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Learn About Phishing Incident Response on Nov 15

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Nov 7, '18

An email lands in your box, it looks suspicious, but what should you do with it? This very situation happens to enterprise organizations countless times a day, and there are so many solutions for tackling it. How can you best use this information to protect your enterprise, brands, and customers?

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Topics: Webinar

Is it a Phish? Halloween Edition

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Oct 30, '18

To wrap up our Cyber Security Awareness Month activities we’re bringing back a crowd favorite, Is it a Phish? And since it’s Halloween, we, of course, had to find the scariest, most terrifying phishing examples we could drum up for our very special guest, T Rex.

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Topics: Is it a phish?

Meet the Cyber Security Awareness Team: Dane

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Oct 25, '18

In our ongoing contributions to Cyber Security Awareness Month today we’re launching a two-part series designed to introduce you to some of our team.

For those who have been fortunate (unfortunate) enough to be on the receiving end of one of our phishing simulations, interacted with our microlearning modules, or training materials, you likely are unaware of some of the minds behind them. 

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Topics: security awareness training

Executive Guide to Mobile Banking Trojans Now Available

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Oct 23, '18

Trojans have been around for ages, but up until the last few years they have primarily targeted desktop users. Due to the continued adoption of mobile devices, now overtaking that of desktop users, threat actors have placed a larger target on smartphones and tablet users.

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Topics: Digital Risk Protection

Meet the Cyber Security Awareness Team: Kimber

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Oct 18, '18

In our ongoing contributions to Cyber Security Awareness Month today we’re launching a two-part series designed to introduce you to some of our team.

For those who have been fortunate (unfortunate) enough to be on the receiving end of one of our phishing simulations, interacted with our microlearning modules, or training materials, you likely are unaware of some of the minds behind them. That’s why we’ve put together some brief interviews so that you can become more acquainted with people that power our security awareness training programs.

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Topics: security awareness training

Threat Announcement: Phishing Sites Detected on Emoji Domains

Posted by Olivia Vining on Oct 12, '18

Since September 21, PhishLabs analysts have detected a number of phishing sites hosted on emoji domains. So far, all detected sites have a few things in common:

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Topics: Phish, Threat Analysis

15 Years of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Oct 11, '18


Each year in the month of October there are more things to be cognizant of than ghosts and ghouls, in fact something far scarier. That’s right, Cyber Security Awareness month is back, and with it our team is bringing you some new and updated resources. 

This month marks the 15 anniversary of the awareness program that DHS continues to lead.

“NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online, while increasing the resiliency of the Nation during cyber-threats.” You can access the official NCSAM toolkit here.

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Topics: Cyber Security Awareness Month

How Social Media Can Cost You Thousands of Dollars

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Sep 27, '18

When it comes to social media, there is a fine line between letting people know your holiday plans and just plain handing over personal sensitive information for unscrupulous people to use it against you. For instance, if you upload a photo announcing you will be away with your family for some time, once you return from your trip and realize your possessions have been stolen, it’s too late. Insurance companies won’t make it any easier on you either since they will review all your online activity and argue you didn’t properly secure your possessions and mark the claim as “ineligible for compensation”. How? Sometimes, oversharing is like leaving the front door unlocked: you’ve given the opportunity for anyone to enter your home.

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Topics: Digital Risk Protection

Targeting the Brand: Your C-Suite May Be at Risk

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Sep 19, '18

Social media is impacting the world around us.

Most organizations have social media accounts, cloud-based drives, access cloud platforms, are filled with employees who use messengers like Slack, and tap into any other piece of the ever expanding digital world.

Because of the growth rate of each of these types of technology and the associated user adoption, ideal security best practices and tools are still sorely lagging behind in place of innovation. Because of this, any user, and in particular executives or the C-suite with keys to the castle, are constantly a potential target to threat actors.

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Topics: Digital Risk Protection, Executive Monitoring

The Light in the Dark: Myths and Truths about the Dark Web

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Sep 11, '18

There are many misconceptions about the dark web and what goes on in the digital underground. Though the dark web is usually associated with criminal activities including drug dealing, human trafficking, selling counterfeit consumer goods and many other malicious acts, not everything in the dark web is completely dark.

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