In cybersecurity awareness programs, we try to keep people informed of the latest scams. However, it seems like we are chasing a carrot on a stick. Scammers are continually changing up their scams, and it is nearly impossible to keep up with the rapid changes. This leads IT professionals to advise people not to click on links. However, the problem with that advice is the Internet is based on clicking links, and we send users links we want them to click on all the time.
Recently technical guidance was released for CIOs and CISOs on how to prepare for a ransomware attack. This guide was a joint effort of multiple Federal agencies to address the growing concern of ransomware. In, “How to protect your Networks from Ransomware,” they provide some suggestions for prevention and response. We have created a checklist below to help you based on their recommendations. You can review your current polices, procedures and plans to see if you are cover
Email scammers have been around since the early ages of the internet. Every year new types of scams flood your inbox, asking for money or account information. These are a few of the scam emails that have already become common this year. Emails that start with a low risk request like “Are you available for a quick task?” seem to be growing in numbers. The scam starts off with a seemingly insignificant threat of simple questions with no discernible security implications. Victi
There has been a rise in malware emails. It is very important that you remember to be vigilant about clicking links in emails even if it appears to be from someone you know. Hackers can make an email address look like is came from someone you know. This is called spoofing. Hackers use this technique to lure you into clicking a link that has malicious code waiting on the other end. Look carefully at the email. Contextually does it make sense for someone to send you link t