Cofense Reporter for Mobile Introduced to Expedite Reporting of Phishing Attacks

June 9, 2018

April 7, 2018   Cofense Reporter, the phishing electronic mail reporting solution used on over 11 million endpoints to report phishing attacks in progress, has now been issued in a mobile-friendly setup. The solution lets workers inform phishing attacks, irrespective of the appliance used to verify work electronic mails. The HIPAA Safety Law needs protected units to provide safety consciousness training to workers to help avoid the theft or exposure of PHI. Training assists workers to recognize phishing dangers before they result in a data breach. As phishing electronic mails are likely to be transmitted to many workers, safety teams must act swiftly when a phishing attack is known. A solution that lets phishing electronic mails to be reported by Read More

Phishing Attack at CareFirst BCBS Affects 6,800 Members

June 9, 2018

April 7, 2018   A targeted phishing attack performed on CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield has led to the disclosure of 6,800 plan subscribers’ protected health data. The attack was first found by CareFirst on March 12, 2018, leading to a complete check of their systems, which included a forensic study of the electronic mail system and CareFirst’s systems generally. Together with the internal inquiry by the CareFirst IT safety team, an external information safety company also studied the phishing attack. The studies didn’t find any evidence to indicate electronic mails in the undermined account had been viewed by the attacker; nevertheless, the electronic mails in the account did contain some PHI and data access couldn’t be removed with a Read More

UnityPoint Health Phishing Attack Undermines Many Employee Email Accounts

June 9, 2018

April 25, 2018   It has been found that UnityPoint Health worker accounts have been undermined and accessed by illegal people. The worker electronic mail accounts were initially accessed on November 1, 2017 and went on for a duration of 3 months until February 7, 2018, when the phishing attack was found and access to the compromised electronic mail accounts was disallowed. Upon noticing the phishing attack, UnityPoint Health hired a computer forensics firm to probe the level of the breach and the number of patients that were targeted. The probe found that a wide variety of PHI had possibly been obtained by the hackers, which included names in combination with one or more of the following data elements: Number Read More

GDPR Phishing Scams Pose the Main Threat

June 9, 2018

April 28, 2018   As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25 for all European Union (EU) member states, organizations and companies that gather, use, and store data on any European Union national — anywhere in the world — face a duty to obey. Failure to do so might lead to fines as high as 4% of the organization’s sales or €20m. The new law has sent companies into a panic. It has also led to hateful plans by hackers. As organizations and businesses are sending electronic mails to employees and clients requesting approval to gather and store data, hackers are rubbing their hands in pleasure about the possible breach these requests might present. Those Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Claims UnityPoint Health Misinform Patients over Severity of Phishing Attack

June 9, 2018

May 10, 2018   A class action litigation has been filed in reaction to a data breach at UnityPoint Health that saw the protected health information (PHI) of 16,429 patients disclosed and possibly obtained by illegal persons. As with several other healthcare data breaches, PHI was disclosed as a consequence of workers falling for phishing electronic mails. UnityPoint Health found the security breach on February 15, 2018 and sent breach notification letters to affected patients two months later, on or about April 16, 2018. HIPAA-protected units have up to 60 days after the discovery of a data breach to issue notices to patients. Several healthcare companies wait before issuing breach notices and submitting reports of the event to the Department Read More

GDPR Phishing Scam Targets Airbnb Clients

June 8, 2018

May 18, 2018   A GDPR phishing cheat has been found targeting Airbnb clients. The GDPR-themed cheat requests clients of the home-sharing website should re-enter their contact information as well as credit card particulars in order to comply with the EU’s GDPR that comes into effect on May 25, 2018. The scammers are taking advantage of the high volume of electronic mails presently being sent by businesses as part of their GDPR compliance attempts. Consumers have been receiving electronic mails from a wide variety of businesses requesting they renew their information, re-confirm that they still desire to remain on mailing lists and study new GDPR-compliant privacy policies before the compliance closing date. Over the past few weeks, several businesses have Read More

InfoSec Institute Mentioned in 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Consciousness CBT

June 8, 2018

May 19, 2018   The InfoSec Institute has established a big library of training material on cybersecurity and helps safety experts achieve qualifications to improve their career chances. The business has also established a platform for companies to use to upgrade their fortifications against phishing attacks and other dangers that target workers. The company’s SecurityIQ training program combines a big library of teaching material and a phishing replication solution within a single program. After training the staff, companies can use phishing replications to see how effective their training has been. The replications help companies find areas of vulnerability that can be faced with additional teaching. The program now contains over 300 training units and more than 1,000 phishing models based Read More

ADT Now Offering Cofense Phishing Detection and Response Capabilities to Customers

June 8, 2018

May 19, 2018   Cofense has declared a new association with the safety observing and interactive home as well as business automation solution provider ADT. Boca Raton, FL-based ADT is a top provider of security and automation solutions to enterprises and medium-sized companies all over the United States and Canada. The company assists businesses to find and react to cyberthreats in real-time, speeding up the alleviation of attacks to minimize effect on the company. ADT’s cybersecurity platform helps companies manage, organize, and gather cyber intelligence and automate safety analyst workflows. The platform allows companies to greatly decrease the time between a cyberattack and finding and managing the safety breach. Although ADT cybersecurity services allow companies to respond swiftly to a Read More

Lincare Resolves W-2 Phishing Scam Lawsuit for $875,000

June 8, 2018

May 20, 2018   The respiratory treatment provider Lincare Inc., has agreed to resolve a class-action claim filed by workers whose W-2 information was transmitted to cybercriminals when a worker replied to a phishing cheat. On February 3, 2017, a member of Lincare’s human resources division received an electronic mail from a high-level manager demanding copies of W-2 information for all workers of the company. Believing the electronic mail was a valid request, the worker replied and enclosed W-2 information for ‘a specific number of workers of Lincare and its associates.’ After learning the accidental leak of confidential information, Lincare got in touch with affected workers and presented them identity theft insurance, two years of credit monitoring, and remediation facilities Read More

Aultman Health Foundation Phishing Attack Affects up to 42,600 Patients

June 8, 2018

May 30, 2018   Aultman Health Foundation, which manages Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH, is warning about 42,600 patients that some of their protected health information might have been accessed because of a phishing attack. Unknown and unauthorized people succeeded in gaining access to many electronic mail accounts used by staff members of Aultman Hospital, its AultWorks Occupational Medicine department, and some Aultman physician centers. The illegal access was first noticed on March 28, 2018, leading to a thorough inquiry to decide the level of the breach and whether any confidential information might have been accessed. Third-party information safety experts were hired to assist with the inquiry and found that access to the electronic mail accounts occurred on many occasions Read More

Cofense Re-Introduces Reseller Network Program when it Implements a 100% Indirect Sales Style

April 27, 2018

Cofense, previously PhishMe, is shifting away from direct sales as well as intends to convert to a 100% network dedicated firm. The Leesburg, Virginia located company has now taken a stride nearer to that objective with the re-introduction of its reseller network program since the company intends to increase its 300+ network of international sales associates. The Cofense associate program has proven much admired by Managed Service Providers (MSPs) whose customers are appreciating the advantages to be gotten from coaching the staff to be more safety conscious.  Phishing occurrences are now the biggest threat confronted by firms, and although electronic mail safety solutions are used to decrease the danger, malevolent messages are still conveyed to users’ inboxes. An earlier investigation Read More

