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CFISA: Security Awareness Training #cyber #security #awareness #month

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Our Information Security Awareness course is designed to help businesses and organizations educate employees to reduce risk and protect company resources and information.
Course includes:
• 14 lessons
• 2 quiz questions at the end of each lesson
• Certificate upon completion

$19.95 Individual Pricing

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Our PCI-DSS course is designed to help businesses and organizations comply with the PCI-DSS employee security awareness training requirements.
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• 15 lessons
• 2 quiz questions at the end of each lesson
• Certificate upon completion

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Our InfragardAwareness Security Awareness course is designed to help businesses and organizations educate employees to reduce risk and protect company resources and information.
Course includes:
• 14 lessons
• 100-question certification exam
• Certificate upon completion

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Cybercrime is the fastest growing crime in the world. Every day businesses are being attacked. Your employees are your first line of defense against these crimes. Security awareness training helps to reduce the risk and reminds your employees of security best practices. Security awareness training is needed to insure your employees understand the policies and procedures of your organization.
Cyber security awareness training provides online computer based training (CBT) that will effectively educate employees to reduce risk. All training includes important work and home security best practices. For businesses and organizations of all sizes, we strive to provide a reasonably priced version of the course that will always deliver an excellent value for our customers.
CFISA security awareness training blends a mixture of multi-media content along with narration and quizzing to keep your employees involved and engaged. We have several options including a branded hosted LMS course to help ensure our security awareness training matches with your corporate identity and tracks employee participation in the lessons.
Don’t wait until there is a hacking incident to train your employees. It is time to implement this important security awareness training course to help protect your business and organization.
We will be happy to discuss options on our flexible course branding and customization plans, as well as our options for training courses that go beyond employee security awareness training. Our goal is to help you insure that the security awareness training experience is valuable and worthwhile! We also help employees learn how to protect themselves and their families at home.
CFISA also offers in-person onsite security awareness training that is a proven way to directly connect with your employees. The CFISA in-person presentation will help to add credibility to your security awareness training program and encourage employee participation.
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Sleep Paralysis Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes #sleep, #paralysis, #sleep #paralysis, #paralyzed, #paralyze, #isp, #isolated, #types,

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Sleep Paralysis

Is Sleep Paralysis a Symptom of a Serious Problem?

Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to deep underlying psychiatric problems.

Over the centuries, symptoms of sleep paralysis have been described in many ways and often attributed to an “evil” presence: unseen night demons in ancient times, the old hag in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. and alien abductors. Almost every culture throughout history has had stories of shadowy evil creatures that terrify helpless humans at night. People have long sought explanations for this mysterious sleep -time paralysis and the accompanying feelings of terror.

What Is Sleep Paralysis?

Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, you may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking. Sleep paralysis may accompany other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is an overpowering need to sleep caused by a problem with the brain’s ability to regulate sleep.

When Does Sleep Paralysis Usually Occur?

Sleep paralysis usually occurs at one of two times. If it occurs while you are falling asleep, it’s called hypnagogic or predormital sleep paralysis. If it happens as you are waking up, it’s called hypnopompic or postdormital sleep paralysis.

What Happens With Hypnagogic Sleep Paralysis?

As you fall asleep, your body slowly relaxes. Usually you become less aware, so you do not notice the change. However, if you remain or become aware while falling asleep, you may notice that you cannot move or speak.

What Happens With Hypnopompic Sleep Paralysis?

During sleep, your body alternates between REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. One cycle of REM and NREM sleep lasts about 90 minutes. NREM sleep occurs first and takes up to 75% of your overall sleep time. During NREM sleep, your body relaxes and restores itself. At the end of NREM, your sleep shifts to REM. Your eyes move quickly and dreams occur, but the rest of your body remains very relaxed. Your muscles are “turned off” during REM sleep. If you become aware before the REM cycle has finished, you may notice that you cannot move or speak.


Who Develops Sleep Paralysis?

Up to as many as four out of every 10 people may have sleep paralysis. This common condition is often first noticed in the teen years. But men and women of any age can have it. Sleep paralysis may run in families. Other factors that may be linked to sleep paralysis include:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Sleep schedule that changes
  • Mental conditions such as stress or bipolar disorder
  • Sleeping on the back
  • Other sleep problems such as narcolepsy or nighttime leg cramps
  • Use of certain medications. such as those for ADHD
  • Substance abuse

How Is Sleep Paralysis Diagnosed?

