20 Jul 2017

$100 Million IT Budget May Not Secure “The Human Factor”

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Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman has joined a new club along with the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Citigroup. Each has fallen victim to an email prankster who, posing as a colleague or friend, sent email messages to them and tricked them into responding. Luckily no money or data was stolen. SourceThese banks spend millions on cybersecurity yet the weakest link is still the human factor. It’s easy to push “send” on a reply email, text... Read more...

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29 Jun 2017

Mexico Takes Up Cyberarms

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The Other White House  There is another White House south of the border and a series of scandals to match.  A $7 million second home, known as “Casa Blanca”, was built for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto by a prominent government contractor. This apparent conflict of interest created a huge scandal. The journalists who investigated the “White House Scandal” along with much more serious crimes, were attacked with government-exclusive... Read more...

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15 Jun 2017

You’re Making Your Clients Nervous with Weblinks

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Why are you emailing your clients weblinks to documents? They’re not supposed to click on unknown links. It’s making them nervous. Even if you’re using popular apps like dropbox to share files, you can’t be sure your client will trust the link. Nor should they. They might think it’s a phishing scheme. If you’re using a link retrieval system to “prove” that documents were received by your clients for compliance reasons, you may want... Read more...

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15 Jun 2017

Prove it!

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How can you prove what really happened behind closed doors? Can we ever know what happened in a meeting behind closed doors, with no recording devices and no third party witnesses? Probably not. Is email a clearer way to communicate a complex message? Not always…. Have you ever been in a situation where an email vanishes? Has your recipient ever claimed not to have received your message, a contract, even your invoice? When an email gets lost... Read more...

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15 Jun 2017

Pentagon Emails Used in Spoofing Scam

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The Pentagon is the latest victim of an email spoofing campaign. Pentagon colleagues, partners and vendors are receiving fake emails that appear to be coming from Defense Security Service (DSS) employees. Cyber criminals are most likely trying to hack into company servers and then find a backdoor into the Pentagon server itself. source Most business owners don’t know how easy it is to send a fake email that appears to come from a colleague, vendor... Read more...

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