Microsoft Introduces Complimentary Windows Protector Chrome Plugin

April 27, 2018

Among the main marketing points of the Microsoft Edge browser is its defense against phishing attacks. Microsoft Edge is now the greatest browser to use to obstruct phishing attacks, with tests carried out by NSS Laboratories indicating Edge to be competent of obstructing 99% of phishing as well as social engineering-based malware attacks. Its nearest rival, Google Chrome, just obstructed 87% of attacks, whereas Firefox obstructed only 70%. Both of those browsers influence Google’s Secure Surfing API, which while providing good defense from web-based attacks, is junior to Microsoft’s technology. The plugin, called Windows Defender Browser Protection (WDBP), is offered free to operators of Chrome. The plugin may be utilized on Windows and MacOS and will also shortly be available Read More

Wombat Security Honored at SC Media Awards

April 26, 2018

Wombat Security, currently a branch of Proofpoint, assists companies coach workers to become more safety conscious and know possible phishing electronic mails as well as other electronic mail-based cyber dangers. The firm has established a general teaching library and CBT platform that companies can use as the foundation of their safety consciousness plans, together with a phishing replication plan to put the teaching to the test. The company was lately honored at current year’s SC Mass media Awards, being nominated winner of a Specialist Award in the Best IT Safety-Related Training Program group. Each year, hundreds of creations are taken into consideration for the awards with the group narrowed down to a few of qualifiers. A board of impartial judges Read More

Agari Nominated Best Electronic mail Safety Solution at 2018 SC Media Awards

April 25, 2018

Agari has been admired at current year’s SC Media Awards and has treasured an esteemed Expert Award for its electronic mail safety solution – the Agari Electronic mail Trust Program. The SC Media Awards are the best cybersecurity awards for the cybersecurity trade. Each year, hundreds of creations are evaluated by a board of impartial judges taken from the cybersecurity trade. The selected solutions are finalized to five qualifiers in each group. This year’s qualifiers for the Best Electronic mail Safety Solution group were the Agari FireEye Email Security, Email Trust Platform, Zix for ZixProtect, Proofpoint Email Protection, and Mimecast Advanced Security. Agari was selected group winner at the festival awards ceremonial in San Francisco on April 17, 2018. The Read More

KnowBe4 Releases Warning Concerning Bogus Active Shooter Phishing Electronic mails

April 22, 2018

The latest firings at schools in the United States have stunned the country, with academic institutes these days on high alert for any repetitions. The news bulletin of an active shooter on site needs an instant reaction and is expected to lead to terror. It’s, therefore, no wonder that scammers have taken benefit and have been transmitting bogus active shooter warnings through electronic mail to colleges and schools. KnowBe4 has lately recognized one such cheat that was used to aim a community college in Florida. Numerous subject lines were incorporated in the electronic mails alongside the same subject: There is presently an active shooter on site. Variations of the cheat discovered by KnowBe4 contain the topic lines: “IT Bureau: Safety Read More

Cofense Triage Upgrade Increases Discernibility into Phishing Dangers to Upgrade Reaction Times

April 21, 2018

The human-handled phishing protection solution supplier Cofense has declared its occurrence reaction program – Cofense Triage – has been upgraded. There have been numerous main improvements to the program that decrease noise and increase visibility into real-time dangers, letting IR groups step up their reaction to existing phishing dangers that have made it cross the boundary. The upgrade makes it simpler for safety groups to react to phishing dangers presently in progress and attack dangers before they bring about a data breach or expensive ransomware or malware infection. Among the main difficulties confronted by security groups are parting the chaff from the wheat. Safety consciousness coaching teaches the staff to be cautious of dangers and phishing informing solutions let doubtful Read More

Safety IQ BEC Defense Group Coaches Companies for Electronic mail Account Compromise Attacks

April 21, 2018

Company electronic mail compromise attacks are on the increase, with one latest report telling 44% of companies have faced an attack. Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are now usual. Electronic mail accounts are undermined, and danger actors abuse the accounts to transmit targeted emails to persons in a business. Requests are created to have confidential data transmitted by electronic mail or for electronic transfers to be completed. Stylish social engineering skills are utilized to persuade the electronic mail receiver that the request is authentic. The attacks frequently involve a series of electronic mails with the receiver trusting they are consistent with the account holder. As these emails are sent from authentic accounts, they are seldom jammed by junk fortifications. These cheats Read More

Human Element Cybersecurity Statement Issued by Proofpoint

April 20, 2018

As per the annual human factor cybersecurity account from Proofpoint, the human element carries on to be widely abused by cybercriminals. Although hacks are still routine, cybercriminals are typically depending on some contact from workers to steal cash from bank accounts, acquire login identifications and confidential files, and infect networks and end points with ransomware and malware. The information for the newest report comes from Proofpoint’s 6,000+ clients and was accumulated all through 2017. The report discloses a few of the main cyberattack tendencies, including attacks on cloud apps, electronic mail, and social media networks. The abuse of weaknesses in software is still the modus operandi of numerous main cybercriminal alliances, even though it’s the misuse of human character that was the Read More

Barracuda PhishLine Levelized Plan Presents New Way of Measuring Vulnerability to Phishing Attacks

April 20, 2018

April 17 saw the introduction of Barracuda PhishLine Levelized Plans – A new method created by PhishLine and Barracuda to define and improve user opposition to phishing attacks. Most anti-phishing teaching solutions employ tick rate metrics to decide opposition and vulnerability to phishing attacks. Although this way of testing workers has proven effectual, Barracuda Networks mentions that there are bounds restrictions to this method. It’s all too usual for tick rate exhaustion to take root and existing methods used to measure opposition to phishing attacks concentrate on the negative – unsuccessful phishing imitations – instead of the optimistic – growth that has been achieved. Implementing a more optimistic method inspires users to increase their phishing finding expertise. Throughout Barracuda PhishLine Read More

44% of Companies Targets of Account Seizure Attacks

April 19, 2018

Agari has issued statistics from latest research that indicate account seizure attacks are increasing. These phishing attacks contain the use of an undermined electronic mail account to deceive workers into disclosing confidential information or installing a malevolent program. Agari discloses account seizure attacks have increased twofold in 2018. As messages are supposed to have been transmitted from a known person, several electronic mail receivers let their guard down. The efficiency of this phishing method is exposed by Agari’s statistics from a latest Osterman Research analysis on 140 companies with an average of 16,821 electronic mail users. In the last 12 months, 44% of responders said their business has been a sufferer of an electronic mail account seizure attack. Contrary to Read More

Multiple Staff Electronic mail Accounts Retrieved in UnityPoint Health Phishing Incident

April 19, 2018

It has been found that the electronic mail accounts of numerous workers of UnityPoint Health have been undermined and retrieved by illegal persons. Access to the employees’ electronic mail accounts was first gained on November 1, 2017, and carried on for a duration of 3 months until February 7, 2018, when the phishing occurrence was seen and access to the undermined electronic mail accounts was switched off. When the phishing outbreak was first noted, UnityPoint Health tried to find the services of a computer forensics company to check the range of the breach and the number of patients affected. The analysis indicated a wide range of safeguarded health files had possibly been acquired by the attackers, which contained names together with Read More

Electronic mail Account Breach Affects 4,000 Sick Persons of Texas Health Resources

April 18, 2018

Texas Health Resources is dispatching notices to ‘4,000 patients’ that a few of their PHI might have been seen by unauthorized people. The Arlington-located healthcare supplier, a provider to more than 1.7 million patients in North Texas, states that the data breach might have occurred as early as October 2017, even though they didn’t find it until January 17, 2018, when police warned the health system to it. The breach undermined data that was included in electronic mail accounts that the hacker(s) might have been capable to access to for as long as 3 months. Law organizations requested that there should be a postponement in issuing breach notice letters, which would usually have to be delivered within 60 days of Read More

