Phishing: The Secret of its Success and What You Can Do to Stop It

report / Nov 16, 2017 (MODIFIED: Jan 04, 2018)

by Ray Pompon

Learn about the tricks attackers use to dupe unsuspecting users and how you can help protect them—and your organization.

Phishing for Information, Part 5: How Attackers Pull It All Together, and How You Can Fight Back

blog / Sept 28, 2017 (MODIFIED: Oct 24, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Stop feeding attackers every piece of the puzzle they need to pull off their scams.

Phishing for Information, Part 4: Beware of Data Leaking Out of Your Equipment

blog / Sept 07, 2017 (MODIFIED: Dec 29, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Organizations often overlook the many ways in which their own systems put useful information right into the hands of attackers building cyber scams.

URL Obfuscation—Still a Phisher's Phriend

blog / Aug 29, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sept 28, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

Cyber crooks use several common URL disguising techniques to trick users into thinking their sham sites are legitimate.

Phishing for Information, Part 3: How Attackers Gather Data About Your Organization

blog / Aug 22, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sept 28, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

The Internet is full of information about your company that’s easily accessible to anyone and particularly useful to attackers.

Phishing for Information, Part 2: How Attackers Collect Data About Your Employees

blog / Jul 20, 2017 (MODIFIED: Sept 01, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

The personal and job-related information that employees often innocently post on various websites makes it easy for phishers to pull off their scams.

Phishing for Information, Part 1: How Phishers Bait Their Hooks with Information You Volunteer

blog / Jul 06, 2017 (MODIFIED: Aug 17, 2017)

by Ray Pompon

In this five-part blog series, we look at how cyber scammers vacuum up information across the Internet to build profiles for phishing and other kinds of social engineering attacks.

Executive Impersonation Fraud Is on the Rise—and It Is Working

blog / Apr 20, 2017 (MODIFIED: Jul 18, 2017)

by Mike Levin, Center for Information Security Awareness

Your company could lose hundreds of thousands in an impersonation scam, but here are eight things you can do to protect yourself.

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