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Local Election Officials Targeted with Suspicious Email

A report in the Wall Street Journal on October 26th described incidences of election officials within the U.S. at the local level being sent suspicious emails which appear to be purposefully targeting them due to their position within their states.

Microsoft Warns About Consent Phishing Applications

A new post by the Microsoft security team warns about a new type of phishing attack vector targeting users. Consent Phishing, as they refer to it as, targets users by asking for an egregious amount of permissions from Single-Sign-On applications.

User Credential Theft Prevention

Social engineering is the process of attacking the human, or employee, rather than the technology directly. Through social tactics, an employee is tricked into performing an action, such as installing malicious software or performing a transaction.

Ten Steps to Creating a Phishing Awareness Campaign

The following slideshare, authors Christopher Hadnagy and Michele Fincher outline ten steps to creating a phishing awareness campaign for an organization. PhishingBox provides the tools needed to easily implement such a program.

Social Tactics Remain a Significant Threat

Social tactics includes phishing and other related social engineering activities. Basically, social tactics are methods used to penetrate an organization’s cybersecurity defenses by attacking the human.

What is the phishing failure rate by industry?

Employee security awareness should include phishing prevention training. This training should include phishing simulation. However, what is an expected phishing failure rate? The following article outlines phishing failure rates by industry.

Internet Security Threat Report (ISRT) - 2019

The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISRT) for 2019 is continues to provide valuable information for the security professional. This annual security report provides key statistics that outline cybersecurity risks experienced by various orga