From the very beginnings of the Internet, people have been one of the most common and most targeted gaps for cyberattacks. Why? Because hackers know it is easier to hack an unaware person than it is to hack hardware and software. In fact, evidence reveals most ransomware attacks, were the result of phishing attacks where one or more unaware people were the gap that allowed the attack to succeed.
As cyberattacks continue to be more sophisticated, the costs, losses, liabilities, recovery, and other consequences associated with cyberattacks are soaring.
Cyber attackers are not only more sophisticated, but they are also constantly changing and adapting their strategies to expose gaps in your hardware, your software, and your people. And when it comes to attacking people gaps, cyber attackers are very good at piquing people’s curiosity with current and relevant topics (pandemic, politics, social issues, sports, world events, invoices, support, etc.) in their phishing, social engineering, and scamming attacks.
Once a cyberattack exposes your gaps, the attackers can:
- Steal your data to either use themselves for other attacks or release to the public
- Sell your data to the highest bidder, no matter who they are (even on the dark web)
- Use ransomware to encrypt your data and hold it for a ransom payment
- Numerous other unwanted and costly actions
What is the best way to keep ransomware and cyberattacks out?
Eliminate gaps with your people.
What is the best way to eliminate gaps with your people?
The Awareness & Accountability Vault (AAV) from Awareity.
The Awareness & Accountability Vault is the proven real-world game-changer and by far the best way to improve and maintain your people’s (employees, students, service providers, contractors, etc.) ongoing awareness of current attack methods, hacker strategies, and to eliminate those costly gaps with your people.
The Vault is NOT once a year or once a month training that people hate and just get through it to get it done.
The Vault is NOT tricking your people with fake phishing attacks that create more distrust than awareness.
The Vault WORKS because it empowers timely, ongoing awareness that creates accountability by eliminating the unawareness that leads to gaps with your people.
|Going Back to the Office||Your Password Is Expiring||Social Media Account Issues|
|Microsoft Invoice||Bank Account Hold||Coupon Scams|
|Organization Invoice||Credit Card Usage||Free Giveaways|
|Vendor Invoice||Olympics||Porn Threats|
|Emails in Quarantine||Super Bowl||Amazon Balance|
|Election Info||Super Bowl Commercials||Shipping/Delivery Notice|
|Covid-19 Health Info||World Cup||Celebrity News|
|COVID-19 Vaccine Info||Sporting Events||Politics|
|New Job Info||Earthquakes||Police Reform|
|Voicemail Info||Volcanos||Fake Charities|
|Your Account Is Expiring||Tragedies (as they occur)||Deep Fake Videos|
|Investment Scams||Housing Scams||Overdraft Notice Scam|
|Lottery Scams||IRS Scams||Student Loan Scams|
|Ticket Scams||Negative Public Records||Business Email Compromise|
|Census Scams||Court Appearance Scam||ID Theft|
|Fake Websites||Infected Attachments||Many Others|
How easy is it?
- Identify new and evolving cyberattacks impacting your organization or use resources like the one on the right.
- Identify articles and/or alerts you want to share.
- Save examples, articles, etc. as a PDF and upload to the Vault and reference current or new policies to increase awareness.
- Let the Vault do the rest and give you a real-time view of awareness at the individual level, similar to checking software update/version, to eliminate gaps with your people.