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What Does a Successful Security Program Look Like? – Posted: 03/29/2019

Success is having leadership buy-in, lending authority to decisions that come from the security team. Success looks like employees who feel personal ownership — the ones who involve Security before making an architectural or purchasing decision with security implications, or the ones who lock their computer workstation before walking away.

Tips for Protecting your Privacy from Hackers and Spies – Posted: 02/17/2019

One of the main challenges we face in the security industry is how to encourage users to take steps to protect themselves. As we’ve rushed into the digital age, and our personal information has flowed freely onto social networks and other web properties. We’ve almost been conditioned to share rather than protect. This information can be and is being harvested to be used against us in phishing-style attacks.

Phone Carriers Selling Customer Location Data – Posted: 02/26/2019

“At least one company, called Microbilt, is selling phone geolocation services with little oversight to a spread of different private industries, ranging from car salesmen and property managers to bail bondsmen and bounty hunters, according to sources familiar with the company’s products and company documents obtained by Motherboard”.

Beware of American Express Emails with Attached Phishing Form – Posted: 02/14/2019

A phishing campaign is underway that pretends to be from American Express and states that there is a security issue with your credit card. It then prompts you to open an attached HTML phishing form that will send the inputted information back to the scammers.

Phishing Attack Pretends to be a Office 365 Non-Delivery Mail – Posted: 02/10/2019

The new phishing attack, which has been found, pretends to be a Office 354 non-delivery notifications email in order to steal users’ credentials. Learn more about the difference between the forged and real non-delivery notification emails in this article below. Remember, if you get a notification email which you think is suspicious, then don’t click on those links as that can be a phishing attack. Instead, you can type address of a website directly in the browser. In addition, you should always protect your Microsoft accounts with 2FA.