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A Prevention Gapidemic: Part One

May 2, 2014
Twenty-eight innocent students and staff members were killed in 44 U.S.A. school shootings in the 14 months following the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

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One Billion Reasons (Dollars) To Improve Information Security Awareness

In case you needed more reasons to continuously improve your organization’s information security awareness, does $1 BILLION lost to hackers since October 2013 get your attention? According to the FBI, corporate account takeover and business email fraud have resulted in $1 billion dollars lost since October 2013…and some of these losses have caused organizations to […]

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Southeast Community College Launches TIPS Prevention Platform: Empowering Students to Play Proactive Role in Campus Safety

Southeast Community College (SCC) has launched Awareity’s anonymous reporting and prevention platform, TIPS (Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services), allowing the campus community to confidentially report potentially harmful incidents, accidents or concerning behaviors and ensuring the appropriate campus personnel take immediate action. If someone is aware of conditions that adversely affect an SCC campus […]

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Cyber Attacks are on the rise and they are creating big problems and big expenses for organizations of all sizes and across most sectors. Organizations being hacked include some of the most recognized in their respective sector including the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the White House, Anthem, UCLA Health, JP Morgan, Target, Staples […]

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3 Significant LIABILITIES CREATED BY Your Student Records System…

What you don’t know about your Student Records System and FERPA…could cost you dearly! (and many others too!) CREATING MORE LIABILITIES is not exactly a “top priority” for most Administrators and Board members, but creating more liabilities is exactly what their Student Records System and their lack of awareness of FERPA could be doing. As […]

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6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention: Part 6

As mentioned in Part 5 of this blog series, there are 6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention, Awareness is step 1, Collecting the Dots is step 2, Assessing the Dots is step 3 and Connecting the Dots is step 4. Step 5 is Intervention & Monitoring and Step 6 is Preventing & Monitoring. What does […]

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6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention: Part 5

As mentioned in Part 4 of this blog series, there are 6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention, Awareness is step 1, Collecting the Dots is step 2 and Assessing the Dots is step 3. Step 4 is Connecting the Dots. What does Connecting the Dots involve? Connecting the Dots involves connecting “team members” (TAT, BIT, […]

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6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention: Part 4

As mentioned in Part 3 of this blog series, Awareness is the first step in the 6 Essential Steps to Proactive Prevention and Collecting the Dots is the second step. Step 3 is Assessing the Dots. What does Assessing the Dots involve? Assessing the Dots involves several important steps, roles, responsibilities and processes that should […]

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OSHA Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence

In 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than 23,000 significant injuries due to assault at work. More than 70 percent of these assaults were in healthcare and social service settings. Health care and social service workers are almost four times as likely to be injured as a result of violence than the average […]

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2015 Nebraska Schools of Banking – Fundamentals Presentation

2015 Nebraska Schools of Banking – Banking Fundamentals presentation, “Security in a Technological Age“ by Awareity’s President and CEO Rick Shaw. Presentation: Examines examples of information security/privacy risks Reviews technological, procedural and people related security issues faced by financial institutions Explores the latest technologies and threats with regard to information security and privacy Understands the […]

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Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report

The 2015 DBIR expands its investigation into nine common threat patterns and sizes up the effects of all types of data breaches, from small data disclosures to events that hit the headlines. Though the number of breaches per threat actor changes rather dramatically each year, the overall proportion attributed to external, internal, and partner actors […]

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