Don’t Just Phish

Recently, a fellow CISO asked a group of us if we “punished employees who consistently failed to recognize phishing emails.” This created a great discussion with most folks agreeing that punishment rarely works and often has negative effects (including potential for legal action). After all, hackers take advantage of people’s willingness to be helpful or…

SMiShing

No, this isn’t a typo. SMiShing is the SMS version of phishing scams but instead of a bad email, you get a bad text message on your smartphone.  While smishing has been around for years, its use has increased significantly since March, all thanks to the Coronavirus.  According to the FTC, 52,500 Americans have filed…

EMOTET: This Trick is No Treat

October is Cybersecurity month, so there’s no better time to talk about the scary reality of constant hacker attacks and threat actor tricks. While one should always be vigilant, every day, every email, this month you need to be especially diligent. The cybercommunity has seen a significant increase in the last few weeks of the…

An IT Diet for the New Year

How come New Year’s resolutions always seem to center around dieting and getting in shape?  You spend your holiday dinner enjoying all of the spoils of the season and then try to talk yourself into a “lifestyle change” once the ball drops. It’s a lot like that around the old IT department too.  We’re all…