Fraudsters are becoming more creative with email attacks. As an example, C-Suite fraud is a scam impacting all business sectors, wherein cybercriminals spoof corporate email accounts and impersonate a C-Level executive (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.) to trick unsuspecting employees into executing a task such as wiring funds for a transaction, revealing personally identifiable employees’ information, or sharing company trade secrets.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a collaborative effort aimed at raising awareness of safe Internet and security practices. Now more than ever it is important to highlight the critical need to build a strong, cyber-secure workplace and workforce to help protect businesses of all sizes.
Technology is changing and improving at a rapid pace, and it can be hard for small- to medium-sized businesses to keep up. Unless you have an IT team to keep you informed of the most important changes, your business can fall behind. In fact, a recent change Google made to how its Chrome browser treats secure and unsecured websites means there’s a chance your company may already be on the outside looking in.
Cyberattacks are a nightmare for businesses, sending normal operations spiraling out of control and causing significant financial loss. Because news reports of data breach typically involve national or multi-national companies, many businesses believe that targets of cyberattack are related to company size, industry or profile.