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Phishing

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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Verizon’s 2017 DBIR Shows Phishing Is Still a Big Factor in Data Breaches

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 9, 2017 11:56:17 AM

The recently released 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is Verizon’s tenth look at real-world security events that are impacting organizations around the globe.* We again contributed to this report, and looked forward to seeing what this year’s study would reveal about the state of data security.

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Wombat Security Awareness Training Enables 89% Reduction in Susceptibility

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 19, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Last week, we were excited to share the results of our most recent customer case study, which explains how our security awareness training portfolio helped an employee benefits provider realize an 89% reduction in phishing susceptibility after consistent use of assessments and training.

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Wombat Vlog: Identity Theft Protection and PII Security

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 13, 2017 8:05:00 AM

In this first segment of a multi-part series about identity theft protection, we explain how pieces of personally identifiable information (PII) can be used by social engineers and scam artists, and why all types of PII need to be safeguarded.

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Q4 Phishing Report Shows Mixed Bag of Trends, a Need for Diverse Training

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 7, 2017 9:22:32 AM

Though the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG’s) headline statement in its Q4 Phishing Activity Trends Report was about the record-shattering number of reported phishing attacks during 2016, there were also some interesting downward trends noted in the data.

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