Meet us at the FS-ISAC Fall Summit

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Facing a need to change with the increase of new cyber threats, financial services institutions are implementing strong cyber security solutions, programs and training. As this is a crucial step to undertake and maintain a trusted environment, it is also important to share their best practices, this is what many financial service leaders will be doing at the FS-ISAC Fall Summit in Baltimore.

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Topics: online brand protection, brandprotect, FSISAC, SUMMIT

The Scam That Can Bankrupt Your Business

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The FBI has reported a 2,370% increase in business email compromise (BEC) between January 2015 and December 2016. This type of fraud includes what we at BrandProtect refer as email phishing, spear phishing, or whaling.

The scam, commonly known as “CEO fraud”, is a highly engineered attack that will typically target high-level executives by impersonating them to trick people inside the organization to provide sensitive information and ultimately making the victim wire money to a fraudulent account.

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Topics: Domain Management, Phishing, BEC Attacks, scams, email phishing

Infographic - Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

 

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Topics: mobile app monitoring, Phishing, social media, infographic, cyber threats, mobile malware

Threat Brief: Could You Be The Next Investment Fraud Victim?

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Fri, Sep 01, 2017

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Phony advertisements can deceive even the savviest investors by promising high returns with little money in a short period of time. Investment fraud can look legitimate:  criminals are using different tools and forms of communications designed to gain the trust of their victims and have succeeded in scamming people. So, who are the most common targets? Are you vulnerable to fraud? And if you already have an online investment account, is it secure?

This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief provides you information on how investment scams work and how to protect your online investment account. BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposure by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.

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Topics: ThreatBrief, investment fraud protection, scams, online investment account

Infographic - Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

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Topics: mobile app monitoring, Phishing, social media, infographic, cyber threats, mobile malware, mitigation

Threat Brief: The Internet of Toys - Safety Guide

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The appeal of interactive toys is increasing but there are real security risks to anything that is connected to the internet.

Several years ago, the idea of having a conversation with a teddy bear seemed surreal, but as technology progresses, children are now able to communicate, learn and play with their connected toys and devices. The appeal of interactive toys is increasing but there are real security risks to anything that is connected to the internet.

Though owning a smart toy entails potential threats, they also come with a lot of benefits for your kids. Before buying any connected toy, BrandProtect guides you through the steps to take in order to make the toys safer once they’re of the box.

This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief provides the useful information protect your family and avoid being a target. BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposure by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.

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Topics: cyber threats, ThreatBrief, internet connected toys, internet of toys

Turmoil in the Dark Web

Posted by Nicholas Oram

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The dark web is an environment that is always changing and evolving as law enforcement authorities seek to crack down on its activities and expansionist efforts. The recent events highlighted below are of note as they have significantly affected the operational environment of the dark web.

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Topics: cybersecurity, dark web, cyber intelligence, AlphaBay, marketplace, Hansa

Top Cyber Threats of 2017

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Every year cyber criminals devise new high profile and sophisticated attacks against organizations worldwide. 2017 is no exception: from complex ransomware attacks to large data breaches, it is obvious this year’s cyber-attacks have caused major damage. Below you will find the most prominent cyber security news so far and the lessons they’ve left behind.

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Topics: Malware, data breach, hackers, security breach, cyber threats, online risk, ransomware, Cyber Attack, cybersecurity, DDoS attack, malicious apps, online threat, top cyber threats of 2017

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