Alert Over Likely MyFitnessPal Phishing Attacks

April 11, 2018

A lately discovered cyberattack on Under Armour has increased fears concerning an upsurge of MyFitnessPal phishing attacks. On March 25, 2018, Under Armour found an unlawful person had accessed the data of 150 million operators of MyFitnessPal – including operators with website accounts and persons who utilize the MyFitnessPal app. The Under Armour data breach is the biggest to be found this year which had affected the largest number of people, even though contrary to several other breaches found in Q1, the data acquired by the attackers was restricted. Additionally, the stolen information was not simple text. It had been cut up so couldn’t be instantly retrieved. Electronic mail addresses, usernames, and passwords were stolen with the latter encrypted utilizing Read More

Cofense Increases its Industry Leading Safety Consciousness and Worker Conditioning Solutions

April 11, 2018

Cofense, the prominent supplier of safety consciousness and worker conditioning solutions for companies to assist them to cope phishing danger, has declared it has made a number of key improvements to its human phishing protection plan including the launch of more industry originals. The updates contain improved analytics as well as reporting jobs that let managers produce boardroom-level quality details showing the consequences of the company’s phishing security plan – Currently no other anti-phishing solution supplier offers report production of boardroom rank quality. With boards now taking a more vigorous interest in their company’s cybersecurity plan and safety position, the reports are valuable for showing the effectiveness of safety consciousness teaching and ROI. The update also contains Recipient Management tasks Read More

Lazio Football Club Phishing Cheat Sees €2 Million Paid to Assailants

April 8, 2018

Phishing cheats can prove costly for companies, such as the Italian Serie A football team Lazio is now known to all. The latest phishing cheat might have cost the club €2 million. Lazio Football Club transferred to defender Stefan de Vrij from the Dutch club Feyenoord during the summer of 2014 for about €8 million. That transfer fee was not paid in one lump sum. There was one remaining payment of about €2 million left. It’s that last transfer of funds that was misplaced. Lazio officers replied to an electronic mail that asked the closing payment for the sportsman. That electronic mail was not transmitted by his ex-club or club reps, which is what was claimed in the electronic mail. The Read More

Phishing Incident on CareFirst BCBS Affects 6,800 Plan Associates

April 5, 2018

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield is warning 6,800 of its plan associates that a few of their PHI has possibly been retrieved by illegal persons as a consequence of a successful phishing attack on one of its workers. Phishing attacks are carried out to access confidential information like electronic mail identifications. Those identifications are then used to access sensitive data or carry out more attacks on a business. The CareFirst phishing incident was found on March 12, 2018. A single worker was fooled into leaking electronic mail account identifications and the attackers used those identifications to access the electronic mail account and send spam electronic mails to an electronic mail contact list. The receivers of those emails were not linked Read More

Phishing Mockup Certification Plan Offered by Cofense

April 2, 2018

Cofense, the business previously called PhishMe, has introduced the industry’s first ever phishing mockup certification plan. The program includes all of the skills required to create, perform, and sustain phishing mockup and worker safety consciousness programs. After finishing the training, safety experts will be conferred with Cofense PhishMe accreditation which proves their capability to run phishing mockup programs. As per Cofense, the plan will take roughly 4 hours to finish and consists of 3 training units. Each training unit covers many areas of training and can be finished over any interval of time – whenever partakers have the time to spare. If a training unit requires being halted at any time – due to personal commitments or work– the module Read More

New Insider Danger Teaching Units Issued by Wombat Security

March 30, 2018

Anti-phishing solution supplier Wombat Security – currently a department of Proofpoint – has issued new insider danger teaching units to assist companies to cope with the danger from within. Insider breaches are a top reason for data breaches, particularly in the US healthcare trade where they have top spot with hacks. Insider dangers contain simple errors made by workers, carelessness, and malicious actions taken to cause damage to the business or its clients, customers, or patients. The latter category includes data theft and sabotage. The former contains replies to phishing electronic mails, misconfigurations of software and other cheats. Collectively insiders are accountable for a high proportion of data breaches, in spite of that insider dangers are possibly the toughest deal Read More

European Phishing Reply Tendencies Report Indicates EU Companies Not ready for Phishing Attacks

March 29, 2018

The latest statement from Cofense (previously PhishMe) has exposed the bulk of EU companies don’t feel they are well organized to cope with phishing attacks. Phishing is the main danger to companies of all sizes. SMBs and enterprises should cope with spray and pray crusades and targeted phishing attacks on their business and highly aimed spear phishing attacks on particular groups of workers. The information for the European Phishing Reply Tendencies Report comes from the latest survey carried out on 400 IT experts at European companies in a wide variety of industry sectors. 78% of responders stated that they had already suffered a cyberattack that began with a phishing electronic mail. Although companies in Europe have had practice at coping with the Read More

Cofense Statement Discloses Latest Malware Distribution and Attack Tendencies

March 25, 2018

The 2018 Malware Analysis from anti-phishing solution supplier and safety consciousness Cofense (Previously PhishMe) looks at malware tendencies during the previous 12 months and makes forecasts concerning attack trends and malware delivery in 2018. The 2018 Cofense Malware Analysis, named A Look Backward and a Look Ahead, was composed after evaluating millions of spam and phishing emails collected from several sources throughout the previous year. The statement has a strong concentration on phishing and other electronic mail attacks – The main attack technique used by danger actors to access enterprise and SMB systems. Cofense also investigated the malware being used by cyberpunks and how the malevolent code has advanced during the previous 12 months. The study emphasizes just how compliant hackers Read More

Primary Health Care Faces Many Electronic mail Hacks

March 22, 2018

A non-profit setup of community health facilities in Des Moines, Marshalltown as well as Ames, IA, Primary Health Care Inc. has informed that hackers accessed the electronic mail accounts of four employees and might have downloaded or viewed patients’ PHI. A press announcement released by Primary Health Care and published an alternate breach notification to its internet site on March 16, 2018, summarizing that the breach happened on February 28, 2017. The breach was noticed on March 1, 2017. Primary Health Care is now alerting concerned patients and will be recording an occurrence report to the Division of Health and Human Services’ OCR. No clarification was included regarding why the breach took a complete year to report, even though the way Read More

1,049 Patients of RoxSan Pharmacy Alerted of 2015 Electronic mail Breach

March 22, 2018

1,049 patients of Beverly Hills, CA-located RoxSan Pharmacy have been alerted that a few of their PHI has been shared with a BA via an unencrypted electronic mail. The notice letters were dispatched to affected persons during February, even though the incident occurred on January 20, 2015. Remarking in the latest press announcement, RoxSan stated that affected persons are being contacted in “as timely a way as possible”. The delay in dispatching notices was because of “the safeguarded nature of the forensic inquiry”. It’s not totally clear when RoxSan Pharmacy became conscious of the mistake. The PHI was attached to a data file that was conveyed to a single receiver – A Business Associate of the drugstore – who worked Read More

Infosec Institute Training Library Currently Contains Over 1,200 Training Sources

