1 min read

We Have SCORM!

By Anne Hart on Oct 29, 2020 10:08:42 PM

Are you a Boost customer that already has a Learning Management System (LMS)? We have you covered. The training we offer in our app in English and other languages can be customized just for you in a gorgeous SCORM package!

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" SCORM LMS
4 min read

Scam Alert! Unemployment

By Anne Hart on Oct 13, 2020 5:10:26 PM

Unemployment rates may be at an all time low but Unemployment SCAMS are not! Criminals are targeting people at a vulnerable point and they are doing it in multiple ways. Here’s what they are doing:

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" jobscams unemploymentscams
8 min read

Security Awareness Remastered

By Anne Hart on Oct 7, 2020 9:00:00 PM

Say what? That's right...Wizer has taken it's ever so popular Security Awareness Training and updated it with all new, relatable, and hottest security awareness content just for YOU!

So...what's so great about it anyway?

It's About All Of Us

Most Security Awareness Training solely focuses on keeping a company safe but at Wizer, we understand that the people that make the company and their behavior is the most important. Afterall, they ARE your first line of defense against cyber attacks. Cater to the people, change their behavior, and the company is safer! Everyone is happy! 

To accomplish this, we have remastered our Security Awareness Training to keep your employees engaged and aware. Take a look!

 

 

What's included In This Training?

We've selected the hottest cyber security topics to raise Security Awareness for you and your employees at work and at home. Here's the list...

Common Scams

Training starts with understanding the most common scams that are targeting all of us. 

QR Code Scams are becoming more relevant as people are dining out more during the pandemic. Restaurants are using the codes so that patrons don't have to touch the menus.

With many people working from
home, Tech Support Scams are becoming more advanced and popular again.

Gift Cards? No way would someone ever ask you to purchase gift cards with your own money yet people are getting scammed by emails that ask them to do just that! 

 

PROTECT YOURSELF

Providing training that caters to your employees' personal lives lets them know you care. Of course they want to protect themselves. In turn, they will gain the understanding and start thinking of protecting their company while changing their behaviors!

Two Factor Authentication may seem like a big pain to some people but it exists for a reason. Here, your employees can understand the reasons behind it and make sure their accounts are secure.

Criminals are blindly targeting accounts and resetting the password and then calling unsuspecting victims claiming to be the company while asking them to verify the "code they just sent." It's way too easy to get caught up in this one which is why we've added training on Verification Codes.


PROTECT YOUR COMPANY

Once your employees understand common scams and how to protect themselves, they are ready to Protect the Company.

Phishing Attacks are the most common way a company or employee gets compromised! Phishing emails are looking more legit every day so it's important to understand what to look out for.

Wire Fraud, or BEC attacks, happen far too often. In our videos, we explain what it is and how to avoid it.

Everyone's favorite topic, Choosing Strong Passwords...It's definitely something that employees cringe when they even hear about it. However, we've created a short video and have a great idea on how they can create a strong password that is really easy to remember!

 

Download our
Quick Reference Guide
for more details.


 

 

 

 

"Must See" Videos

Take a quick look at some of our popular security awareness training videos.

Avoiding QR Codes Scams



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Is Privacy A Myth?

 

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Avoiding BEC Attacks

 

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all new quizzes...ready for a challenge?

Get your thinking caps on and get ready for all new questions and scenarios to test your Security Awareness knowledge! We've included three quizzes that cover all of the cyber security topics across three categories which include Common Scams, Protect Yourself, and Protect Your Company.

 

Head over to the Wizer Admin app and start Security Awareness Remastered today! Oh, and in case you forgot, here is the Quick Reference Guide to the training!


Maybe you have a great idea for a new video or would like to give us feedback on these ones. If so, send us an email to community@wizer-training.com

Looking for training on how to become a pro at using the Wizer Platform? Head over to the Wizer Academy for quick video tutorials that will optimize your experience

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" wizertraining new features wizervideos
3 min read

New Wizer Videos For September

By Anne Hart on Sep 11, 2020 12:39:44 PM

The Wizer Team has been busy behind the scenes creating even more short and to the point security awareness videos for you to enjoy. Take a look at our most recent and don't forget, sharing is caring!

Now, for the moment you've been waiting for...

is this true love?

 
 
Is it true love or are you dating a scammer?  This is probably the worst type of scam.
Not only do they steal from you, but for many victims it was real love.
It’s traumatizing and some victims will never truly recover…
 
 

please, please verify...then trust.

