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Apr19, 2018

BEC Attacks: How They Work and How to Survive Them

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The FBI defines business email compromise (BEC, and sometimes called CEO fraud) as a “sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) component of BEC targets individuals that perform wire transfer payments.” From October 2013 to December 2016, BEC scams impacted organizations in 103 different countries worldwide to the tune of over $5 billion. Things didn’t get any better in 2017. According [...]

Apr13, 2018

An Overview of Regulations Around the World and Why They Matter

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness Programs|

The healthcare industry is one of the top targets for cybercriminals, but it’s not alone. Insurance companies, financial firms, universities and schools, social media and online commerce companies are all at risk and, therefore, have regulations they must adhere to. Basically, if a company or organization handles any personally identifiable information, or PII, you can bet there’s a compliance or regulation standard that must be followed. Here are just a few from around the world [...]

Apr06, 2018

What is PCI Compliance and Why Does it Matter?

By |Ask The Experts|

Last year, BluePay.com created an excellent infographic detailing some FAQs and Myths about PCI DSS compliance. If you’re an organization that accepts, transmits, or stores card payment data, then you are required to become PCI-compliant. But even if you're not in the business of processing payments, even if you’re simply someone who uses credit and debit cards regularly, it’s beneficial to know how your information is being protected. The infographic below neatly summarizes why this [...]

Apr03, 2018

Products for the Tech-Savvy Traveler

By |Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or for business you should be secure! The last thing you want when on-the-go is the stress of having your data stolen - physically or digitally. Airports, tourists traps, hotels, and hostels are all hotspots for cybercriminal activity. Travelers are usually warned to be on the lookout in these types of spots and there are plenty of products promising to help keep you safe from pickpockets, skimmers, and scammers. But [...]

Mar28, 2018

Email Phishing: How Your Company Can Fight Back

By |Ask The Experts, Guest Post|

With 3.7 billion users and 269 billion messages sent every day, email is the most popular channel of communication in the world. It is also, unfortunately, the victim of its own success and cybercriminals’ favorite medium for company phishing. What’s more, today’s phishing attacks are increasingly sophisticated. Fraudsters use very advanced tactics including replica email templates and fake, yet visually identical, landing pages to deceive targets — as recently happened in the email scam affecting [...]

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