CyberHoot Newsletter – Volume X

Remote Worker Security and Productivity

The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic has lead many workers to work from home to slow its spread. As we move into a third wave of infections, business owners are proactively dealing with these changes while doing their best to maintain effective and secure operations. The new normal for companies is a workforce that continues to deliver business services remotely. This article describes tips and strategies companies are using to secure their remote workers successfully while also helping them remain productive too.

Cybersecurity through a vCISO

Businesses are making the switch to a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) to provide cybersecurity leadership at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time CISO. By hiring a vCISO, a business gains access to a veteran with the knowledge, strategies, and experience needed to manage and build an effective cybersecurity program.

Cyber Insurance: Why It’s Needed – Part 1

With so many attacks and data breaches happening every day, it’s important to learn about cyber insurance protections available for your business. Like flood and fire insurance, cyber insurance is there to help when a catastrophe strikes. Cyber Insurance policies typically cover losses that are related to hacking, malware, theft, extortion, or lawsuits that come from security breaches. This article will explain important cyber insurance concepts and protections you should consider for your business. 

Did You Know ? - YouTube

CyberHoot has Product Training Programs?

CyberHoot has video programs which automate sending out new product training videos at automatic intervals (Daily, Weekly, and Monthly).  CyberHoot has programs for Microsoft, QuickBooks, ADP, LastPass, 1Password, Slack, Square, Stripe, and Paypal to name a few.

Finally, because CyberHoot is an OPEN platform you can embed your own videos on any topic of your choosing. Then your employees can instantly access their training assignments while you can keep automatic track of compliance

Cyber Insurance: What You Need To Know – Part 2

With SMBs making up approximately half of the targeted cyberattacks, they need to ensure they are doing whatever they can to secure themselves, as hackers know SMBs tend to lack proper security measures. Working with an insurance company and purchasing a cyber insurance policy to help when you most need it, immediately following a breach, is a great idea for businesses nowadays. This article helps walk you through what you need to know going into the process.

Smishing, The New Phishing

Many people know about Phishing, a form of social engineering to deceive individuals into doing a hacker’s bidding. Hackers convince users to click on malicious links in an email resulting in malicious file downloads or redirection to credential-stealing websites. Smishing is a lesser-known form of phishing that targets smartphone users via text or SMS messages.

State/Local Government Cyberattacks Up 50%

Cybersecurity firm BlueVoyant published a report on August 27, 2020, finding that State and Local Governments have seen a 50% increase in cyberattacks since 2017. The report outlined the cyberattacks as either targeted intrusions, fraud, or damage caused by hackers. BlueVoyant noted that the 50% increase in attacks is likely a fraction of the true number of incidents because many go unreported.

The New & Improved Wi-Fi 6 Standard

Do you ever get frustrated with your Internet speeds and find yourself saying “there’s no way this is as fast as it can go”? Well luckily for you, there’s a new and improved Wi-Fi standard that will make your Internet speeds even faster. In September 2020, the next generation of Wi-Fi, called Wi-Fi 6 is expected to ratify. Wi-Fi 6 compatible equipment has started to arrive and there’s a good chance it’ll be inside your next phone or laptop.

Customer Spotlight

"With CyberHoot, Neoscope can support all its clients, (thousands of users) Cybersecurity educational and training needs in a single pane of glass...for Neoscope. It reduces the cost of supporting those clients due to fewer security incidents. Our clients are more secure and productive when using CyberHoot!"
Tim Martin
Tim Martin
CEO | Neoscope IT
American Cyber Awards Start Up of the Year 2020

CyberHoot Helps with October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Cyberhoot is helping do its part by commissioning and releasing 31 days of cybersecurity infographics – one for each day of the month – and giving them away for use with your business, clients, and employees.  Show your industry you are using cybersecurity to differentiate yourself to your clients.

Simply head over to CyberHoot’s Infographics request form page here and complete the form to download the graphics. 

Special Bonus:

Below are two additional CyberHoot Infographics (above and beyond the 31 days we link to above) that are available for free for your use.

  1. Clicking on the desired image
  2. Selecting the arrow in the top right
  3. Selecting ‘download image’

Cybrary Term of the Month

Wi-Fi 6E is a new extension to the Wi-Fi 6 standard ratified unanimously by the FCC in April of 2020 opening up an unused spectrum in the 6 GHz band. The biggest change with 6E devices is the distance and network speeds this protocol has on devices using the 6 GHz band. To understand Wi-Fi 6E and its three bands (2.4, 5, and 6 GHz), CNet provides a great analogy. CNet says to think about a Gallon of milk. 2.4 GHz is a pinhole while 5 GHz is like a pencil hole.  More milk (data) flows out the pencil hole than the pinhole, but the pinhole sprays that data a lot farther (range is better on 2.4Ghz).

Email based authentication for Training.

Instant Access

CyberHoot provides password-less access. Zero time wasted searching for websites, resetting passwords, and delayed login. Click an email link for instant training access!

Email Based Assignments

Email Automation

Everything you need to learn cybersecurity skills is handled through email including training assignments, reminders, management compliance reports, and "My CyberHoot".

Manager Escalations

Manager Escalation

CyberHoot automates non-compliance through manager email notifications. Compliance status of employees for managers is enabled so you always know where you stand.

Micro Training

Cyber"Hoots" are most often 5 minutes or less. This ensures your staff get trained quickly with the most effective solution.

The Power of Open

CyberHoot is an open cybersecurity training Platform. Any video or PDF can be used to train and govern your employees.


In a survey of 100 CyberHoot users, 60% would be "Disappointed" or "Very Disappointed" if CyberHoot Training was stopped.

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