March 18, 2018

The Infosec Institute, the creator of the SecurityIQ phishing consciousness teaching platform, has been gradually increasing its teaching units to help educational institutions, non-profits, and businesses, improve the safety consciousness of workers and coach workforce on cybersecurity as well as compliance. The latest update to the teaching collection sees five new units included covering the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). The five new teaching units contain four CJIS policy units: Dissemination/Destruction, Media Protection, Physical Security, and Handling CJI, and one CJIS Safety Policy unit. The latest additions have been made available in English, Polish, Russian and Romanian. The teaching material must be utilized to improve policy and safety consciousness of all workers who need to manage criminal justice information (CJI). Read More

Two-Thirds of Indian Businesses Have been Beleaguered with Ransomware

March 17, 2018

Sophos has announced the latest State of Enterprise Safety Report that offers insight into the key dangers confronted by companies all over the world. The statement was based on a survey carried out on 2,700 IT administrators located in 10 countries (USA, Mexico, Japan, South Africa, India, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, and the UK). Among the main points from the statement is the level to which Indian companies are being affected and just how susceptible Indian businesses are to ransomware and malware attacks. The statement discloses over two-thirds of Indian businesses have suffered a ransomware attack – considerably more than companies based in other countries. Additionally, instead of shoring up fortifications to safeguard against future attacks, several Indian companies have Read More

KnowBe4 Acquired Popcorn Training

March 11, 2018

Security consciousness training and phishing replication platform provider KnowBe4 has declared it has acquired the South African coaching company Popcorn Training. The purchase will see the South African business’s 52 training units incorporated into the KnowBe4 teaching library. Popcorn Training is a prize-winning training company with a worldwide customer base. The firm is recognized for developing engaging training material and has developed a wide collection of training material that is now used by businesses around the world to develop their workers as well as help them acquire latest skills. Popcorn Training was incorporated in Gartner’s Challengers Magic Quadrant for Safety Education Awareness Computer-Centered Training in 2014 and was placed in the Visionaries quadrant in 2016. Even though Popcorn Training units Read More

Proofpoint’s Purchase of Wombat Safety Technologies has now been Finished

March 3, 2018

Proofpoint announced, in early February that it was to purchase the safety consciousness and phishing imitation platform supplier Wombat Safety Technologies for $225 million. Two days ago, Proofpoint has verified that the purchase has now been finished. The purchase will see Wombat Safety’s phishing imitation platform, its safety consciousness computer-based teaching content, as well as its phishing recording tool integrated into the Proofpoint Link system offering a more detailed variety of anti-phishing resolutions for Proofpoint clients. Proofpoint has accepted that although technology is vital to defend against phishing attacks, the ever-changing strategies of cybercriminals implies technological solutions can’t provide perfect safety. As phishers and scammers create new methods for targeting workers, some hateful electronic mails are sure to slide through Read More

Phishing Attack on Sutter Health Business Partner Affects Patients

February 28, 2018

Sutter Health is getting in touch with certain patients to inform them that their PHI might have been exposed to a phishing attack on the legal company Salem and Green, one of its BAs. It’s supposed that the attack happened on or around October 11, 2017, a phishing electronic mail was gotten by an employee at Salem and Green. The employee replied and, in doing this, let the assailants access to their electronic mail account. Upon discovering that the attack has taken place, a forensics company was hired to perform a check of the affected computer as well as network to decide the type of the attack and whether any confidential information had been stolen. The analysis showed that the safety Read More

PhishLabs Research Exposes Level of Cybercriminals’ Misuse of HTTPS

February 25, 2018

The phishing Activity Tendencies Statement for Q3 2017 from the Anti Phishing Working Consortium has exposed the level to which cybercriminals are misusing the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) procedure in phishing attacks. Websites utilizing HTTPS encode the link between the browser and website to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks. There has been the main change from HTTP to HTTPS by online traders as well as other companies to offer an additional degree of safety and make sure buyers can submit confidential information like credit card details and passwords safely on their websites. During the last 2 years, there have been main coverages in the general press of the requirement to make sure that sites begin with HTTPS and contain a green Read More

Ironscales Phishing Danger Technology Known for Spear Phishing Safety Features

February 24, 2018

Ironscales, a supplier of an automatic phishing detection, protection, and reply platform has had its improved spear phishing danger technology known as an important invention in the spear phishing marketplace by the international market research as well as consulting company Markets&Market in its latest spear phishing marketplace report. The firm’s technology was improved explicitly to block and identify unconventional spear phishing dangers that frequently pass through safe electronic mail gateways and junk sieving solutions hidden. In a few years, the firm has announced an advanced range of goods to better defend companies from progressively stylish electronic mail-based dangers. “We are grateful to the Markets&Markets experts for knowing and certifying our multi-phased tactic to phishing alleviation that blends human acumen with Read More

PhishMe Assured 2018 Stevie Prize for Customer Service and Sales

February 1, 2018

The Stevie Sales and Customer Service Rewards system was established to appreciate the accomplishments of business development, contact center, customer service, and sales specialists as well as reward brilliance. The awards system is in its 12th year, and the qualifiers for this year’s honors have just been declared. The qualifiers were chosen from a list of over 2,500 contenders from companies of all sizes all over the world, based on the mean grades given by over 150 experts in 7 specific judging boards. Altogether there are 89 groups for contact centers and customer service and 60 groups for business development and sales. PhishMe has declared that it has been selected a finalist in the Customer Service Division of the Year group Read More

Be cautious of W2 Phishing Cheats This Tax Period

January 25, 2018

Companies are being alerted to be cautious of W2 phishing cheats this tax period. The last 2 years have seen many companies cheated into disclosing the W2 documents of their workers. The identifications on the documents were then used to file away wrong tax returns. The current year is likely to be the same. The previous year, accounts division and payroll workforce were aimed at with W2 phishing cheats, using an attack method known as business electronic mail compromise or BEC. The BEC cheats involve the impression of the Chief Executive Officer or a different C-suite executive, with electronic mail appeals sent to accounts division and payroll workforce requesting for duplicates of W2 documents for workers who worked for the Read More

Phishing Electronic mails Boosting Bogus Meltdown as well as Spectre Spots

January 20, 2018

The lately revealed microprocessor weaknesses – Spectre and Meltdown– have had hardware and software companies working fast to develop patches. Cybercriminals have also been occupied evolving phishing promotions that boost bogus Spectre and Meltdown spots. It should not be a shock that cybercriminals are exploiting the haste to safeguard computers and spot the weaknesses. The weaknesses can possibly be abused to gain access to highly confidential information, the defects have been extensively exposed, and several operators are dreadful that the defects will be abused. A lot of software businesses have been developing as well as announcing software upgrades, including Microsoft, Google, and Firefox. With so numerous upgrades to apply, and worry that the weaknesses might be abused if systems aren’t Read More

Florida Organization for Health Care Management Hit by Phishing Attack

January 13, 2018

An illegal person has accessed a single electronic mail account of an employee at the Organization for Health Care Management in Florida utilizing a phishing cheat. The employee was sent, and replied to, a malevolent phishing electronic message on November 15, 2017, and disclosed login particulars that allowed the assailant to distantly access her/his electronic mail account and, possibly, the PHI of as many as 30,000 Healthcare recruiters. The organization identified the safety breach on November 20 and performed a password change to avoid additional access. The phishing case was also informed to the organization’s inspector general, who started an inquiry into the phishing attack. Initial reports from that inquiry were circulated to the general public late previous week. An organization press Read More

