CFISA.org Press Release – Michael Levin, CEO and founder of The Center for Information Security Awareness (CFISA) in Boca Raton, Florida, has been asked to be a guest speaker at the upcoming National Cyber Security Symposium in Belize. The symposium is set to be held April 24th through April 28th, 2017 at the Belize Biltmore Plaza in Belize City, Belize.
Cyber Security Awareness Training Alert –
Executive Impersonation Fraud
Executive impersonation scams are on the rise, costing businesses billions of dollars annually. Businesses of all sizes can be targeted and fall victim to these crimes. Understanding how these crimes are committed and the numerous variations and vectors of attack will help reduce the possibility that your organization will fall victim.
Imagine that you receive a phone call from a number you do not recognize. On the line, the caller tells you they have kidnapped your loved one and you hear a voice (that could be your loved one) screaming and crying for help in the background.
They know your loved ones’ name and have information that makes the call seem real. To release your loved one safely, the criminals demand payment via Western Union or other forms of online payment.
What would you do?
This is the setting for an ongoing crime called virtual kidnapping. The criminals in this scam usually have done their homework including researching the victims’ social media sites and even hacking into the victim’s phone or computer.
Security awareness training tip –
Yes, your Apple Mac device can be infected with malware.
Don’t let your employees fall into a false sense of security.
Recent Apple TV ads seem to be providing misleading information.
Covered in the Malwarebytes article – Mac security facts and fallacies
Read the article here:
Malwarebytes Article – Mac security facts and fallacies
Fallacy: Macs don’t get viruses
Fallacy: Macs are more secure than Windows
Fallacy: Macs don’t need security software
Fact: There’s not much Mac malware out there
Fact: macOS has built-in anti-malware software
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