 

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They always want to VERIFY us… it’s time for us to verify THEM!!! Exploiting trust is the mother of all scams, if only we could get into the habit of verifying before trusting life would be so much better…

 


from one in a million to one in one

 

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How do people unintentionally become a direct target of a cyber attack? Cyber criminals are incentivized to steal from us, however many people are not incentivized to defend themselves.



is privacy a myth?

 


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At the end of the day, privacy is achieved mostly through behavior (and a little bit of technology), and that is why we should educate our kids as early as first grade…
So, is privacy a myth and will we ever get it back?

 


Maybe you have a great idea for a new video or would like to give us feedback on these ones. If so, send us an email to community@wizer-training.com

Looking for training on how to become a pro at using the Wizer Platform? Head over to the Wizer Academy for quick video tutorials that will optimize your experience!

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" wizertraining newfeatures new features wizervideos
2 min read

New Feature: Wizer Stories

By Anne Hart on Sep 3, 2020 5:39:09 PM

LinkedIn...Twitter...Reddit...All of these social sites have many great discussions in the Cyber Security Community...however, they hardly reach the everyday person. The problem has now been solved!

Topics: "securityawareness" securityrss wizer-training
2 min read

Keeping you safe with brand new videos!

By Anne Hart on Aug 20, 2020 10:43:21 AM

The Wizer Team has been busy behind the scenes creating even more short and to the point security awareness videos for you to enjoy. Take a look at our most recent and don't forget, sharing is caring!

Now, for the moment you've been waiting for...

Verify. Then Trust

 

 Share With a Friend

It's been drilled into our heads for years. Trust but Verify. BUT HOLD ON JUST A SECOND! What's wrong with this picture? Why in the world would we ever want to trust and then verify? I certainly wouldn't trust my nephew had his driver's license and tell him he could borrow the car. What am I supposed to do, wait until he gets back to see if he actually has his license...or worse...wait until he gets into a fender bender?

I don't think so. 

So...we're changing it. Forget what you've learned. Its Verify. Then Trust. Watch the video above to find out more and then go tell everyone that they've been doing it wrong this whole time. 


Mobile App Security

 

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If you're going to continue to add really cool apps to your mobile devices, you'll want to continue to update your security awareness for them. It just doesn't get any easier than that. Here's the math:

New Apps, updates, and features = New problems and risks for your cyber well being.


Privacy

 


Share With a Friend

Are you sharing too much online? Which things are okay to share and which things are not? The more we share, the more we need to invest in our defense but the best way is to share less. 


Maybe you have a great idea for a new video or would like to give us feedback on these ones. If so, send us an email to community@wizer-training.com

Looking for training on how to become a pro at using the Wizer Platform? Head over to the Wizer Academy for quick video tutorials that will optimize your experience!

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" wizertraining newfeatures new features wizervideos
5 min read

The Basics & Essentials of Cyber Security Insurance

By Paul Ferrillo on Jul 10, 2020 3:29:34 PM

We've asked lots of questions to an esteemed panel of professionals in the Cyber Insurance Sector and we got all kinds of wonderful answers. I literally wish that my auto insurance worked like Cyber Insurance! But, where do we go from here? Paul Ferillo, Partner, at McDermott, Will, & Emery answers the questions on everyone's mind and provides a detailed look on The Basics and Essentials of Cyber Security Insurance.

Topics: "securityawareness" cybersecurityliability cyberinsurance cyber security coverage howdoescyberinsurancework
2 min read

What the Heck is DevSecOps?

By Gabriel Friedlander on Jun 25, 2020 8:29:20 AM

We rely on apps for everything. Therefore, it just make sense to develop secure code. So why is is so hard for us all to get along…this is something Dev, Sec AND Ops should be working on together.

Topics: "securityawareness" devsecops developers
3 min read

Social Distortion

By Anne Hart on Jun 19, 2020 3:21:07 PM

 

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" socialmediascams
4 min read

Real Fake Tech Support - Beyond Pop-ups

By Anne Hart on Jun 16, 2020 2:58:16 PM

Most of us are familiar with those annoying alarming pop ups that come up telling us something is wrong with our computer or that we have a virus and to call “this” number for help. Because we all know this old trick, cyber criminals have come up with even more ways to try and fool us.

