Fighting Against Phishing

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Richard Conti of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Risk Mitigation Steps Because phishing attacks are so pervasive, aggressive staff educational efforts are essential, says Richard Conti of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who also discusses other risk mitigation steps

iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Began With Phishing Email

Krebs on Security

A ransomware outbreak that hit QuickBooks cloud hosting firm iNSYNQ in mid-July appears to have started with an email phishing attack that snared an employee working in sales for the company, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

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Should Failing Phish Tests Be a Fireable Offense?

Krebs on Security

Would your average Internet user be any more vigilant against phishing scams if he or she faced the real possibility of losing their job after falling for one too many of these emails? based firm that helps companies educate and test employees on how not to fall for phishing scams.

Beyond Phishing: The New Face of Cybersecurity Awareness

Data Breach Today

Terranova's Lise Lapointe on How Cybersecurity Awareness Must Evolve As CEO of Terranova Security, an awareness training provider, Lise Lapointe sees an evolution of education programs that used to be merely phishing simulation tests.

Watch out for phishing scams this Christmas

IT Governance

Some phishing scams contain links to websites that replicate a real site with the intention of nabbing your login details, whereas others contain attachments loaded with malware. See also: Phishing scams for December 2019. Phishing scams for November 2019. Lack of education.

When Bank Communication is Indistinguishable from Phishing Attacks

Troy Hunt

You know how banks really, really want to avoid their customers falling victim to phishing scams? And how they put a heap of effort into education to warn folks about the hallmarks of phishing scams? banks will never do things that look like a phish?

Phishing attacks: 6 reasons why we keep taking the bait

IT Governance

Phishing attacks are a persistent threat to businesses. A staggering 90% of breaches involve phishing, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Digest. And these attacks are on the rise – Proofpoint’s 2019 State of the Phish Report reveals that 83% of survey respondents experienced phishing attacks in 2018. But what makes phishing attacks so successful? Phishing tools are low-cost and widespread . Protect your organisation against phishing.

Combat the increasing ransomware threat by educating employees

IT Governance

Although this creates an opportunity for cybercriminals, it can be addressed through education.”. The survey recommends educating end users, as this will enable them to identify attacks. This ten-minute course provides an introduction to phishing and ransomware.

BEST PRACTICES: Mock phishing attacks prep employees to avoid being socially engineered

The Last Watchdog

Social engineering, especially phishing, continues to trigger the vast majority of breach attempts. In 2015, penetration tester Oliver Münchow was asked by a Swiss bank to come up with a better way to test and educate bank employees so that passwords never left the network perimeter.

Think you’re not susceptible to phishing? Think again

IT Governance

Phishing is big business for cyber criminals. According to PhishMe’s Enterprise Phishing Resiliency and Defense Report 2017 , phishing attacks rose by 65% last year, with the average attack costing mid-sized companies $1.6 Help your staff avoid phishing attacks.

75% of organisations have been hit by spear phishing

IT Governance

Phishing scams are relatively mundane compared to the sophisticated attacks that you read about in the news, but it’s important to remember that sometimes the biggest threats are right at your doorstep. Phishing is a top concern.

Anatomy of a spear phishing attack – with example scam

IT Governance

But those measures aren’t much help when criminals use phishing scams to bypass organisations’ defences and hit them where they’re most vulnerable: their employees. What is spear phishing? See also: What is angler phishing? An example of a spear phishing email.

Back-to-School Scams Target Students with Library-Themed Emails

Threatpost

Students should keep their eyes peeled for phishing emails purporting to be from their colleges, as well as online student resources laced with malware, researchers warn.

How regular phishing drills keep providers’ data safe

Information Management Resources

Healthcare organizations should look for incremental reduction of risks by making use of phishing education campaigns, says Kate Borten. Data security Cyber security Phishing HIPAA regulations Risk Risk management Risk tolerance

GUEST ESSAY: 5 anti-phishing training tools that can reduce employees’ susceptibility to scams

The Last Watchdog

This tool, from Cofense, proactively engages employees via simulated attacks based on real-time threats for various phishing tactics. PhishMe’s online forum provides a series of scenarios, landing pages, attachments and educational pages. This methodology is distributed over a period of a year giving employees time to understand various phishing strategies. Its cloud-based service helps its’ clients to schedule automated training campaigns and simulated phishing attacks.

Phishing emails and malicious attachments responsible for 34% of cyber attacks

IT Governance

A recent F-Secure report has found that phishing emails (16%) and malicious attachments (18%) together accounted for 34% of cyber attacks. If employees aren’t fully educated on phishing, they are liable to underestimate the threat.

A Spate of University Breaches Highlight Email Threats in Higher Ed

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Breach Web Security data breach Email Attacks graceland higher education oregon state Phishing southern missouri state UniversityStudents at Oregon State University, Graceland University and Southern Missouri State have all been impacted by email attacks against school employees.

Cyber attacks hit a fifth of schools and colleges

IT Governance

One in five schools and colleges have fallen victim to cyber crime, according to research from the specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, yet the majority (74%) of educational establishments claim to be “fully prepared” to deal with such attacks. . Phishing and ransomware e-learning course .

