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Is All Fair in Simulated Phishing?

This article originally appeared on CSO Online. We’ve all heard the saying “all is fair in love and war,” but what about when it comes to simulated phishing? Is there a limit to how far we should go in attempting to emulate the trickery and deceptive tactics of the cybercriminals who bombard our employees with … Continued

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Infographic: 3 PII Phishing Tactics to Look Out For

Personally identifiable information (PII) is some of the most valuable data that cybercriminals go after. With a Social Security number and birthdate, an industrious hacker could take control of nearly all aspects of your or a coworker’s life. With this much up for grabs, cybercriminals are turning to the keepers of this data—you, your employees … Continued

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Spear Phishing: A Quick Guide to Avoiding the Bait

You work in your company’s finance department, making sure all the bills get paid on time. You’re wrapping up your day and about to put your computer to sleep for the evening when a new email pops up. It’s from your boss, and it looks urgent. She’s asking for the necessary information to transfer some … Continued

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On-Demand Webinar: Keeping Users Off the Spear Phishing Hook

Watch our free on-demand webinar to explore user-based ways to combat one of the most pervasive cyberthreats today: Spear phishing. More than ever, IT security teams are running simulated phishing campaigns and deploying end-user security awareness training to reduce their exposure to phishing threats. Despite this, phishing emails were still the primary suspect in more … Continued

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Infographic: How to Spot a Phishy Email

Have you ever gotten an email that just didn’t seem right? An email that was worded oddly, had misspellings, or was threatening? Chances are you have, and chances are that was a phishing attempt. In 2016, 1 in 14 users “took the bait” and clicked on a link or opened an attachment in a phishy … Continued

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5 Signs You Just Got a Phishing Email

“I don’t know why you unethical f–kers think you can get away with this.” Pretty shocking, right? That was one of the more memorable phishing email subject lines my colleagues recently spotted in their work inbox. This particular attempt went on to ask why the sender wouldn’t pay an “invoice” attached to the email. Our … Continued

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The Google Docs Phishing Scam: A Win for Security Awareness

Originally published on the Tripwire Security Awareness blog. Even if you weren’t aware of it, you likely contributed to the security awareness of the global Internet community during the first week of May. By now you’ve undoubtedly heard of the phishing scam using a phony Google Docs third-party extension. Across all sectors of social media, … Continued

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Video: Stay Safe from Spear Phishing

Have you ever received an email with legitimate and specific personal or company information, but it just felt out of place? If you have, this means you and other employees at your organization have likely experienced a spear phishing attack. Are you confident your employees know what to do next? With spear phishing attacks increasing … Continued

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