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JOSHUA CRUMBAUGH

Founder & CEO
Joshua is a peer-reviewed author and ethical hacker who has never encountered a network that could keep him out. His social engineering accomplishments include talking his way into bank vaults, fortune 500 data centers, corporate offices, restricted areas of casinos, and more.
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The Lucifer Effect: Understanding the Roots of Toxic Cybersecurity Culture

The article explores the toxic culture that exists within the cybersecurity industry and discusses strategies for dismantling this mindset and replacing it with a positive, growth-oriented approach. The factors fueling the toxic culture include a blame-oriented mindset, inadequate communication and collaboration, and a high-pressure work environment. The strategies for preventing a toxic culture and promoting positive change include cultivating a growth mindset, fostering open communication and collaboration, encouraging ethical behavior and decision-making, and supporting employee well-being. Additionally, the article introduces PhishFirewall, an autonomous platform that uses AI to deploy phishing simulations and offers tailor-made education to transform a company's workforce into a phish-resistant fortress.
JOSHUA CRUMBAUGH
March 20, 2023
5 min read
Educational

A Positive Security Awareness Training Program Reduces Insider Cyber Threats

The vast majority of employees do their level best to exercise due diligence and protect a company’s digital assets. However, many employees lack the necessary training, and The effectiveness of security awareness training efforts is largely dependent on how employees perceive the program. If staff members view it as another task that reduces their productivity and leads to more stress, they are likely to treat it like an unwelcome chore. That’s why positive employee attitudes are the bedrock of successful cybersecurity programs.
JOSHUA CRUMBAUGH
February 23, 2023
5 min read
Educational

Social Engineering: The Modern Hacker’s Toolset

Social engineering refers to any attempt made by one bad actor to influence another person to do something. In the case of cyber security, social engineering is commonly used as a tactic to gain access to systems or credentials that allow the hacker to carry out a malicious cyber attack. If you are a frequent internet user, you must have encountered some intriguing pop-ups on your browser or notifications in your email like “congratulations, you just won an iPhone. Click here to claim,” which tries to lure you into interacting with corrupted links. These are a basic form of social engineering where a hacker is trying to impersonate a trusted source in order to have you give them your information or to have you access their trapped website.
JOSHUA CRUMBAUGH
February 3, 2023
5 min read