If you find yourself unable to move or speak for a few seconds or minutes when falling asleep or waking up, then it is likely you have isolated recurrent sleep paralysis. Often there is no need to treat this condition.

Check with your doctor if you have any of these concerns:

  • You feel anxious about your symptoms
  • Your symptoms leave you very tired during the day
  • Your symptoms keep you up during the night

Your doctor may want to gather more information about your sleep health by doing any of the following:

  • Ask you to describe your symptoms and keep a sleep diary for a few weeks
  • Discuss your health history, including any known sleep disorders or any family history of sleep disorders
  • Refer you to a sleep specialist for further evaluation
  • Conduct overnight sleep studies or daytime nap studies to make sure you do not have another sleep disorder

How Is Sleep Paralysis Treated?

Most people need no treatment for sleep paralysis. Treating any underlying conditions such as narcolepsy may help if you are anxious or unable to sleep well. These treatments may include the following:

  • Improving sleep habits — such as making sure you get six to eight hours of sleep each night
  • Using antidepressant medication if it is prescribed to help regulate sleep cycles
  • Treating any mental health problems that may contribute to sleep paralysis
  • Treating any other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy or leg cramps

What Can I Do About Sleep Paralysis?

There’s no need to fear nighttime demons or alien abductors. If you have occasional sleep paralysis, you can take steps at home to control this disorder. Start by making sure you get enough sleep. Do what you can to relieve stress in your life — especially just before bedtime. Try new sleeping positions if you sleep on your back. And be sure to see your doctor if sleep paralysis routinely prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on October 16, 2016


American Academy of Sleep Medicine: “Sleep Paralysis.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Ask the Sleep Expert: Sleep Parasomnias;” “Sleep Paralysis;” “Topics A to ZZZZs: Narcolepsy;” and “What Happens When You Sleep?”

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End user security awareness training #end #user #security #awareness #training

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End-User Security Awareness Training

About This Project

The SCIPP EUSA Certificate Program “provides end-users with the world s most up-to-date, internationally-recognized, effective, and efficient security awareness program for end-users of organizational enterprise networks.”

The End User Security Awareness course is a non-technical awareness course which designed as an informative, non-technical, and highly effective online-course. It covers the top 10 security issues in which enterprise end-users jeopardize information assets and the systems that are used to protect, process, store and transmit corporate data.

Course Format: Computer-Based Training
Course Materials: 41 Slide PPT. Optional 10 Q Pre-Assessment and a mandatory 15 Q Post-Assessment

All content is based on the SCIPP GAP (Generally Accepted Practices) – a compendium of best business practices aligned with the ISO 27001 standard and other industry “common bodies of knowledge”

  • Incident Reporting
  • Access Controls
  • Malicious code
  • Internet Communications
  • Asset Management
  • Human Resource Security
  • Physical and Environmental Security
  • Social Engineering
  • Business Continuity Management

What will you learn?

  • What computer security is and why it is important at American Data Technology (e.g. confidentiality, integrity and availability)
  • Ways that unscrupulous people and programs try to trick people into revealing information (e.g. phishing, pharming and social engineering)
  • Mistakes people make that put private information at risk (e.g. passwords, back-ups, spyware, malware, and installing non-approved programs)
  • Making sure information resources are available when needed and not accessible to unauthorized people. (e.g. storing and transmitting sensitive data)
  • Ways to protect themselves from unwanted communications (e.g. spam, e-mail security, and hoaxes)
  • The dangers of not securing data stores (e.g. laptop / desktop security and physical protection of assets)
  • Easy communication is not always safe or ethical communication (e.g. file sharing and instant messaging)


KEYW Corporation To Acquire SIEM Vendor Sensage for up to $34 #sensage #acquired,keyw,siem,cybersecurity,services,intelligence,awareness

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Cybersecurity services firm KEYW Corporation (NASDAQ: KEYW ) announced after the bell on Thursday that it would acquire Sensage, Inc. . a Redwood City, California-based provider of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and event data warehousing solutions, in a cash and stock deal valued at up to $34.5 million.