Nigerian National Convicted for Phishing US Universities

Dark Reading

Olayinka Olaniyi and his co-conspirator targeted the University of Virginia, Georgia Tech, and other educational institutions

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for February 2020

IT Governance

We’re back for our second ‘catches of the month’ feature of the new decade, where we review recent phishing attacks and help you understand the threat of cyber crime. This month, we look at a school district that was scammed out of millions of dollars thanks to a phony invoice, an attack allegedly tied to the 2020 US presidential election, and a report that found that the number of phishing attacks being disclosed in the UK is on the rise. million in phishing scam.

Focus on Phishing: Diving Deep into A Persistent Threat

MediaPro

As part of this research, we asked a variety of questions to test respondents’ knowledge of phishing emails. To call further attention to this threat, and to recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), we’re presenting the phishing-awareness-specific findings from the report.

New Phishing Scam Goes After Office 365 Users: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

As more and more organizations are moving to cloud-based solutions, phishers themselves are adjusting their techniques to steal credentials via existing attack tools, such as phishing kits.

Lack of education is the leading cause of successful ransomware attacks

IT Governance

Its Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report 2018 found that the most common way criminals infect organisations is by planting ransomware in phishing emails. The post Lack of education is the leading cause of successful ransomware attacks appeared first on IT Governance Blog.

More than half of schools not compliant with the GDPR

IT Governance

Careless staff can be just as big a threat as a malicious insider – awareness and training play a key role in protecting the sensitive data educational institutions hold. Education EU GDPR education GDPR schools

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Here’s an Example of a Phishing Email I Received and What I Did About It: Cybersecurity Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

But, if you’re not careful, you could find out that you’re the victim of a phishing email. That’s a phishing email and that’s pretty common. Another type of phishing email is where it looks like it comes from someone you know (e.g.,

Security testers breach university cyber defences in two hours

IT Governance

Universities vulnerable to spear phishing. Jisc’s report on the tests revealed that the ethical hackers’ most effective method was spear phishing. Cyber Security Education Penetration Testing Staff Awareness Training Jisc universities

Is your school GDPR-compliant? Use our checklist to find out

IT Governance

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) reported that breaches in the education sector increased by 43% in the first three months that the GDPR was effective. Cyber Security Education

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58% increase in companies affected by BEC attacks

IT Governance

Even basic training offers the potential to prevent employees from falling victim to phishing attacks. Falling victim to a phishing attack can have a negative impact on employee wellbeing. Don’t take the risk – educate your staff.

Report shows increase in social engineering

IT Governance

Dropbox was revealed as the top lure for phishing attacks. There were twice as many phishing messages sent using Dropbox compared to the next popular method. It is now more important than ever to train your staff on the risks of phishing attacks.

How situational analysis helps your school become #BreachReady

IT Governance

Training also teaches staff to identify common threats such as phishing emails. Education #BreachReady education GDPR

9 key components of a network security policy

Information Management Resources

Healthcare organizations must educate staff on important policies to safeguard network integrity. Corporate governance Internet of things Phishing Mobile technology Social media

58% increase in companies affected by BEC attacks

IT Governance

Even basic training offers the potential to prevent employees from falling victim to phishing attacks. Falling victim to a phishing attack can have a negative impact on employee wellbeing. Don’t take the risk – educate your staff. Cyber Security Staff Awareness phishing

Cyber resilience in Scotland: combating cyber crime

IT Governance

The vast majority of malware is spread by drive-by downloads and phishing campaigns, both of which exploit human error. Phishing Staff Awareness Course. Take action against the increasing threat of targeted phishing attacks by educating your employees to be alert, vigilant and secure.

2.6 billion records exposed in 2,308 disclosed data breaches in H1

Security Affairs

The most affected sector is the business one (40%), followed by healthcare (8.3%), government (8.2%), and education (4.5%). The most popular attack method to harvest credentials remains phishing , stolen credentials are used to gain access to systems or services in successive attacks.

5 ways to improve your information security in 2019

IT Governance

Two of the biggest threats organisations face are phishing and ransomware , both of which exploit human error. If employees who receive phishing emails (which often contain ransomware) are unable to spot them, the whole organisation is at risk. Educating staff on the ways they could put data at risk helps organisations turn one of their biggest vulnerabilities into an area of strength. This blog has been updated to reflect industry developments.

Criminal hackers targeting UK private schools

IT Governance

Cyber criminals are able to exploit vulnerabilities within schools’ IT systems, “which are often unsecure”, and are free to launch phishing campaigns. The phishing attack impersonates the school and advises unbeknown parents that payment information has been updated.

Cryptojacking: Hackers Mining Bitcoin on Your Dime!

InfoGoTo

Phishing attacks can also open the door to these exploits. Good anti-phishing solutions and education programs can also mitigate the threat. Organizations that use layered security measures such as routine software patching, anti-phishing tools and education, and blacklists will be prepared to fend off these escalating attacks.

Sports retail giant Decathlon leaks 123 million customer and employee records

IT Governance

For example, they could use administrator login details to conduct corporate espionage or use email addresses and other details to send phishing emails to customers and employees.

Bristol Airport systems offline in suspected ransomware attack

IT Governance

Our ten-minute Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course allows you to educate your staff quickly and cost-effectively. Cyber Security Retail e-learning phishing RansomwareAnother day, another cyber attack. This time it’s Bristol Airport.

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Protection and Recovery

InfoGoTo

Education and Training. To effectively defend your organization against cybersecurity attacks, you must invest in education and training for your staff. To prevent this social hacking, educate your users and send your own “white hat” phishing campaigns to safely expose any weaknesses and illustrate the need for caution. However, efforts to strengthen security and educate end users must be ongoing.