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Tim O'Connor

Why Medium-sized Companies Waste 80% of Their IT Security Budget

In 2008 I was involved in a research project that looked at the effectiveness of training IT...
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New Scam Alert + Easy to Share Information for Employees

For Security Awareness to be effective, it has to be a continuous effort based on current threats....
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The Biggest Security Awareness Misconceptions – Part 2

In part one of this blog, we reviewed the most common Security Awareness misconceptions, revealed...
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The Biggest Security Awareness Misconceptions – Part 1

There’s a conversation that has been playing on repeat about Security Awareness. It usually goes...
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How to Choose a Security Training Course

It’s undeniable—security training, whether on practices or products, is chock full of benefits....
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NEW Check Point Classes & Updates

As a Check Point Platinum Elite training partner, the team at Cadre is always working behind the...
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How to Develop an Effective Security Awareness Program

Security Awareness is well known for being the “best bang for the buck” out of all the risk...
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The Worst Things to Share on Social Media

As a business professional, why should you care what your employees post on social media? Even...
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The Latest Smart Phone Hacking Update

New security concern: Malware that can copy all the physical keys on your keychain! 
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Little-known Facts About Remote Worker Security that Could Damage Your Business

With the ongoing rush to transition staff to remote workers, great opportunities open for con...
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Five Tips to Ensure Your Company's Bluetooth Security Policies are Up to Date

Urban Legend Becomes Real Several years ago some reports came to information security experts from...
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6 Questions to Help You Hire & Evaluate Security Solution Providers

Cybercrime cost the global economy as much as $600 billion in 2017,(1) so unless your business and...
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An Insider's Guide to the FBI Cyber Security Briefing on Iran

Cadre’s manager of Knowledge Services, Tim O’Connor, was invited to an FBI Cyber Security briefing...
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The Fact and Fiction of the Business Risks Posed by IOT Devices

A casino hacked through an aquarium heater* sounds like fiction—but this recent headline news was...
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9 Questions You Should Ask When Considering Cloud-Based Tech

To paraphrase Zoolander, cloud-based technology is so hot right now. There are good reasons for...
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New Tools to Protect Credit Cards at Gas Stations But Who Gets to Use Them?

If you live in the U.S. and have ever noticed false charges on your credit card statement and had...
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New Advances Show Evil Hackers can use Cell Phone Apps to Capture your Information by Sound

Evil hackers and corporate spies have had the ability to record the loud tap-tap-tap of computer...
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Research Suggests Your Battery Might be the Key to Thwarting the World’s Most Elusive Malware

Micro-architectural attacks are arguably the most dangerous and difficult of all forms of systems...
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5 Mistakes Made In the Capital One Breach and How to Avoid Them

If an amateur hacker could bring down a Fortune 500 company, how can your company hope to avoid the...
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5 Starter Questions to Keep Your Smart Devices Secure

As the popularity of “smart homes” increases, new research continues to find concerns about the use...
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5 Lesser Known Impacts of Poor Security

You wouldn’t leave the doors to your business unlocked, would you? Of course you wouldn’t. In the...
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Surprise on the Dark Web Underscores Need to Understand Security Technology

Author: Tim O'Connor Impersonation, often called “spoofing” in information security lingo, is one...
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Security Trends and Takeaways for the Second Half of 2019

So much has happened in terms of information security and breaches in 2018 that it can be a little...
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The Shadow Cloud Knows

Author: Tim O'Connor You may have heard of “Shadow IT”. Shadow IT is the term that describes when...
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New Research Finds Flaws in Perceived Cyber Security; Visual Clues Sometimes Help

Author: Tim O'Connor Encouraging employees to improve their security hygiene can feel like an...
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Why Security Won’t be the Reason You Succeed, but may be the Reason You Fail

At Cadre, we like to say that security isn’t the reason your company succeeds, but it could be the...
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5 Ways to be Sure You’re not Over- or Under-Solving for Security

Remember the story of Goldilocks breaking into the three bears’ cottage and wreaking havoc?...
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Grab-n-Go Baldr Malware: A Stunning New Type of Malware

A revolutionary new type of malware toolset is starting to show up in dark web hacking forums. The...
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Why the Citrix Breach Happened and 6 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Company

What happened? Citrix, an American software company, disclosed a security breach in which hackers...
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Did we miss China’s Quantum Sputnik?

Author: Tim O'Connor On October 4, 1957 the Sputnik 1 satellite woke up the world and launched (pun...
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Security Awareness Training FAQs

We receive a number of questions regarding security awareness training. Below are some common...
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5 Things to keep in mind when Implementing a Security Awareness Program

What are the 5 most important things to keep in mind when implementing a security awareness...
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Cadre’s Security Awareness Services Meet Requirements for Major Compliance Standards

Cadre’s Security Awareness class, course design and consulting services are now able to meet...
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Honoring the Code Talker, Alfred Newman

Author: Tim O'Connor This piece is honoring the hero, Alfred Newman. Alfred Newman passed away...
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Your ISP Potentially Knows EVERYTHING that you do through your Internet Connection

Q. Who knows more about your internet use then Facebook, Amazon or even your browser? A. Your ISP...
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How to Legally Practice Social Engineering

Social Engineering is without question the most powerful and successful hacker skill of all time,...
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Should we Fear the Amazon Echo or Other Smart Speakers in our Home?

Author: Tim O’Connor I am a cyber security professional and when I tell some of my peers that I...
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