Bronson Healthcare Company Phishing Attack Affects 8,256 Patients

January 8, 2018

A latest Bronson Healthcare Company phishing attack has led to a hacker gaining access to the protected health information (PHI) of 8,256 patients. The attack allowed the cyberpunk to access to the health system’s electronic mail arrangement, which had the names, treatment information of patients, and medications. No patients’ financial information or Social Security numbers were undermined, and its electronic health documentation system wasn’t undermined. Altogether, the electronic mail accounts of 5 workers were undermined over a period of two weeks. Although patients’ PHI was possibly undermined in the attack, Bronson Healthcare Company informs that the goal of the assailants wasn’t to get patient information, in its place, the main focus of the attack seems to have been to access Read More

Contacts Stolen and Spear Phishing Electronic mails Transmitted by Ursnif Trojan

January 3, 2018

The financial division lending Trojan Ursnif, among the most usually experienced lending Trojans, has before been utilized to attack lending organizations. Nevertheless, it appears the people behind the malevolent program have extended their limits, with cyberattacks now being conducted on a wide range of groups across several different subdivisions, including healthcare. The latest type of the Ursnif Trojan was discovered by scientists at safety company Barkly. The malevolent program was transmitted in a phishing electronic mail that appeared to have been transmitted in reply to a message transmitted to another company. The spear phishing electronic mail contained the message thread from earlier chats, signifying the electronic mail information of the receiver had been edited. The electronic mail had a Word Read More

Increase in HTTPS Phishing Sites Discovered

December 9, 2017

The previous few years have viewed several businesses change from HTTP to HTTPS websites, however, HTTPS phishing sites have likewise enhanced. A green lock next to the URL shows the site is safe and movement between the website and browser is encrypted, however, it doesn’t imply the website is genuine. All HTTPS implies is the link between the website and the user is safe and any information transmitted between the two can’t be interrupted and studied.  A survey carried out by PhishLabs previous month proposed 80% of customers think that if a site has a green lock and begins with HTTPS, it’s safe and/or genuine. PhishLabs also notices that cybercriminals are adopting HTTPS. A latest PhishLabs report indicated HTTPS phishing Read More

IronScales Amasses $6.5 Million into Series A Financing

December 8, 2017

Tel Aviv-centered anti-phishing firm IronScales has amassed $6.5 million in Series A financing, getting total equity financing to over $8 million. IronScales has relished sustained double-digit progress during the last 3 years and has financed profoundly in its threat discovery, occurrence reaction, and threat information distribution know-how. The organization has lately been ranked as among the top 10 organizations to observe through Momentum Partners as well as is presently increasing its activities and increasing international vending of anti-phishing resolutions through it. The recent financing round will assist to increase that growth more. The recent financing round was steered through K1 Investment Management, a personal equity company centered in L.A. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., as well as Elron Electronic Industries Read More

DMARC Adoption Research Discloses Healthcare Trade Trails After Other Industry Areas

December 5, 2017

A latest DMARC adoption analysis by Agari has exposed the healthcare trade lags after most other industry areas on electronic mail validation. The majority of the top healthcare companies in the United States are not succeeding to safeguard their clients and partners from phishing dangers. Domain-centered message authentication, reporting, and conformance (DMARC) safeguards domains as well as stops domain misuse by phishers. Although DMARC is extremely effective at validating mails and avoiding fooling, 98% of best healthcare operators haven’t yet applied DMARC. In the UK, nearly no one of the domains utilized by NHS Custodies is safeguarded by DMARC, causing them subject to phishing attacks. 99% of National Health Service Trust domains aren’t safeguarded by DMARC. For the research, Agari examined domains Read More

Phishing Attack on Medical College of Wisconsin Impacts 9,500 Patients

December 1, 2017

The disclosure of roughly 9,500 patients’ PHI at the Medical College of Wisconsin has been triggered by a phishing attack. The assailants could access many staff members’ electronic mail accounts, which contained a range of confidential information of patients as well as some faculty workers. The kinds of files in the accessed electronic mail accounts contained names, surgical information, treatment details, medical diagnoses, health insurance details, dates of birth, medical record numbers, dates of service and addresses. Bank account information and Social Security numbers of very few people had been accessed. The incident occurred during July 21 to July 28 when phishing electronic mails were transferred to specific people at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Responding to those electronic mails Read More

MediaPro Starts Latest Travel Safety Consciousness Training Program

November 30, 2017

Companies can train their workers to be more safety conscious in the office, however, when it comes down to business tours, workers face extra safety risks. Training workers to be more security conscious when touring can assist them to evade dangerous behaviors that might possibly result in malevolent program infections or the unintentional exposure of confidential information. To assist companies to cope with the additional dangers that originate from a business tour, MediaPro has established a new travel safety consciousness training program, which has nowadays been added to its big library of safety consciousness training programs. Training programs can be boring and dull, and if workers aren’t involved, they do not learn and knowledge preservation is bad. MediaPro understands that Read More

Sophos Assists Consumers Evade Phishing Scams While Shopping Online

November 28, 2017

The Holiday period is a hectic time for cybercriminals as it’s for online buyers, therefore how can you evade phishing scams when spending online this joyful season? Sophos has lately offered tips for buyers to help them evade phishing scams when spending online, highlighting a few of the common methods exploited by scammers, and how to identify scam emails and phishing websites. Among the most common methods that scammers deceive victims is with wonderful offers.  Certainly, there are genuine Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals to be had, however, sellers will just go so far with reductions. If a site is offering a wonderful deal that appears too good to be correct, it’s probably a scam. Get such an offer Read More

Doubted UPMC Susquehanna Phishing Attack Discloses 1,200 Patients’ PHI

November 25, 2017

A system of medical centers and hospitals in Muncy, Wellsboro, and Williamsport in Pennsylvania, known as UPMC Susquehanna has disclosed that the PHI of 1,200 patients has probably been accessed by illegal people. Access to PHI is believed to have been obtained after a worker responded to a phishing electronic mail. Although information regarding the breach date hasn’t been announced, UPMC Susquehanna states it found the breach on September 21, once an employee informed doubtful activity on his computer. A probe was started which disclosed the access to that individual’s computer by illegal people. They haven’t yet discovered whether the assailant stole, viewed or abused any patient data, however, the probability of misuse and data access couldn’t be precluded. The Read More

Phishing is the Main Safety Risk in Australia

November 24, 2017

As per the latest analysis of IT experts by anti-phishing answer provider PhishMe, the main safety risk in Australia for companies is phishing. The analysis was carried out on IT experts from a wide variety of industry subdivisions including telecoms, transportation, services, high-tech, manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare, and consumer facilities. The survey disclosed that 89% of IT experts that participated in the analysis have had to cope with safety cases linked to deceiving electronic mails, and over 60% of respondents had to cope with over one phishing-linked safety event. The level that companies are being inundated by phishing electronic mails was obvious. Over one-third of respondents stated their firm has to cope with over 500 phishing electronic mails every week, Read More

Contacts Stolen and Spear Phishing Electronic mails Transmitted by Ursnif Trojan

November 19, 2017

The financial division lending Trojan Ursnif, among the most usually experienced lending Trojans, has before been utilized to attack lending organizations. Nevertheless, it appears the people behind the malevolent program have extended their limits, with cyberattacks now being conducted on a wide range of groups across several different subdivisions, including healthcare. The latest type of the Ursnif Trojan was discovered by scientists at safety company Barkly. The malevolent program was transmitted in a phishing electronic mail that appeared to have been transmitted in reply to a message transmitted to another company. The spear phishing electronic mail contained the message thread from earlier chats, signifying the electronic mail information of the receiver had been edited. The electronic mail had a Word Read More

Wombat Security Technologies Positions No. 135 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Listing