1. The Real Fake Website - Have you ever accidentally mistyped the name of a website and ended up on a real website anyway? This is probably the easiest ones cyber criminals rely on since it is so easy for all of us to make this mistake. Here’s how it works:

You’re trying to contact the Geek Squad from Best Buy and visit their site by typing,
Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" creditcardscams
13 min read

Popular Apps Kids Use, the Risks, and How to be More Secure

By Anne Hart on Jun 10, 2020 12:53:47 PM

Kids today are way ahead of the game when it comes to using the latest technology. So, how can we make sure they are safe? It starts with cyber security awareness and knowing where our kids are going online. 

The Wizer team has been researching the most popular apps kids are using today, looking at the risks of each one, and figuring out ways to help maximize the safety of your precious children! 

Topics: "securityawareness" "cybersecuritytraining" kidsonlinesafety kidscybersecuritytraining
1 min read

Our Gift to YOU! Security Awareness on Gift Card Scams

By Anne Hart on Jun 2, 2020 4:53:36 PM

Ahhh gift cards, the easy, no hassle way to give a gift that the recipient can purchase what they desire, yet another way that cyber criminals are taking advantage of unsuspecting people. Did you know that the most popular wish list item is a gift card? 

Topics: "securityawareness" "cybersecuritytraining" giftcardfraud
1 min read

Check the Check

By Anne Hart on Jun 2, 2020 4:47:13 PM

Ever had that moment when splitting up a bill with friends and you end up paying $75 for a $15 salad? Well, a fake check scam is similar but you wind up without the salad. Here's how it works:

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" "cybersecuritytraining" fakecheckscam
2 min read

Elderly Scams No More!

By Anne Hart on Jun 2, 2020 4:42:29 PM

A long time ago, I “politely” asked some dude (who was not disabled) to move his car out of the handicap parking space that my grandfather needed. True story! Honestly, nobody messes with my family, no way, no how! My guess is that you feel the same way about your parents and grandparents. All of us at Wizer do!

Let’s face it, the older generation isn’t as great as we are when it comes to technology which also means they lack information security training. Give them a break, they went almost their entire lives without it! Can you imagine?

Well, cyber criminals know this too. It’s not rocket science to figure out. You guessed it, grandma is a vulnerable target. Picture this…

Grandma just learned how to use Gmail! (Way to go grandma!) She gets an email regarding her social security check that she is waiting for. She opens the message and a nice gentleman named Bob from The Social Security Office of Google promises her he can get her funds to her by tomorrow! Grandma is filled with joy that someone is being so nice! She really needs to get to the craft store so she can finish making her new grandbaby a blanket. 

There’s only one catch so that grandma can get her social security check faster, she needs to give Bob her banking information so that he can “do what he needs to do.”

Grandma just lost her life savings. No baby blanket, no holiday gifts, no bingo night with the ladies. By contacting the Social Security Administration Office and verifying Bob's email address and phone number, Grandma may have been able to avoid losing all of her money. Here are some common scams and things everyone can do to avoid them:

  • If you get an unexpected phone call from a family member asking to wire money or give personal information, hang up and call the number in your phonebook.

  • Always consult with your doctor and only purchase from official websites that you are familiar with.

  • If any antivirus popup shows up urging you to call Microsoft, it’s a scam! Don’t click on any link or call any number, just close the browser.

  • Gift cards cannot be used to pay court fines, taxes, or medicine.

  • Government entities ”never“ call people and demand payment.

  • Don’t do business with anyone that just shows up at your door, and neverpay in advance. Always wait until all of the work is complete.

  • You're a winner! The catch is, in order to receive your prize you will need to send money for taxes, shipping, or processing fees. Verify the company and phone number this came from. 

We’re here to defend all the grandmas and grandpas out there and have a special security awareness training video just for you and them! As a bonus, we have a free downloadable guide that you can find here!

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" elderlyscams socialsecurityfraud
1 min read

Security Awareness Training For Job Hunters

By Anne Hart on May 29, 2020 8:05:51 PM

We all know the painstaking process of finding a job. It’s time consuming and it takes a lot of rewriting your resume and cover letter to match a job description, filling out online applications, waiting for phone calls, trying to schedule interviews….uhhhh need I say more? It’s frustrating sometimes but it’s something we all have to do at some point. 

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" jobscam hiring
2 min read

Animal Crossing: Your Happy Island or a Cyber Criminal's Paradise?

