If you’ve received a message from your boss requesting a gift card, it’s probably a phishing attempt. “We’re seeing a rise in gift card scams,” says Conrad Bell, Chief Information Security Officer at C Spire. “Hackers send people emails or text messages in which they pretend to be a supervisor or a senior executive. They trick employees into buying gift cards and sending them the activation codes.” Once the codes are sent, the money is gone.
This Christmas, we don’t come bearing French hens, turtle doves or a partridge in a pear tree. Instead, our gift is valuable security advice that could save your organization millions. Here are 12 tips that will make your business more secure this Christmas and in the new year.
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.
The holiday season is no time to slack on cybersecurity. Cybercriminals could be targeting your employees right now under the appearance of an important message from an online retailer. A simple click on a link within one of these messages will prompt an attempt to download malicious software, giving the attacker remote access to your corporate network via a compromised computer.
Joseph Muniz, an architect and security researcher with Cisco, is bringing his extensive experience designing security solutions and architectures to Bytes & Bites 2021. During his 12:30PM breakout session, Joseph will talk about these cybersecurity trends:
“We all fall into the trap of thinking, ‘Not me,’ ” says Bart McDonough, Agio CEO and founder. “But believe it or not, you’re probably up to about 100 logins. The question is, how many of you know with precision how many you have? Because if you don’t know with precision, you don’t know if you got breached.”
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