Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at Agari, has released a new book focused on socially-engineered schemes. What are the key takeaways, and how can security leaders improve their abilities to fight back against the schemers?
To paraphrase an old saying, a wall is only as
strong as its weakest point. When it comes
to system and data security, people are
often that point.
People are the last line of defense to prevent
unblocked attacks from clearing a path to
your systems and data. To serve that role
effectively, employees must be...
Business Email Compromise phishing attacks, including the recent surge of IRS W-2 scams, have never been more prevalent. Why? Because they work.
These attacks, which often impersonate company executives, are actively targeting organizations large and small. When successful, BEC attacks lead to large losses due to...
In recent years, sending a seemingly innocent email to trick the recipient into allowing unauthorized access to corporate and organizational networks has cost businesses millions of dollars. End users have become sensitive to highly publicized cyber-attacks, knowing that their personal data is at stake.
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Today's spear-phishing attacks are highly targeted, technically sophisticated and represent a real threat to data security. Attackers can leverage information gleaned from social media to tailor messaging to individual targets, and can convincingly imitate legitimate senders.
A successful attack compromises the...