Cyber Risk Aware Blog

Tis the Season To Stay Safe Online!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 10:09:47 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in smishing, Phishing, securty awareness training

It is true that with the onset of the holiday shopping season there is a dramatic up-tick in activity in both the eCommerce world and the cybercriminal.   Black Friday and Cyber Monday have now become international shopping events and they are no longer one weekend but seem to go on for three to four weeks.  So, with consumers seeing increases in offers, promotions and coupons coming out in emails or SMS messages (SMiShing is the growing threat) as well as all those order confirmations, payment requests and shipping messages there are rich pickings for the cybercriminal who wants to swim in tide of communications hoping to de-fraud some unsuspecting consumers.

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Ransomware Prevention!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2017 12:41:13 PM / by Stephen Burke posted in Ransomware, CyberCrime, Phishing Simulation, securty awareness training, Data Protection, Phishing

A widespread cyber attack has been coming folks, and many security professionals are attempting to increase awareness for staff and companies.

Two days ago I shared an article from AIG that stated "systemic cyber attacks" were expected this year across several sectors, including healthcare.

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Cyber Crime - Not Just an IT Issue

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Stephen Burke posted in Phishing Simulation, Ransomware, Spear Phishing, snapchat spear phish, securty awareness training

A new British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey of over 1,200 companies (96% SMEs) reveals cyber-criminal attacks occurred on one in five UK firms over the last year.  

Despite the very real threat this poses to businesses, the majority (63%) rely on IT providers to resolve any issues.

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