Stephen Ferrell

Stephen Ferrell

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How 883 Malicious Emails Made It Past This Company's Anti-Phishing Software

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

CISO's have an unenviable job. They are tasked with protecting their organization's IT security against threats known and unknown.  Where the next malicious attack might come from is anyone's guess. Often CISO's rely heavily on Secure Email Gateway (SEG) providers as the primary anti-phishing software defense. While it's not uncommon, it may be building a false sense of security that when realized, could be catastrophic for an organization's email fidelity.

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Topics: anti-phishing software

What Do Phishing Emails Look Like?

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What Do Phishing Emails Look Like?

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Topics: phishing

Think Your Secure Email Gateway Protects You from Phishing? Think Again

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

A quick google of the term 'Secure Email Gateway' (SEG) yields an astonishing 106,000,000 hits.

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Topics: phishing solution

Without Phishing Software Your Organization is at Risk

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Email is everything to organizations in the digital era.  Whether via desktop or on mobile, it is the most critical and durable form of communication in the B2B world.  Criminals know this, and that’s why it’s the number one cyber attack vector. 

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Topics: anti-phishing software

What Top CISOs Know About Phishing Solutions

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

When it comes to phishing software, there appears to be plenty of options, software companies, big and small advertise ant-phishing software solutions that all sound good. However, when a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) does his or her research they know how to go beyond the marketing print. Here we share what to look for when it's time to buy true anti-phishing software.

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The Business Risk of Phishing Emails

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Phishing needs no introduction; you'd be hard pressed to find someone who couldn't at least give a brief description of what it is. While technical knowledge would undoubtedly differ person to person,the overwhelming consensus would be that phishing is universally considered to be a bad thing. The FBI has been tracking its impact, and the Department of Homeland Security is taking an active interest. When we consider phishing attacks in the corporate world, we must assess the myriad of risks that phishing attacks can bring to bear on the business.

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Topics: email security

Reduce the Risk of Phishing Attacks on Your Company

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Cyber Security professionals have perhaps the most challenging job in information technology. Often their work is done quietly, out of sight and out of mind, until of course, a security breach occurs, then the cybersecurity professional becomes front and center. Email security  is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations today.

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Topics: anti-phishing solution

Stop Phishing Emails

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

By the end of this article, you will know exactly how to stop phishing emails.

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How to Stop Phishing Emails from Putting Your Company at Risk

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

A phishing email from a Hempstead, New York man spoofed email addresses and tricked a Virginia trade association into authorizing payments to fake vendors. By the time officials caught on to his phishing scheme, the trade association was out $1.1 million.

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How to Secure Your Email from Phishing Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

Every day, more than 293 billion emails are sent and received. That’s a lot of potential targets for cyber criminals.  More than half of all email sent is some form of spam and much of that includes phishing attempts.  Secure email is no longer optional.

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How Notification Banners Prevent Phishing Attacks

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

As children, we learn by association, and visual representation becomes associated with mental and verbal naming. This association is true regardless of which language we speak. Put simply, that is how we learn. It also works when we get older, particularly when we are learning a new language.

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Topics: phishing attack

Prevent Phishing Emails, Scams, and Attacks

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Phishing Attacks Are Pervasive

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Spear Phishing Attacks: The #1 Cyber Threat

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

If I asked you to think of the number one cyber-attack affecting the US and global corporations today, your mind might immediately jump to hacking, but you’d be wrong.  The number one cyber-attack is occurring right now, to countless organizations, all around you, likely even to yours.

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Topics: spear phishing

The Weakest Link in Phishing is the Human One

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

The modern workplace is a melting pot. If you think of all the people in your ‘office’; whether it’s virtual or otherwise, it’s likely that in some cases the only common thread you have with your colleague over the cube wall is that you work at the same place.

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Topics: phishing

The Problem with Phishing Simulators

Posted by Stephen Ferrell

We live in an evolved world, and work in environments shaped by the largesse’s of the robber barons and the victories of the labor movement. While there is much work to be done, the workplace of today is generally more civilized and equitable than it has ever been. Sadly though, phishing attacks are on the rise and even the best trained employees often fall victim.

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Topics: phishing simulator