Gabriel Friedlander

Gabriel Friedlander

I founded get-wizer.com in early 2019 with a mission to make basic security awareness training free for everyone. Since then Wizer has been rapidly growing with over 3000 organization who signed up for our free training. And in 2020 we partnered with several local counties to offer free Citizen Training. We believe that in this day an age, security awareness should be a basic human skill.

Recent posts by Gabriel Friedlander

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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
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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
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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
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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"
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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
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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!

 

 

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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.

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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.