Ransomware Attacks Targeting U.S. Cities

Ransomware Attacks Targeting U.S. Cities

Targeted ransomware attacks on local US government entities—cities, schools, and police stations—are on the rise. In this blog learn you'll learn why ransomware attacks are successful, what you can do to minimize the risk, and what to do if you are a victim. Continue Reading > The post Ransomware Attacks ... Read More
The Verizon DBIR — The C-Suite is Under Attack

The Verizon DBIR — The C-Suite is Under Attack

According to The Verizon 2019 DBIR, the C-Suite is the primary target of criminals. Find out why, and what you can do to strengthen your enterprise's defenses, in our June blog, "The 2019 Verizon DBIR — The C-Suite is Under Attack." Continue Reading > The post The Verizon DBIR — ... Read More
New Phishing Attacks are Increasingly Clever

New Phishing Attacks are Increasingly Clever

Cunning phish are on the rise, according to industry experts at Microsoft. Additionally, phishing dry attacks continued to be the top attack vector through 2018. While ransomware attacks have decreased 60% since 2017, the cleverness of phishing attacks has been increasing. Don’t fear, there are still plenty of truly-cringeworthy phish ... Read More
Don’t Pay the Price: Is Your Company Prepared for Invoice Fraud?

Don’t Pay the Price: Is Your Company Prepared for Invoice Fraud?

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Imagine for a moment that you are sitting at your desk at work: your email pings alerting you of a new message from a supplier your company works with frequently. You open this email to read that they are switching to bank ABC, and they need you to update the ... Read More
Are You Ready for a Career in Cybersecurity?

Are You Ready for a Career in Cybersecurity?

Are you ready for a career in cybersecurity? You’ve probably seen the reports about the huge shortage of cybersecurity experts. There are simply not enough workers to keep pace with the constant barrage of cyberattacks that permeate commercial and government sectors. In a new study from Tripwire, 85% of the ... Read More
Have You Ever Received One of Those Calls?

Have You Ever Received One of Those Calls?

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What Is Vishing? We define vishing as the “practice of eliciting information or attempting to influence action via the telephone.” Similar to phishing, the goal of vishing calls are to obtain valuable information that could contribute to the direct compromise of an organization by exploiting people’s willingness to help, fear, ... Read More
Assess Your Risks

Assess Your Risks

We talk a lot about phishing, vishing, smishing, and impersonation here at SECOM, and there is a good reason for that. Those are the primary services we provide as a company for our clients. Not all clients use all of our services, and some companies don’t use any of our ... Read More
How To Avoid a RAT Infestation

How To Avoid a RAT Infestation

This is not a discussion on how to prevent or get rid of those large rodents that cause grown adults to scream like little children when they come scurrying across the floor or drop from a ceiling. We are referring to the remote access trojans (RATs) that are infesting computers ... Read More
Not All Phishing Programs Are Created Equal

Not All Phishing Programs Are Created Equal

In today’s corporate world, security awareness training should be a common puzzle piece in general user onboarding and on-going staff education. With that training, regular testing should also be part of that puzzle. There are many variations in the types of programs offered at companies, so that means not all ... Read More
Let’s talk about Social Engineering Small Businesses

Let’s talk about Social Engineering Small Businesses

If you work for, or with, small to mid-sized companies, you may think the risk of social engineering attacks are lower for you. You know all 30-100 people in your office so a stranger would stick out, you’re accustomed to their requests and how they behave. It may be easy ... Read More
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