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Phishing 101: Targeted Phishing Attacks

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Sep 5, '18


The most likely way that you will be compromised online is through a simple phish or a socially engineered attack. Today, these two techniques are often combined to create an even more threatening attack, an intelligently targeted phish.

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Defining and Managing Success for Security Teams

Posted by Elliot Volkman on Aug 30, '18

Big or small, global or local, almost every organization uses some form of technology, and therefore has security needs within it. Due to the nature of the work and variables in play, metrics and success are often a subjective matter from organization to organization.

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Topics: Digital Risk Protection

Geolocation Tracking Poses Risks to Your Employees

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Aug 21, '18

Exposing your geolocation information publicly can lead to increased personal and business risk. This is particularly important to note in the wake of Google's location tracking, even if you explicitly told them not to.

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Topics: Digital Risk Protection

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: security awareness training, 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


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