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What is smishing? A guide to the latest cyber threat.

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 18, 2018 5:28:23 PM / by Julie Lhanang posted in smishing

Pharmaceutical Technology talks about smishing with some help from Stephen Burke Cyber Risk Aware CEO.   

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Email fraud attacks on firms registered 85% rise in Q2 compared to year-ago-quarter

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 11, 2018 10:25:00 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in phishing email, Phishing Simulation

An earlier Mimecast survey revealed that 54 percent of organisations in the UK reported an increase in email-based phishing attacks and that 92 percent of ransomware attacks globally were delivered by email.

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Data security incidents reported to ICO increase by 75%

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 10, 2018 11:21:00 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in real time Intervention Awareness Training, security awareness training

SC Media are reporting that the  number of incidents being reported to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has increased by 75 percent over the last two years.  This is not good or maybe even new news but the more important fact for business leaders -  the data also shows the vast majority of reported incidents (2,124 reports) could be attributed to human error, compared to just 292 that were deliberate cyber incidents.

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Email attacks on the rise, say 80% of businesses

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2018 9:50:00 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in phishing email, Phishing Simulation, Phishing

The latest figures show that Business email Compromise attacks have spiked enormously recently.  In this context Stephen Burke talking to SC Media,  explains why the main focus for companies must be to help their staff know what to look for which can be done through email security awareness training but more importantly, through regularly testing staff with mock phishing tests.

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No-link CEO fraud scams are targeting junior staff

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2018 8:50:49 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in Phishing Simulation, Staff Awareness

Stephen Burke contributes to a recent article in SC Media on No-link CEO fraud scams and how they target junior staff who are the least likely people with a question back to the CEO  'Do you really want me to do that ?'

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What is smishing? A guide to the latest cyber threat.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2018 6:22:11 PM / by Julie Lhanang posted in smishing

Smishing is becoming a growing threat with the frequent use of mobile phones and devices by perpetrators of malware, viruses and scams.

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New real-time training from Cyber Risk Aware

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2018 2:40:25 PM / by Julie Lhanang posted in security awareness training, real time Intervention Awareness Training

We are delighted that Enterprise Times have covered our new Real Time Intervention Awareness module.

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What Should Companies’ Top Cybersecurity Concern in 2018 be?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2018 11:04:00 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in Phishing Simulation, phishing email, smishing

49 experts including our own Stephen Burke discuss what the Top Cybersecurity concerns should be in the Encrpyt Verdict article. In Stephen's view Phishing and the newly developing Smishing threat are still the key concerns.

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TSB warns customers about being targeted by phishing attacks amid long outage

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 11:19:08 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in security awareness training, Phishing Simulation

In an Article in TEISS - TSB today warned that malicious cyber criminals could be targeting customers with phishing emails by masquerading as the bank itself to make them divulge their account details, security PINs or passwords.

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Phishing scams take more than £100,000 from students

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2018 10:24:00 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in securty awareness training

A recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request sent to the Student Loan Company (SLC) has revealed that phishing scams have taken over £100,000 from students across the UK in the past few years.

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