommend using inbound marketing and content marketing, including blogs, video, social media, etc. to draw in customers.

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Conversation Hijacking

There is now a new sneaky phishing technique that is definitely on the rise. Its primary target is conversation hijacking attacks. These vicious attacks try to trick someone into unknowingly transfer money, install malware, or provide the attacker with valuable login credentials.

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Hook Security Expands Its Psychological Security Training

Hook Security, a psychological security awareness training company, released a new set of features to enhance their “PsySec” Security Awareness Training experience. At the end of each monthly phishing testing period, all email users will now receive an email notification with their test result, pass or fail, with an opportunity to watch that month's Point of Infraction (POI) training video.

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The Ultimate Guide to Where the "End Meeting" Button is on your Video Conferencing App

So, you've just wrapped up your remote meeting. Everyone is transitioning from not-quite-eye-contact to slightly delayed goodbyes. We all know what it sounds like: "O..k..ok...yep...see ya..ok..alright...goodbye everyone.."

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What you need to know

On Wednesday night, The President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law, making it the second bill passed this month designed to blunt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The U.S. Government might be sending money to its citizens. Here’s why that’s great for scammers.

The U.S. Government might be sending money to its citizens. Here’s why that’s great for scammers.With COVID-19 spreading rapidly across the world, it’s causing financial strain on many. There are reports that the US Government will possibly be sending money by check or direct deposit to American citizens. This would provide relief to many across America. However, it’s important to understand how scammers are getting ready to take advantage of this.

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7 Tips for Crafting a Strong Password

Passwords. Everyone has ‘em. We gotta have ‘em. Some security researchers imagine a world where passwords are eliminated, but for now they are all we have in terms of keeping accounts and information secure. Though you may think your password rocks, and you’re being kept safe by those little black dots hiding your password while you type, passwords are heavily exploited for a few reasons..

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Ransomware Attack Shuts Down US Gas Pipeline

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that an American natural gas facility was prompted to halt operations for two days after discovering it was infected with a commodity ransomware.

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Half Of The Organization In The US Were Targeted By Phishing Attacks In 2019

Despite all that many US companies have done to protect themselves against ransomware and phishing attacks, more than half of them fell victim in 2019. Hackers have worked hard to find new ways to gain unauthorized access to people's information.

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Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran falls prey to $400k BEC Attack

“Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran has been swindled out of just under $400,000 in an email phishing scam, according to People.

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How to Create a Security-Aware Culture in Your Company

We all know security is important. If you ask any employee of a company, they would most likely agree that keeping their company safe is important. But how deep does that opinion go? Is it important to them? Do their subconscious actions reflect that?

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5 ways to amp up your MSP Marketing Program

With everything going on in your business, taking the time to market your own company can easily fall by the wayside. While it may seem daunting, creating an effective MSP marketing strategy can completely change the way you approach new business. With the right tools in place, you may actually see that business start to approach you.

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Inbound Marketing for MSPs: The Ultimate Guide

With everything going on in your business, it’s very easy to neglect your own marketing. However, creating an effective inbound marketing strategy can completely change the way you attain new customers. With the right tools in place, you may actually see that business start to approach you.

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What is Security Awareness Training?

Security Awareness Training is the most effective way to protect companies and their employees from social engineering phishing attacks. But What is Security Awareness Training? Hook Security defines it as an education program that teaches employees about security and phishing while creating best practices and good habits.

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Selling Cybersecurity to SMBs [2020 Guide]

Selling cybersecurity products and services should be an easy sell to small-medium business clients. After all, they are the target of most ransomware attacks. But these services are often hard to get customer buy-in for a few reasons...

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Use This Trick to Get Your Next Client on LinkedIn

Running your managed services business takes up a lot of time, and when it comes to sales and marketing, sites like LinkedIn probably fall further down the list of priorities. However, today I want to share a simple tactic that takes little time and can produce big results.

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What is Spear Phishing?

Spear phishing is a targeted form of phishing. Phishing in turn is a form of fraud involving a threat actor masquerading as a trusted entity with the aim of acquiring sensitive information from an unsuspecting victim.

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Top 10 Ways Small Businesses Are Losing To Cybercrime

What is the biggest threat to business in 2019? Is it escalating trade wars, global economic meltdown, nuclear war, or perhaps environmental calamity? Try again. The biggest threat to business is cybercrime.

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