By Anne Hart on May 29, 2020 7:55:18 PM

Why do the cyber criminals want to ruin the best game ever invented? Okay, so I might be biased but Animal Crossing is the most fun and relaxing game in the universe! Nintendo couldn’t have released it at a better time during this pandemic. I mean, their latest console is literally sold out everywhere, unless of course you want to pay double or triple the price for one. Even politician Tim Watts from Australia went public and told parents to go out and get this game. Daniel Luu, a 25-year-old software engineer from Maryland, woke up one morning to find hundreds of thousands of people scouring his newly launched website Nookazon, a secondary online marketplace for Animal Crossing players. But, all of this doesn’t come without a few risks...

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" animalcrossing animalcrossingnintendo newhorizons
2 min read

Why DOES a Nation State Want to Hack MY Company?

By Gabriel Friedlander on May 26, 2020 9:05:55 PM


Topics: cybersecurity "coronavirus" cyberattack
1 min read

Sunday Crossword...

By Chris on May 10, 2020 12:30:28 AM

Hello all,

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" "security" "informationsecurity" crossword Puzzle
2 min read

Recorded webinar: Securing telehealth

By Gabriel Friedlander on May 5, 2020 9:58:32 AM

Wow… that was a great session!

Topics: cybersecurity Healthcare Telehealth
1 min read

New Videos just in time!

By Anne Hart on Apr 29, 2020 3:01:29 PM

The Wizer Team has been busy behind the scenes creating even more short and to the point security awareness videos for you to enjoy. Take a look at our most recent and don't forget, sharing is caring!

 

But seriously, can I? The Coronavirus is being used to reel in unsuspecting victims and tricking them into clicking on bad links and in some cases, getting money! So far, I have been promised that I can lose 10 lbs quickly and feed my cat for just $1.00.

Remember, if it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is. The best thing you can do, is get ahead of them by equipping ourselves with fabulous knowledge on what to look out for. Click on the video and in just a little over a minute, we'll show you how.

 

Nothing says you love your parents and grandparents more than a video to show them how much you care about their online safety. Unfortunately, scammers are targeting them during the pandemic. Watch  to see how they're doing it. 


 

Calling all Help Desk, Customer Service, and Call Center Stars...that's right, you're important. 
Did you know that not every caller actually needs help and that some of them are out to gain access to your customers' accounts? 


Maybe you have a great idea for a new video or would like to give us feedback on these ones. If so, send us an email to community@wizer-training.com

Looking for training on how to become a pro at using the Wizer Platform? Head over to the Wizer Academy for quick video tutorials that will optimize your experience!

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" wizertraining newfeatures new features wizervideos
2 min read

Learning How Government Supports Teleworking

By Anne Hart on Apr 13, 2020 7:48:35 PM

This was honestly the best and most interesting webinar I have ever witnessed. As a Michigan resident in Oakland County, I feel much safer knowing the steps that my government is taking to keep things running smoothly.

Topics: "work from home" "securityawareness" "informationsecurity" securityawarenesstraining government
1 min read

What's New in the Wizer Platform?

By Anne Hart on Mar 27, 2020 3:01:02 PM

We are constantly using suggestions and feedback to continously improve your Wizer experience. We've added some cool new features that we know you're going to love! You can find them both in the Training section of the Admin Console.

RECURRING TRAINING

In just a few clicks, you can make a training campaign recur annually for your users. Additionally, any new user added will be automatically be assigned any recurring training and will need to retake that training 1 year from the time they were added to the platform.


aWARENESS CALENDAR

Keep users engaged in Security Awareness by having them complete short trainings each month that are specially curated based on social trends. Did you know that Bad Grammar day is in March or that February is a great time to learn that Nobody Loves You On the Internet? All you need to do to get your calendar going is turn it on!  View a quick demo here.

 

Be sure to subscribe above so that you can be the first to know when new features are released and if you have any questions or feedback, we'd love to hear from you. Send us a quick email to community@wizer-training.com

Looking for training on how to become a pro at using the Wizer Platform? Head over to the Wizer Academy for quick video tutorials that will optimize your experience!

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" wizertraining newfeatures new features
5 min read

Work From Home Security Guide

By Gabriel Friedlander on Mar 26, 2020 4:31:07 PM

Like many others, you may have been caught off guard by the Coronavirus and your entire team is now required to work from home. I posted the following question on LinkedIn:

Topics: "work from home" cybersecurity "securityawareness" "WFH" "security" "covid19" "coronavirus" "informationsecurity"
1 min read

Nobody loves you on the internet...

