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Wombat Vlog: Physical Security Is Critical to Identity Theft Protection

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 23, 2017 6:47:01 AM

In this fourth vlog segment in our series about identity theft protection, we discuss a cybersecurity topic that is sometimes overlooked during this age of email, mobile devices, and cloud computing: physical security.

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Three Keys to Avoiding Phishing Emails and Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 19, 2017 8:18:00 AM

If the past few weeks are any indication, consumers and businesses are under full-scale cyberattack. The early May “Google Docs” phishing attacks reportedly affected approximately one million Gmail users and more than 3,000 organizations. And last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack spread like wildfire to ultimately affect more than 200,000 systems around the globe, including healthcare, transportation, banking, telecom, and government networks. Though the WannaCry outbreak appears to have relied less on phishing emails than prior larger-scale ransomware attacks, both this and the Google scam heavily depended on human error to propagate.

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Wombat Vlog: Oversharing on Social Media Can Damage More Than Your Reputation

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 11, 2017 11:01:28 AM

We all know those people who overshare on social media...but are you doing that yourself without even realizing it?

In this vlog segment (the third in our series about identity theft protection) we discuss the hidden dangers of "getting to know each other" posts and surveys, and how cybercriminals can use the information posted on social networks to commit identity fraud.

 

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Webinar: Evidence That Changing User Behaviors Reduces Cybersecurity Risks

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 5, 2017 12:42:19 PM

There should be no question in your mind that your end users’ behaviors are feeding into to your organization’s level of cybersecurity risk. But perhaps you’ve questioned whether security awareness training can truly move the dial on end-user risk reduction.

Question no more.

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Wombat Vlog: Passwords, 2FA, and Identity Theft Protection

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 27, 2017 8:40:00 AM



In this second installment in our Identity Theft Protection series, we discuss the importance of unique passwords and password security. We also explain how adding two-factor authentication (2FA) adds a layer of security to devices, accounts, and data — which in turn helps to prevent identity theft and other fraudulent activities.

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