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The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why security training isn’t enough

The phrase “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” rings true today whenever we see someone whose misplaced confidence, despite incomplete understanding, leads them into trouble. Behavioral psychologists call this phenomenon the Dunning-Kruger effect, when people with a low level of knowledge dangerously overestimate their skill and make errors as a result. This effect partly…

Combat data breaches by using training and technology

Corporate data breaches are a big deal, and as data grows more valuable and regulations become stricter, it’s increasingly important to have the right mechanisms in place to prevent them. IBM’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach report found that the average cost of a breach in the U.S. was more than $8 million. Even…

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