KEYW, which mainly caters to the defense and intelligence community, is looking to expand its commercial customer base and sees Sensage’s SIEM solutions, technology, and team as an important part of “Project G”, a cyber awareness and response platform that KEYW is preparing to launch.

“Sensage brings advanced cyber intelligence technology and an executive team with extensive commercial product experience that is highly relevant to bringing Project G to general availability early next year,” said Leonard Moodispaw, CEO and President of KEYW Corporation.

“Cyber awareness begins with the ability to absorb and relate large quantities of cyber operations and security data within an enterprise,” Moodispaw added. “Today these data overwhelm most organizations’ capabilities to observe and respond to hostile activity within their network environments until it is too late. By joining forces, KEYW and Sensage will offer a new level of cyber awareness to both commercial and government markets.”

Sensage, with roughly 40 employees, claims over 450 enterprise and government customers around the world, and has raised about $40 million in funding since its launch.

Under the terms of the definitive agreement, KEYW will pay up to $18.0 million in cash and up to $16.5 million in KEYW common stock to Sensage shareholders. Of that, $7.5 million of the stock and $3 million of the cash consideration is contingent upon Sensage meeting certain revenue targets for the second half of 2012.

Having raised $40 million and selling at even the top end of the $34.5 million, the deal can hardly be called a homerun for SenSage’s investors, but still something that appears to be a good fit for the company, and a good match for KEYW’s strategy. Additionally, if KEYW continues to grow, Sensage investors could eventually be rewarded with an attractive return on the stock portion of the deal.

“This is the 14th acquisition since being founded,” Ed Jaehne, Chief Strategy Officer with KEYW told SecurityWeek in a call Thursday.

“We don’t pay ‘top dollar’ but we do offer a fair price including equity because we want people who join us to share in the future of KEYW – we want and expect management to be a key part of KEYW post acquisition,” KEYW’s own publicly posted acquisition rules explain.

SecurityWeek spoke with SenSage CEO Joe Gottlieb on Thursday, who appeared to be quite happy about the future of the company, and to be part of KEYW as it continues its growth as a provider of advanced cybersecurity services.

“Sensage is thrilled to become part of the KEYW team, building out solutions that combine uniquely scalable technologies and advanced expertise to solve the most difficult security problems on the planet,” Gottlieb said in a statement. “Our work with proactive security teams in both commercial and government environments produces a fountain of sophisticated analytics and best practices that we share across all customers. KEYW’s Cyber Awareness and Response Platform will take all of this to the next level, integrating automated platforms on customers’ premises with cyber black belts in the cloud.”

“We’re hooking up with a very unique buyer,” Gottlieb told SecurityWeek. “We’re hooking up with a very advanced cyber security systems integrator. Being able to combine the capability on the services and personnel side with what we are doing in terms of a very scalable platform for cyber awareness, makes for an awesome combination to make our customers more effective in running security operations.”

“In my view, other recent SIEM acquisitions have resulted in a consolidation and commoditization of the SIEM market place that is evolutionary, at best,” said Richard Schaeffer, KEYW Advisory Board member and advisor to Sensage, cyber security expert, consultant and former Director of Information Assurance at the United States National Security Agency. “The combination of mission-grade experience and solutions from KEYW and big data analysis and commercial product expertise from Sensage is a refreshing and potentially disruptive move for the SIEM market, signaling that a much-needed next generation of solutions is on its way.”

Other notable acquisitions in the SIEM space include HP’s $1.6 billion acquisition of SIEM giant ArcSight in 2010, and in 2011, IBM’s acquisition of Q1 Labs. McAfee’s purchase of NitroSecurity and TripWire’s acquisition by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. TIBCO also acquired LogLogic in a deal announced in April, 2012.

On the Venture capital front, AlienVault. a San Mateo, California-based company behind open source SIEM, OSSIM, closed a $22.4 million Series C funding round in July. Additionally, SIEM vendor LogRhythm, announced in June that it had closed a $15 million Series D round of funding led by Siemens’ Venture Capital group. Both AlienValut and LogRhythm are sure to be prime acquisition targets as M A in the cybersecurity industry continues.

The Sensage transaction is expected to close in October 2012, subject to Sensage equity holder approval and other customary closing conditions.