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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

Practice Makes Permanent: Avoiding The Training Forgetting Curve

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jul 3, '18

Despite decades of research about how adults learn, many organizations continue to follow an antiquated model of training design that is counterproductive to their goals.

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Topics: Awareness Training, security awareness training

How To Change Security Behaviors: Information Security

Posted by Dane Boyd on Jun 28, '18

Let’s be honest, employees make mistakes. And sometimes those mistakes have catastrophic consequences.

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Topics: security awareness training

How Social Media Threatens Personal and Corporate Security

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jun 26, '18

Each day the average person spends around 135 minutes on social media.

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Topics: Threat Monitor, social media, Social Media Monitoring, Executive Monitoring

Is it a Phish? June 22 Edition

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Jun 22, '18

After a brief hiatus we’re back, and this time we’re bringing out the big guns with one of our enterprise account managers. This week we are putting Ryan Clemency to the test of getting us back to a perfect score, so that one day we may finally hit a perfect streak.

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Phishing Around the World: How Attack Volume Grew in the Last Year

Posted by Amanda Kline on Jun 21, '18

Earlier this year we released our annual Phishing Trends and Intelligence report, which highlights how the phishing landscape has evolved over the past year.

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Topics: Phishing, Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report,, PTI Report


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