November 18, 2017

Deloitte has circulated its most up-to-date Technology Fast 500 Listing – A listing of the quickest expanding organizations in the life sciences, technology, and telecommunications areas in North America. For the 3rd successive year, the anti-phishing seller Wombat Security Technologies has been incorporated in the listing and has rated in the top 150 organizations in the U.S. This year, the extraordinary 840% growth has ensured Wombat Security Technologies rank No.135, marking an upgrading on previous year’s rank. Security Education Platform of Wombat Security Technologies – a training course that assists companies to improve the safety consciousness of the staff – has now been accepted by over 2,000 firms all over the world who depend on the platform to change risky Read More

PhishMe Incorporated in 2017 Deloitte Knowledge Fast 500 Listing

November 14, 2017

The 2017 Deloitte’s Knowledge Fast 500 has been circulated – a listing of the best 500 quickest expanding businesses in the United States in the energy tech, telecoms, media, and life sciences trades. For the 3rd successive year, anti-phishing resolution supplier PhishMe has been incorporated in the Deloitte Knowledge Fast 500 listing. This year, in the general ranks, PhishMe was rated 200 and attained place 114 in the software group. To be incorporated in the Deloitte Knowledge Fast 500 listing, companies should have base-year working incomes more than $50,000, present working year incomes more than $5 million, and should possess intellectual property or branded technology that’s vended to clients in items that add to a bulk of the company’s working Read More

PhishLabs Introduces New Phishing Danger Checking and Forensics Facility

November 12, 2017

The Charleston, South Carolina-based anti-phishing solution supplier PhishLabs has introduced a new Phishing Danger Checking and Forensics Facility, which assists to detect phishing electronic mails that have avoided spam filtering tools. Even with a wide variety of tools in place to trap and isolate phishing electronic mails, some messages dodge discovery and are transferred to inboxes. That’s why safety consciousness training for workers is necessary. Training workers how to identify phishing electronic mails will decrease a company’s vulnerability to cyberattacks. Workers must be trained to report possibly doubtful electronic mails to safety teams, so that action can be taken to alleviate the dangers. Nevertheless, that puts a substantial load on busy security groups, which is where the latest Phishing Threat Read More

InfoSec Institute Introduces Latest Phishing Protection Device

November 12, 2017

The safety consciousness training firm, the InfoSec Institute, has introduced the latest phishing protection device known as PhishDefender, which the company claims can decrease phishing vulnerability to 0%. PhishDefender lets managers to automatically set safety controls dependent on real-time student data, altering controls automatically dependent on the intensity of danger. PhishDefenser has been attached to the firm’s SecurityIQ safety consciousness teaching program, which can be utilized by all InfoSec Institution clients. Workers that haven’t finished key training parts, or those that have executed badly, will automatically have the maximum safety controls used. All connects sent through electronic mail will be inactivated and other limitations are put into their accounts. When the user finishes more training periods and decreases their danger profile, Read More

MediaPro Incorporated in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Safety Consciousness

November 11, 2017

Bothell, WA-centered learning facilities business MediaPro has been classified among the bests in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Safety Consciousness Computer-centered Teaching. The business has been known for the wholeness of idea and capability to accomplish. This is the 4th successive year that the company has received the award and has made the Leaders Quadrant. Gartner elucidated that the business provides “among the most adaptable unified content answers within this marketplace.” The company’s CBT programs assist companies to train their workforce to turn into safety assets and identify and react correctly to cyber dangers. MediaPro’s program was admired for its high degree of interactivity, which assists with knowledge preservation, the easy-to-use interface which lets easy customization of training programs, Read More

PhishLine Associates with Pipeline Security and Steps into the Japanese Marketplace

November 8, 2017

Milwaukee-based safety consciousness coaching and anti-phishing seller PhishLine has declared a fresh collaboration with the Tokyo-centered company Pipeline Security. It’s expected that this new company will assist PhishLine to increase its footmark in East Asia and reinforce its existence in the Japanese safety marketplace. Pipeline Security is a well-appreciated safety company that serves several top-tier organizations in Japan, providing a variety of safety solutions to assist Japanese companies to increase their information safety controls. Together with technological solutions that can decrease vulnerability to cyberattacks, Pipeline Security will currently be providing an anti-phishing solution and PhishLine’s safety consciousness training platform. Companies can apply a variety of security controls, however, those solutions frequently don’t deal with the human part. When phishing electronic Read More

Latest MyEtherWallet Phishing Crusade Noticed

November 4, 2017

A latest MyEtherWallet phishing crusade has been noticed that utilizes a compelling domain as well as MyEtherWallet branding to deceive MyEtherWallet customers into disclosing their identifications and providing crooks access to their MyEtherWallet descriptions. In the initial few hours of the crusade, the crooks behind the cheat had gotten over $15,000 of MyEtherWallet coffers, including $13,000 from just one MyEtherWallet customer. The people behind this crusade have recorded a domain name that strongly looks like the genuine MyEtherWallet site. The domain is nearly identical to the actual site, and a casual look at the URL would not disclose anything annoying. The domain utilizes the same logos, design, and color orders as the real website. Linkages to the tricked site are Read More

KnowBe4 Obtains $30 Million Financing in Series B Supporting Series

November 3, 2017

KnowBe4, Anti-phishing solution supplier has obtained $30 million of development funds in its newest series B supporting round, taking its total funding up to $44 million. The newest series of financing was headed by a new financier – Goldman Sachs Development Equity. The extra money will mainly be utilized to encourage development in global marketplaces, with some coffers utilized for product expansion. The new financing comes after remarkable 3rd quarter sales, which were 2.63 times more than the preceding quarter. Q3, 2017 was the 18th successive quarter of constant development for the Clearwater, Florida-centered company. The sustained development is because of the high requirement for anti-phishing resolutions that increase the safety consciousness of workers. Now phishing is the number one Read More

PhishMe Acknowledged as Mentor by Gartner: Attached to Magic Quadrant for Safety Consciousness CBT

November 2, 2017

For the second successive year, PhishMe has been incorporated in the Leader’s Magic Quadrant for Safety Consciousness CBT by Gartner, accepting the capabilities and commitment of the business and the quality of its anti-phishing resolution and safety consciousness training package. 12 sellers were evaluated for the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Safety Consciousness CBT for the capability to perform and for the wholeness of the idea. PhishMe was rated highest for the capability to perform out of the 12 businesses evaluated for the October 2017 Magic Quadrant for Safety Consciousness CBT. PhishMe’s research has disclosed that over 90% of data breaches happen as a consequence of workers plunging for phishing electronic mails, highlighting the significance of training workers to be more safety Read More

51,000 Plan Subscribers Affected by Network Health Phishing Attack

October 18, 2017

Network Health has warned 51,232 of its plan customers that a few of their protected health information (PHI) has probably been accessed by illegal people. In August 2017, a few Network Health Wisconsin-centered workers got sophisticated phishing electronic mails. Two of those workers replied to the scam electronic mail and revealed their login identifications to the assailants, who utilized the particulars to gain access to their confidential email accounts. The undermined electronic mail accounts stowed a variety of confidential information including names, ID numbers, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, and provider information. No Social Security numbers or financial data were included in the undermined accounts, even though certain peoples’ health insurance claim details and claim numbers were possibly accessed. The Read More