By Gabriel Friedlander on Feb 10, 2020 9:24:01 PM

I created this get-wizer.com video in the spirit of Valentine Day’s :)

There are people that come to work everyday seat in a cubicle and try to scam people! And they are good at what they do. So if you think you stumbled across and amazing deal online, remember that if it too good to be true it probably is. And, no matter what, if you get an unexpected phone call never give any personal information. There is no time-bomb ticking, and if you are unsure, hang up the phone and obtain the official phone number and call back.

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The Quick Guide to Prevent Senior Citizen Scams

By Gabriel Friedlander on Jan 30, 2020 8:02:32 PM

Scammers do not discriminate, they are constantly looking for easy prey, and have no heartache scamming senior people out of their entire life savings. I crowdsourced this article from comments on a post I recently posted on LinkedIn.

Topics: Senior Scam
4 min read

Kids/Teens Cyber Security DO's and DON'Ts

By Gabriel Friedlander on Jan 6, 2020 8:50:03 PM

 

 

This quick guide is based on get-wizer.com back to school security awareness videos. I tried to keep it short due to the short attention span of the younger generation. I believe that incorporating home and family security awareness is important in developing a security culture. So feel free to share with others or with your co-workers.

DO NOT SIGNUP FOR FREE PREMIUM ACCOUNTS, GAME TOKENS, SKINS OR WEAPONS

This is phishing! Hackers will capture your password, steal the account or your identity. It's crazy that YouTube is promoting Ads that trick kids into giving up personal information, go figure... 🤦‍♂️ They should know that V-Bucks generators are scams. These scams promise free v-bucks (Fortnight currency), they are either phishing links or malware.

 

 

BEWARE OF FAKE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

Hackers can create social media accounts with the same name and thumbnail of your favorite YouTuber... Can you spot the difference between the Real Account and the Fake Account? Apparently YouTube and many other social media platforms allow duplicate user names and thumbnails. So obviously scammers take advantage of that to post phishing links. Phishing links are everywhere... not just emails. YouTubers are today's celebrities and kids will easily click on a "suggestion" made by a YouTuber they follow... That is why raising security awareness is so important.

 

IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT PROBABLY IS

Hackers often use Ads that promote huge discounts. These are scams. One of my friend’s instagram account was hacked a few days ago. The hackers posted this fake Ray-Ban Ad that points to a phishing site. 

 

 

ENABLE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION WHEREVER POSSIBLE

This prevents hackers from accessing your account remotely even if they know your password. 

 

 

DO NOT REUSE THE SAME PASSWORD FOR ALL ACCOUNTS

If you’re using the same password for different websites, then all of your accounts are at risk!

 

USE STRONG PASSWORDS

Use a phrase as your password, the longer the better.

 

SEXTING IS ILLEGAL! INCLUDING SENDING OR KEEPING PICTURES

These nude photos are considered child pornography, whether they include a face or not!

 

 

5 min read

Security guide for early stage startups. You know, those with no funding or just seed money

By Gabriel Friedlander on Jan 5, 2020 11:04:42 PM

This cybersecurity guide is for early-stage startups. In many cases, these types of startups use freelancers and remote developers they have never physically met. Remote workers probably use their own laptops, and you are likely unaware of their working location. For all you know, they may be working from a coffee shop while connected to public Wifi without a VPN, firewall, or anti-virus. Additionally, their machine may not even be patched. Yes, resources are limited; however, moving fast without even basic security is asking for trouble.

3 min read

How to Successfully Implement a Security Awareness Program

By Gabriel Friedlander on Jan 5, 2020 10:10:23 AM

Your comments were a treasure trove!!! I summarized them and created this crowdsourced quick guide on “How to Successfully Implement a Security Awareness Program”.  

I really liked how this turned out and I am planning to share it with all get-wizer.com customers. I believe that a true solution cannot be based only on technology...

Here’s the link to the original post 

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/gabrielfriedlander_informationsecurity-securityawareness-cybersecurity-activity-6613107442152722432-hEn-

So, let's get started...

It All Starts With Onboarding…

It’s crucial to instill the importance of security from the very beginning. New hires are often targeted by cyber criminals because they don’t know many co-workers and are more likely to follow direction from someone who pretends to be an executive.