October Virtual Cyber Carnival promotes understanding of cybersecurity through a variety of cyber games

prnewswire | September 29, 2020

Katzcy, a woman-owned small business dedicated to growth hacking and cyber as a sport, today announced the inaugural month-long, virtual Cyber Carnival Games™ promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) and the critical role of Cyber Gaming in building a strong workforce and helping individuals #BeCyberSmart. This unique event held throughout October 2020 brings together in one place six different gaming platform providers to deliver a fun learning experience for all. From virtual escape rooms to digital puzzles to full-on capture the flag, the Cyber Carnival celebrates cyber awareness by showcasing the power of gaming and competition to help learn and upskill.

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Included with Agari Brand Protection™ Standard DMARC reporting tools rely on data from large consumer mailbox providers. But the leading enterprise email infrastructure doesn’t report DMARC data back to the sender. That leaves a glaring hole in your visibility into B2B mail delivery — even when it’s sent to employee mailboxes fr

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