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BEC Advanced Email Attacks Targeting Financial Institutions Growing Costlier

Recent Dark Web activity points to a boom in assaults against financial services organizations and their customers—and why advanced email attacks via business email compromise remain cybercriminals’ preferred point of entry A 150% increase in cyberattacks in recent months may have financial services organizations focusing on protecting corporate systems while ignoring their Achilles heel—advanced email […]

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Email Fraud: Modeling, Time-Series Analysis & Predicting the Next Attack

After the typical malicious email attack is launched, its first victim will be compromised in under 4 minutes. Now, emerging, predictive models may point to new ways to neutralize that threat. Data science may soon be able to predict when the next email fraud attack will hit your company’s inboxes. But why should we care? […]

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Half of Federal Agencies Racing to Meet DMARC Active Enforcement Deadline

Executive branch DMARC adoption hits 81%—but with roughly 90 days to go, most have yet to implement required enforcement policy levels across all .gov domains With less than three months left to comply with the Department of Homeland Security’s Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 18-01 deadline, adoption of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Compliance (DMARC) protocols […]

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Email Fraud: Growing Threats Have Consumers Paying Steep Price

Report from the ‘From” Lines (Part 1 of 3) From bank account takeovers, to real estate cons, to romance scams and more, cruel consumer phishing tactics are leading to devastating losses for victims But is advanced email security really the answer? Sean Smith and Erin Wrona are quite familiar with the crushing cost of email […]

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5 Big Myths about DMARC, Debunked

With phishing attack rates soaring, the DMARC email standard is increasingly gaining traction—but so are some dangerous misconceptions.   With email attacks expected to contribute to more than $600 billion in losses this year, a growing number of organizations are adopting Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) in an effort to protect themselves and their […]

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Email Fraud: Predicting the Next Malicious Email to Hit Your Business

As the number of highly-targeted, fraud-based email attacks on employees continues to rise, what if there was a way to forecast when the next one will hit their inboxes? As it turns out, there very well may be. Part 1 of a 3 part series In case there was any remaining doubt that data science […]

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