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So You Got a SaaS Security Awareness Training Platform, Now What?

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Aug 14, '18

After months of talks, budget approvals, and getting stakeholder buy in, you finally have the security awareness tool of your choice ready to be used. You get some welcome emails, an onboarding conversation with a customer account manager, and then…..?

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Topics: Awareness Training, security awareness training

BankBot Anubis Still a Threat, Gets Upgrade

Posted by Joseph Fleming on Aug 8, '18

Over the past few years mobile banking trojans have been a persistent threat.

While Windows desktops and laptops once made up the lion’s share of Internet traffic, mobile devices (particularly Android) have long since become the most common means of browsing the web.

With banking trojans now incorporating such a wide range of malicious functionality, it’s hardly surprising they have become a favorite among malicious actors.

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Topics: BankBot Anubis

Phishing and Social Media, Will it Over Take Email?

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Aug 7, '18

Each year in our Phishing Trends and Intelligence (PTI) report our team highlights the continued growth and impact email-based phishing attacks continue to have on brands and people around the globe. In following these trends, email-based attacks are still steadily growing in numbers; however, this begs the question of what the future holds.

More specifically, at what point will phishing emails plateau and something else take its place?

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Topics: Social Media Monitoring

The Perils of Public Wifi

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Aug 2, '18

In today’s 24/7 world, whether you are in the car, on the road, on vacation, out to lunch or dinner or even on a plane, connectivity is assumed. Often getting connected is one of the first priorities when you arrive at a new place, but using a public wifi network carries some risk. The very same qualities that make public wifi the network with access to much of the information that is on your device. When you communicate over the network, others can be listening in….

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How To Write Social Media Policies Designed to Reduce Digital Risks

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jul 31, '18

Most organizations already have policies and procedures in place to encourage your employees to act in a professional manner while at work. But in our modern connected age, social media makes it easier than ever for anyone tied to your brand to be a vocal representation of who you are and what you do.

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Topics: social media, Social Media Monitoring, Digital Risk Protection

Prep for Taxes? Prep for Tax Scammers!

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Jul 26, '18

Tax season may be over, but that doesn't stop fraudsters from trying to convince you that your taxes could land you in jail. It's a common vishing scheme, powered by robocalls, and there are just as many email phishing schemes to go along with it.

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Topics: Phishing, Vishing

Beyond Digital: How Social Media Can Lead to Physical Threats Towards Brands

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jul 24, '18

It’s like something straight out of a bad action film: someone slips information on Twitter stating that they are planning a bank robbery or threaten an organization with a bomb.

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Topics: Social Media Monitoring

Understanding Why Spear Phish Are Highly Effective

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jul 19, '18

In the Oscar-winning movie The Sting, Harry Gondorff (played by Paul Newman) explains to his apprentice Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) that the con that they set up must be so convincing that their mark, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw) won’t even realize that he’s been taken.

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Topics: Spear Phishing

How To Tackle the Hidden Threat of Social Media

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jul 17, '18

As a marketer I am all too familiar with how social media can benefit or damage a brand.

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Topics: Social Media Monitoring

Using Reported Phish to Hunt Threats

Posted by Dane Boyd on Jul 10, '18

Reported phishing emails are useful for plenty of reasons.

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Topics: Phishing, Threat Analysis

   

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