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8 Tips to Protect Your Business From BEC Scams

Evolving business email compromise (BEC) financial wire transfer fraud scams are on the rise, costing businesses billions of dollars annually. Businesses of all sizes can be targeted and fall victim to these crimes. The best way to protect your business is to have a good understanding how these crimes are committed and train your employees… Read more »

Don’t be victimized: “Social Engineering” scams

Don’t be victimized: “Social Engineering” scams One of the most effective and dangerous techniques criminals use to commit their crimes is called social engineering, and it’s vitally important that you learn how to recognize this serious threat. Social engineering uses social interaction as the primary means to trick or persuade you to disclose confidential information… Read more »

Fake News and the Value of Security Awareness Training

Fake news articles have become a hot topic in the political arena recently. However, accusations of fake news articles have been around since the 1950’s with tabloid gossip magazines like the National Enquirer. Over the years, numerous print magazines have been accused of publishing sensationalized false news articles about celebrities for the simple purpose of selling more magazines.

Web sites like Snopes.com and other “fact checker” sites have been around since 1995 to help with the verification of “urban legends” and fake articles on the Internet.

Security Awareness Training Alert: Social Engineering Scams

 Social Engineering Scams One of the most effective and dangerous techniques criminals use to commit their crimes is called social engineering and it’s vitally important that you learn how to recognize this serious threat. Social engineering uses social interaction as the primary means to trick or persuade you to disclose confidential information that can then be… Read more »