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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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Wombat Vlog: Avoiding Tax-Related Phishing Scams

Posted by Gretel Egan on Feb 23, 2017 1:45:15 PM

Check out and share our latest vlog post and infographic, in which we offer advice about how to avoid becoming a victim of tax fraud.

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Wombat Vlog: How to Avoid Social Engineering Scams

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jun 22, 2016 11:27:04 AM

In this second part of our two-part Wombat vlog about social engineering, I offer tips for avoiding social engineering scams. I advise users to recognize that they are in the power seat and that their engagement is the difference between a successful and unsuccessful attack. I also explain the importance of verification and why users need to ensure that they operate within a true "circle of trust" when it comes to unsolicited communications and visitors.

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Wombat Vlog: What Is Social Engineering?

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jun 15, 2016 4:00:00 PM

In this first segment of our two-part video blog, I bring end users up to speed on the concept of social engineering. Viewers will understand what this threat is and the ways they might encounter social engineers in their work and personal lives, including phishing attacks, smishing text messages, social media fraud, vishing calls, and imposter scenarios. I also discuss the emotional aspect of social engineering, and how attackers attempt to use our natural human tendencies to trick us into providing access to people, places, and things that should be off limits. 

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Ransomware: Advice for Your End Users

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 25, 2016 12:56:01 PM

In this video blog entry, Wombat CTO Trevor Hawthorn offers ransomware advice that's designed to be shared with end users. He explains what ransomware is, why it's dangerous, and what users can do if they suspect an email might be a ransomware attack. He also provides guidance about what they can do if they think they have made a mistake and downloaded malware. 

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