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Is it a Phish? Office 365 Edition

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jun 8, '18

 

Email service providers have been and continue to be among some of the most targeted industries when it comes to phishing. In fact, in 2017 email and online services combined overtook the financial industry as the largest phishing target and total share grew more than a quarter since 2016.

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FBI’s IC3 Report Reconfirms Impact of Phishing on Consumers

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jun 5, '18

It may be one of the oldest types of digital attacks, but according to the FBI’s IC3 report phishing remains a top vector.

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How To Change Security Behaviors: Identity Management

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 31, '18

Account compromise is a big deal. Especially when it’s privileged account compromise.

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Topics: security awareness training

Is it a Phish? May 25 Edition

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 25, '18

This week we are putting our brand new marketing team member, Rachel, to the task of hopefully getting us to our first perfect streak. And because she’s new to the team we decided to bring back our classic format.

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Topics: Phish, Is it a phish?

Mobile Adoption is Setting Security Awareness Training Back

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 24, '18

Phishing is one of the oldest forms of cyber attacks, but until recent years it was commonly thought of as an entirely desktop attack vector. This was primarily due to the flow of web traffic coming through laptops and desktop computers; however, the overtaking of mobile traffic has also drawn the attention of threat actors.

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Topics: Mobile, security awareness training, Rogue Mobile Applications

Are Phishing Simulations a Replacement For Training? No.

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 22, '18

Sending a simulated phishing attack is now more accessible than ever thanks to a recent update from Microsoft and the various other free offerings, and many organizations have been pushing them out for years.

Be it once a year, once a quarter, or once a month, these simulated phishing attacks both create awareness for your users and provide valuable feedback to an organization’s security team. However, can simulations on their own be a replacement for training? No. Nein. Non. Nah.

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Topics: security awareness training, Phish

Is it a Phish? Slightly Delayed Mother’s Day Edition

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 18, '18

Wait, Mother’s Day was last week? We promise, we didn’t forget, but we did have just a tiny bit of news to announce and that took center stage. But we’re back, and we’re shaking things up!

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Topics: Phishing, BEC, Is it a phish?

PTI 2018: The Biggest Key Findings and How to Defend Against Them

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 17, '18

If you’ve been following our coverage of this year’s Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report, you are aware of the largest key finding: the shift from consumers to enterprise targets.

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Topics: PTI Report

Two Romanian Threat Actors Extradited to US After $18M Fraud Scheme

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 15, '18

One of the most frustrating things about cyber crime is how rarely threat actors receive real punishment, particularly when they’re based abroad.

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Topics: Phishing, Threat Intelligence, Vishing, SMiShing

Is it a Phish? May the Fourth Be With You Edition

Posted by Elliot Volkman on May 4, '18

Welcome back to another episode of Is it a Phish? With today being Star Wars Day (May 4), we have decided to spice this up just a little bit by adding in a special themed lure in just for Sandy. Ah spoilers, it looks like you’re getting one freebie this week.

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Topics: security awareness training, Phish, Is it a phish?

   

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