Phishing Has Been the Prominent Path for Cyberattacks in 2017

October 10, 2017

A latest electronic mail safety report from anti-phishing seller IronScales indicates that all through 2017, the prominent cyberattack path is phishing electronic mails, which comprise nearly 95% of fruitful cyberattacks. For the information, IronScales examined 500 cybersecurity experts and requested queries regarding latest cyberattacks, their reasons, alleviating those attacks, and cybersecurity fortifications installed to stop attacks. Although several of the companies represented in this analysis had applied fortifications to avoid phishing electronic mails from being transferred, electronic mails were still going end users’ inboxes. Electronic mails were found to be dodging firewalls, spam filters, and gateway solutions. Distracted and busy workers were replying to those electronic mails and installing a malevolent program or revealing their login identifications. The most usual Read More

Webroot Purchases Securecast and Begins Offering Anti-Phishing Coaching

August 23, 2017

Webroot, a prominent supplier of endpoint safety systems, has declared it has purchased Securecast – A supplier of a completely automatic safety consciousness coaching program. The Securecast safety-consciousness-as-a-service program has been retitled Webroot Safety Consciousness Coaching, and a beta type of the program has now been made accessible. Webroot will be the different platform to its clients to assist them to coach their workers to be more safety conscious and find and react appropriately to phishing attacks. The Webroot Safety Consciousness Training Program will incorporate a full library of coaching resources comprising the most usual attack paths and methods utilized by cybercriminals to access networks and files. Coaching modules can be utilized to coach workers how to recognize phishing electronic Read More

City of Hope Phishing Attack Affects 3,400 Patients

August 16, 2017

The latest City of Hope phishing attack has possibly led to the PHI of 3,400 sick persons retrieved by cybercriminals. City of Hope workers were sent phishing electronic mails on May 31 as well as June 2, 2017. Four workers replied to the electronic mails and revealed their email identifications to the attackers. Four electronic mail accounts were retrieved by the attackers. Although the electronic mail accounts contained confidential information, City of Hope officers don’t think the attack was carried out to thieve data, instead to use the electronic mail accounts for additional spam and phishing campaigns. That resolve was founded on an examination of the activities of the attackers after access to the accounts was achieved. Nevertheless, though data Read More

Call Distributed for National Organizations to Implement DMARC to Avoid Phishing

July 22, 2017

During the previous few months, there have been numerous instances of crooks mimicking government departments in phishing campaigns, stimulating Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) to send a letter to the Division of Homeland Safety requesting for the usage of DMARC to avoid phishing attacks using national email domains. Phishers are accessing actual domains utilized by national organizations and are sending out phishing electronic mails. The authorized domains add genuineness to the phishing attacks, increasingly the possibility that electronic mail receivers will open the electronic mails and take whatever action the assailants propose. DMARC can be utilized to avoid spoofing of domains. DMARC utilizes 2 authentication systems: The Sender Policy Framework and Domain Keys Identified Mail to confirm the transmitter of the Read More

Google Makes It Tougher to Install Malevolent Applications

July 20, 2017

In May, a phishing promotion took benefit of users of Google Docs. Electronic mails were transmitted having a link to Google Docs that seemed to be an offer to work together on a document. The electronic mails had all the usual naming one would suppose from a genuine request. Nevertheless, the invitation was not transmitted through Google Docs. It was transmitted through a third-party application that had been titled Google Docs. Ticking the link to receive the request to work in partnership on the document in fact installed a malevolent app. If a receiver followed the directions in the electronic mail they would allow the app certain authorizations. Doing thus would see the same invitation sent to all of their Read More

Phishing Tendencies and Intelligence Statement Distributed by PhishLabs

June 14, 2017

PhishLabs, a prominent supplier of phishing protection solutions, has distributed its Phishing Tendencies and Intelligence Statement for Q1, 2017. The statement demonstrates that cybercriminals have altering strategies as well as targets in the 1st quarter of 2017, attacking different trades with different techniques compared to the preceding quarter. PhishLabs Chief Executive Officer Tony Price said, “The 1rst quarter of 2017 demonstrates just how swiftly the phishing danger landscape can alter as threat actors change who they focus on and in what way.” Although the healthcare division has been the main goal in 2016, in Q1, 2017 the bulk of phishing attacks were carried out on 5 other industry divisions. PhishLabs informs that 88% of phishing attacks were carried out on Read More

PhishMe Presents Help with GDPR Compliance

June 12, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be recorded into European Union law following year, even though firms need to begin their GDPR conformity programs immediately if they are to make sure they are completely compliant prior to the May 25, 2018, cutoff date. Any business that’s found not to be in conformity with the new rule after that day faces a tough financial fine. The maximum penalty for non-compliance with General Data Protection Regulation is $20 million Euros or 4% of the firm’s international yearly turnover, whichever is the more. GDPR conformity is compulsory. Any firm doing business in any one of the 28 EU states is needed to abide by the new rule. The main objective of GDPR is Read More

KnowBe4 Chief Executive Officer Stu Sjouwerman Finalist in 2017 EY Businessperson of the Year Medals

May 6, 2017

KnowBe4 Chief Executive Officer Stu Sjouwerman has been chosen as a finalist for the 2017 EY Businessperson of the Year Medals. KnowBe4 is a prominent supplier of anti-phishing resolutions that focus on the human part of safety. KnowBe4’s goods assist to coach end users concerning the danger of CEO fraud, social engineering, phishing, malevolent program and ransomware attacks. The 2017 EY Businessperson of the Year Medals is now in their 31st year. The system has proved extremely admired and has now been expanded to over 145 cities in 60 countries all over the world. The 2017 EY Businessperson of the Year Medals are the first, and only, international medal program of its type. The medal program cherishes businesspersons who have displayed Read More

KnowBe4 Released Weak Password Test Tool

May 5, 2017

Anti-phishing solution supplier KnowBe4 has publicized a vulnerable PIN check device that can be utilized by organizations to evaluate threats linked to the usage of vulnerable PINs. Vulnerable PINs are often cited as among the main methods used by cybercriminals to access business networks. Vulnerable PINs can be easily predicted and provide little opposition to brute force attacks. The latest study carried out by Verizon indicated that 81% of hacking linked data breaches were carried out by using vulnerable PINs. KnowBe4 Chief Executive Officer, Stu Sjouwerman, clarified that “Using a vulnerable PIN is an open-door offer to cybercriminals.” Although it’s common knowledge that strong PINs must be used to safeguard accounts, end users often disregard advice and select easy to Read More

Forrester Examination Study Indicates PhishMe Phishing Solution Provides 336% ROI

April 8, 2017

Several companies have had no substitute but to upgrade cybersecurity fortifications to cope with the enhanced danger of cyberattacks. With attacks coming from all directions and a big attack appear to protect, companies require buying several goods to keep their data and networks well protected. It’s therefore essential to make sure money turned away to cybersecurity is properly used up. Companies must make sure they obtain the best possible defense for their financing. One field that’s seeing a rising level of financing is anti-phishing expertise – Solutions that enhance the last line of protection – workers. PhishMe has created a complete set of anti-phishing resolutions to keep companies safeguarded from the increasing danger of phishing attacks. The set consists of Read More

Ironscales Declares New Relationship with Check Point to Improve Discovery and Redress of Email Safety

March 30, 2017

Ironscales has declared it has joined with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd and will be combining its advanced IronTraps™ anti-phishing resolution with Check Point’s Sand Blast Zero-Day Protection – a danger simulation solution that checks doubtful electronic mail attachments in a secure and safe sandbox. Presently, Ironscales is the only business to present an anti-phishing resolution that unites human acumen with machine knowledge. The business has created a solution capable of identifying phishing electronic mails and automatically remediating attacks, without any input needed from safety teams. The IronTraps™ automated phishing protection solution decreases the time required to redress phishing attacks in seconds. Now Phishing is a main network safety danger and the danger of phishing attacks is increasing. Figures publicized Read More

