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There’s No Shame in Being Scammed

There’s No Shame in Being Scammed

I was talking to some colleagues the other day about cybersecurity and its relationship with modern everyday scams, like phone scams and similar things. In my opinion, it’s worth bundling these two topics together, and we found some interesting statistics that we’d like to share.

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The Ultimate Guide for Spotting a Scam or Phishing Attack

The Ultimate Guide for Spotting a Scam or Phishing Attack

Cybercriminals have been resorting to clever scams to steal personal information and gain access to company networks. They also use these types of social-engineered scams to distribute malware and cause other problems for organizations. We encourage you to take this blog post and share it around your office, or even print it out to help your employees and colleagues prevent dangerous threats and embarrassing mistakes from happening.

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Slicing Through Spam Cuts Back on Saltier Threats

Slicing Through Spam Cuts Back on Saltier Threats

We’re all well aware of the annoying nuisance that is junk email. In fact, we’re all so used to it, that it’s pretty easy to dismiss it as an irritating fact of life, when it still has the potential to be very harmful.

As a business owner, you need to be aware of the threats that lurk in your employees’ inboxes, because spam, and phishing attacks in particular, are the leading attack vector of some of the worst cyberattacks out there.

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Knowing Phishing Tactics Can Help You Avoid Scams

Knowing Phishing Tactics Can Help You Avoid Scams

Phishing has become one of the great problems for technology users in the 21st century. The ironic part of the whole thing is that it has taken a good old-fashioned social engineering scam to make today’s robust information systems less secure. Phishing is the predominant way that hackers and scammers gain access to the systems they target. Today, we’re going to spell out what to train your employees on to help them identify phishing attacks. 

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A Field Guide to Phishing Attacks

A Field Guide to Phishing Attacks

Despite the name being mildly amusing, phishing attacks are no laughing matter. These scams, in all their different forms, wreak havoc on businesses—ranking as the top breach threat in the 2020 edition of Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report, and successfully impacting 65 percent of United States organizations in 2019 as reported by Proofpoint’s 2020 State of the Phish Report. Avoiding them requires you to be able to spot them, so let’s go over the different varieties of phishing that can be encountered.

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