6 strategies to talk security so users will actually listen

Getting users to follow good security practices is a real challenge. But if you understand why the message may not be getting across, you can change your approach and get real results, according to one expert. 

3 things every IT security training session needs

Training users isn’t easy. Heck, even finding the time to do it is difficult. But the security awareness they bring out of a session will pay off if it leads to smarter behavior online. 

The common thread in most successful attacks? Users

One of the largest annual studies of breaches and cybercrime has found attacks are getting more and more complicated, but most still succeed or fail from the biggest weak point in security: the end user.

It’s just science: Users don’t pay attention to security messages

Thanks to a recent study, scientists may have confirmed what those in IT have long known: Users will most likely ignore security prompts that pop up on their screens. 

Creating better passwords (that users can actually remember)

Just about every day there’s a news story that the age of passwords is almost over. Something – anything – more secure and easier to use is about to replace them once and for all. We won’t hold our breath. 

56% of users get no security, policy training

Users can be your greatest asset or your biggest vulnerability when it comes to protecting data. Surprisingly, many IT pros are more than OK with letting their users slide to the liability end of the scale. 

Here’s your opening: Users actually try to protect themselves online

It can sometimes seem like users are oblivious to online security threats. But a new survey shows that most are aware of the danger – and take some crucial steps to trying to protect themselves.