Vendors, Educating, and Social Media Marketing

Vendors, Educating, and Social Media Marketing

What do professionals inadvertently disclose about the operations security (OPSEC) of their organizations and themselves while giving advice? Becoming a known educator and voice in your area of expertise is effectively done by drawing connections between yourself, your knowledge base, and your audience. Often in Information Security (InfoSec), this involves ... Read More
A Nonverbal Analysis of Mark Zuckerberg’s Congress Testimony

A Nonverbal Analysis of Mark Zuckerberg’s Congress Testimony

Most of us are familiar with the fact that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is testifying in front of Congress this week regarding Facebook’s mishandling of user data. This hearing is being watched around the globe by corporations, governments, and users alike. Like many of you, I am watching much ... Read More
Your Phone’s Betrayal

Your Phone’s Betrayal

Look at your phone and ask yourself, do you rely on that tiny device for your business dealings? Your important family notifications? Your link to the outside world? If the answer to any of these is “yes” then it is critical you be aware of the rise in phone porting ... Read More
When Training Does Not Equal Security

When Training Does Not Equal Security

For many organizations computer security training does not appear to impact the user population in a manner that protects the company assets and confidential data as intended. It is a tough balance to deliver enough information to explain the organization’s security stance, and have it succinct enough to be retained ... Read More
Are You Being Vigilant Against a Dumpster Diving Attack?

Are You Being Vigilant Against a Dumpster Diving Attack?

When one thinks of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) things like Facebook, court records, and Google-fu typically come to mind. However, a skilled reconnoiter will also utilize the contents of your trash when looking for information. Fraudsters can use information found in a dumpster to find vendor lists, quotes, customer information, ... Read More
Stay Safe in the Tax Season after Equifax

Stay Safe in the Tax Season after Equifax

‘Tis the season for tax fraud and identity theft via tax-related scams. Tax fraud has been on the rise for years, and nearly 1 out of every 2 Americans are at increased risk for tax fraud due to the Equifax breach. 145 million Americans had their personally identifiable information (PII) ... Read More
Look out for More SMiShing This Year

Look out for More SMiShing This Year

With the new year come new social engineering threats to users. While many of these threats themselves are not new, the rising frequency and execution of them is worth attention. SMiShing (SMS phishing) is one of those techniques attackers use that is not new, but some see as a trend ... Read More
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2017 Verizon DBIR Social Engineering Breakdown

The much anticipated 2017 Verizon DBIR was recently released, and has some interesting data for social engineering attacks in 2016. Social-Engineer is proud to have been a contributor to this year’s report. Below are highlights from the report, and some tips at the end on how to stay safe. Verizon ... Read More
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The Homograph Attack

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Imagine sitting in front of your computer and as you’re checking your email, you come across a message advertising a great deal on the Apple iPad. You’ve been wanting to get one so you can give your old one to your child. So, you click the link that goes to ... Read More
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Catching Phish in the Desert: El Paso Loses 3.2 Million Dollars via Spear Phish

In 2016, phishing reached an all-time high by the second quarter. An average of 155,000 phishing emails were sent out during the months of April, May and June according to the Anti-Phishing Workgroup. This alarming trend was noted among many industry analysts, and helped to bring much of information security ... Read More
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