Perry Carpenter Selected as KnowBe4’s Main Preacher and Policy Officer

March 24, 2017

KnowBe4 has selected Perry Carpenter as its new Chief Preacher and Policy Officer. Carpenter’s job will be to assist lead invention and supervise the continuous growth of KnowBe4’s variety of phishing protection solutions that are directed at the human element of safety. KnowBe4 has created a ‘new school’ method to safety consciousness coaching, being conscious that only providing coaching to end users is no more adequate to defend against increasingly sophisticated assailants. Besides providing end user coaching on a wide variety of electronic mail and web-based dangers, KnowBe4 has created a phishing replication platform to test end users’ knowledge. The platform provides workers practice at identifying phishing electronic mails in a safe atmosphere and greatly decreases user vulnerability to phishing Read More

Advice on Cyber Dangers Delivered to Healthcare Companies by OCR

March 10, 2017

The U.S. Division of Health and Human Services’ OCR has delivered new advice on cyber dangers, recommending HIPAA-covered units to get the up-to-date intelligence on latest cyber dangers that might possibly let cybercriminals to access the safeguarded health information of patients as well as health plan associates. Danger intelligence is delivered by many companies, even though OCR suggests in its advice on cyber dangers to regularly test the site the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) as well as to sign up for electronic mail updates. US-CERT is a portion of the Division of Homeland Safety and has admission to intelligence from several sources. US-CERT is accountable for evaluating all the collected danger intelligence and delivering updates to companies Read More

Agari Earns Safety PG 2017 International Brilliance Award for Best Safety Software

March 5, 2017

The cybersecurity company Agari has been called victor of the Best Safety Software group at this year’s Safety Product Guidebook 2017 International Brilliance Awards. The Safety Products Guidebook is utilized by decision makers to decide the best IT safety goods to install to defend digital possessions. The analyses in the guidebook are valuable for assisting confine goods to those that are best fitted for each separate business. The awards are a yearly occasion in which the finest cybersecurity businesses are admired and the top safety goods are appreciated. Agari got the award for its Enterprise Protect™ solution – the lone electronic mail security answer that offsets the danger from spear phishing electronic mails, business electronic mail compromise (BEC) attacks and Read More

Increased Consciousness Video Promotions to be Displayed by Wombat Security at the SXSW Seminar

March 5, 2017

Wombat Security Technologies will be displaying a new inclusion to its Consciousness Video Promotions at current month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Seminar. The Consciousness Video Promotions are a new inclusion to the Safety Consciousness Substances created by Wombat, the aim of which is to remind workers of the requirement to be safety conscious and how easy modifications to conduct can have a big effect on their companies. Cybersecurity theories are presented in Wombat’s coaching parts, with the consciousness matters strengthening those models, underscoring best practices and assisting to increase knowledge preservation. Wombat’s Safety Consciousness Substances contain placards for companies to show in the place of work and articles and images to distribute through electronic mail. The Consciousness Video Promotions are Read More

Ironscales Earns Best Messaging Safety Solution Award

February 17, 2017

Cyber Protection Publication has declared the victors of its 2017 Awards, with Ironscales earning an Editor’s Choice Award in the Best Messaging Safety Solution group for its automatic phishing protection program IronTraps™. The Cyber Protection Publication Awards are decided by a board of impartial information safety specialists, with selected products evaluated on a wide variety of standards throughout a period of months. The esteemed Awards accept advanced cybersecurity goods that are extremely effective at obstructing cyber dangers. Editor-in-Chief of Cyber Defense Publication, Pierluigi Paganini, stated “We are excited to identify next-generation invention in the information safety market and that is why Ironscales has got this Award from Cyber Defense Publication. IronTraps™ is the original, and presently only, electronic mail safety Read More

KnowBe4 Introduces Latest Social Engineering Signs Coaching Technique

February 10, 2017

KnowBe4 has created a latest social engineering signs coaching technique to assist IT safety experts cope with the danger of social engineering attacks on workers more efficiently. Social engineering methods are abused by cybercriminals to raise the possibility of end users ticking on malevolent links, opening infected electronic mail add-ons and revealing confidential information. Although phishing electronic mails were previously quite easy to recognize, today’s dangers are sophisticated, clever and much tougher to differentiate from genuine electronic mails. Besides a current flood of phishing electronic mail volume, safety consciousness is also lacking at several companies. KnowBe4 informs that ‘end user’s safety is in severe decline.’ KnowBe4 is confronting the issue through phishing simulations and training. The latest social engineering signs Read More

PhishMe Admired in 2017 Info Safety PG’s International Excellence Awards

January 27, 2017

The Info Safety PG’s International Excellence Awards identify safety businesses that have created exceptional products that let companies safeguard their digital means. The awards, which are currently in their 13th year, encompass a wide variety of information safety businesses and InfoSec goods, including awards for administration, customer facility, and obviously, the effectiveness and usability of the goods. The yearly awards recognize brilliance in the discipline of information safety and showcase companies that have created ground-breaking goods that raise the bar for other people. To be chosen as a finalist, companies should have gone the additional mile and made sure their services and products are really first class. The PhishMe phishing resolution was first issued in 2008 with the company included in Read More

Agari Informs 6-Month Revenue Expansion of 95%

January 14, 2017

Over the previous 6 months, the anti-phishing solution supplier Agari has had 95% revenue expansion, helped by the realization of its latest Enterprise Protect™ platform – an advanced solution created to confront the issue of spear phishing. The solution successfully stops spear phishing, business electronic mail compromise, and social engineering-based electronic mail attacks by analyzing and confirming the senders of electronic mails. Email-based attacks have increased in popularity in current years. It’s no more a case of if an attack will happen, but when and how frequently. The surge in email-based cyberattacks and the increasing expenditure of alleviating those attacks has compelled organizations to reconsider their electronic mail safety plans. Although there are several electronic mail safety solutions that can Read More

KnowBe4 Registers 298% Surge in Selling in Q4, 2016

January 9, 2017

2016 has witnessed a huge surge in ransomware attacks, phishing electronic mail volume has risen and CEO scam is now common. As the quantity of threats rises, businesses are understanding that safety defenses must be improved. Although funds are being diverted to safety products to avoid cybercriminals from breaching the safety perimeter, workers remain a feeble link in the safety chain. All too often, cybercriminals are capable to avoid technical defenses by targeting workers with phishing electronic mails. Lots of businesses have understood that away from being a burden, workers can be changed into a solid last line of protection. Training workers to be more safety conscious can stop phishing and social engineering attacks; nevertheless, training alone isn’t particularly efficient. Read More

Agari’s Chief Scientist Assists Companies Realize Social Engineering Based Scams

December 18, 2016

Crooks have been utilizing social engineering methods for centuries to cheat victims into giving out their hard-earned money. Nevertheless, cybercriminals are now utilizing advanced social engineering methods to execute digital offences. Usage of social engineering is increasing, particularly in electronic mail attacks on companies. These spear phishing (targeted phishing), phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks – also called CEO Fraud – are extremely diverse, even though they have one thing in common. They depend on human communication and the misuse of behavior to thieve confidential information like login identifications, money or fool people into installing ransomware or malware. There is some misunderstanding concerning what social engineering based cheats are, how cybercriminals utilize social engineering to deceive end users into Read More