Anne Hart

Anne Hart

I have a strong technology administration, design, and training background and have joined Wizer as the Marketing Manager to help promote and offer free security awareness training across the globe.

Recent posts by Anne Hart

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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
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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
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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

 

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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

 


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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
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Social Distortion

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

 

Topics: cybersecurity "securityawareness" socialmediascams
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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