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Warning Issued Over Hurricane Florence phishing scams

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2018 4:41:50 PM / by Julie Lhanang posted in Phishing Simulation, phishing email

Stephen Burke highlights how the 'cyber-scum' among us see decent humans beings looking to helps as an opportunity for fraud.  Unfortunately disaster related phishing scams are all too frequent

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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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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 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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Orca Tech signs on as local Cyber Risk Aware distributor.

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2018 8:45:44 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in security awareness training, Phishing Simulation, Spear Phishing

We delighted to announce that Orca Tech has become our distribution partner in Australia.

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Phishing or Ransomware? Experts dispute which is biggest cyber-threat

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2018 9:15:50 AM / by Julie Lhanang posted in security awareness training, Phishing Simulation, Ransomware

While cyber security executives and business decision makers are grappling with the question of whether phishing emails or ransomware attacks are the most potent threats faced by their organisations, the real question is whether businesses are equipped to implement all-round risk mitigation strategies to prevent or to respond to all kinds of emerging threats.

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Verdict Encrypt talks to Stephen Burke on how to make your security awareness training fit for purpose.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2018 11:44:10 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in security awareness training, Phishing Simulation

Good quality cybersecurity training is an essential part of any business, but while many companies believe they have it covered, what they are really providing is simply an exercise in box-ticking. Lucy Ingham speaks to Stephen Burke, CEO of Cyber Risk Aware, to find out what needs to change to ensure true employee cybersecurity awareness is being achieved.

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2018 Irish Companies to Watch from Enterprise Ireland in Australia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2018 9:34:40 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in security awareness training, Phishing Simulation, Data Protection

We are delighted to have made the Ones to Watch list for 2018 from Enterprise Ireland in Australia. Thank you to our customers and Partners for helping get us there.

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