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What is a phishing attack, and how do I spot one?

By: C Spire on Jan 29, 2020 1:45:00 PM

Phishing is an easy, cheap and effective defrauding method. Chances are high that you've dealt with phishing attempts. When cyber criminals us email to deceive people into downloading a piece of malicious software or providing personal or financial information, that's called phishing.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

5 steps to avoid common holiday phishing scams

By: C Spire on Nov 5, 2019 8:58:41 AM

This holiday season, it is very likely that cybercriminals will target your business by engaging with your employees under the appearance of an important message from an online retailer. Clicking on the links within these messages will prompt an attempt to download malicious software that will give the attacker remote access to your corporate network via a compromised computer.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Email Provides a Gateway to Security Compromise

By: Will Enochs on Feb 12, 2019 11:57:44 AM
Businesses and employees have a love/hate relationship with email. It is the main pipeline of business communication, a huge profit center for marketing departments, and acts as a digital filing cabinet both personally and professionally for millions of internet users. Some would consider it a consuming nemesis - never-ending and following them everywhere they go.
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Topics: email, cybersecurity, webinar, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Supply Chain Attacks Exploit Relationships With Third-Party Vendors

By: Nick VanGilder on Nov 27, 2018 10:34:14 AM

It's undeniable that cloud computing and outsourcing have resulted in better margins and higher profits for businesses over the past 10 years. However, data breaches have continued to plague companies around the globe with no end in immediate sight. This begs the obvious question: Could there be some relation between the two?

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Topics: Cloud, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

8 Tips to Stop Password Hackers

By: Christina Southern on Oct 23, 2018 4:35:00 AM

Passwords do not receive the respect they deserve as a first line of defense against threats. Roughly 60 percent of confirmed data breaches involve weak, stolen, or default passwords. Most businesses provide little to no training for employees around selecting secure passwords, so it's no surprise that "123456", "password", "qwerty", and "Star Wars" are commonly used.

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Topics: hacking, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Social Engineering: Low-Tech Hacking on the Rise

By: Christina Southern on Aug 13, 2018 7:22:00 AM

The Threat That Tech Can’t Stop

Your phone rings at work. The caller says he is from your IT helpdesk, and they need some information from you to wrap up a project that affects you. He asks for some information, and it seems legitimate enough, so you give it to him. Believe it or not, you’ve just fallen victim to a type of cybercrime called social engineering, also known as the “low-tech hack.”

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Topics: Industry News, Cybersecurity Awareness Training


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