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Use the DNC Hacks to Teach Phishing

Looking at the recent political news, it appears hackers targeted John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman, in order access to his and other DNC staffers’ e-mail accounts. Regardless of your political beliefs, this is a teaching moment: Podesta, a high profile figure, has had his personal e-mails leaked online.  Everyone with whom he communicated via that hacked e-mail account is also in the spotlight (including the President whose personal e-mail address was revealed). It appears that Podesta was spearphished.  According to reports, hackers sent him a carefully crafted e-mail containing… Read more Use the DNC Hacks to Teach Phishing

Do You Have a Plan?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month! This week, I have one question for you. Do you have a plan? If you are responsible for cyber security in your workplace, are you putting things in place to create a culture of security among the workforce? Remember that users of your network, information, and physical resources are there to accomplish their work and may not understand how everyday actions can lead to data breaches,  disruptions, and financial loss. A security-minded workforce doesn’t happen by accident. Be intentional with your goal. In… Read more Do You Have a Plan?