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  • Hidden Text and Zero Font Attacks

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    You may have heard that some phishing emails use something called zero font — text hidden in an email by various means. It is a brand forgery email intended to harvest login credentials. But what exactly is this technique, and why do attackers use it? Read this document to learn both the why and the how of hidden text and zero font.

  • Exploiting a Pandemic: Coronavirus Stimulus Package Economic Impact Payments

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    COVID-19 has introduced a flurry of phishing scams related to the virus, and millions of people have become victims as a result. But perhaps the most convincing of these attacks are the ones purporting to be from the US Federal Reserve offering to provide financial assistance. Read this white paper to see examples of these convincing emails.

  • All Together Now: IT & Security Collaboration

    Sponsored by: ServiceNow

    2020 has been a disastrous and disruptive year for organizations and their security programs. Upticks in cyberattacks – like malware – have led to significant and costly breaches. Read this white paper to learn more about the effects of 2020 and how IT and security teams can collaborate to drive operational resilience against today’s threats.

  • Top COVID-19 Phishing Scams

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Phishing scammers have taken advantage of the frequent updates regarding COVID-19 information to use it as an entry point for their campaigns. This article, Top COVID-19 Phishing Scams, looks at the emerging threat types and what to look for to identify an attack – read on to get started.

  • Understanding Phishing: Invisible Characters

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Similar to hidden text and zero font, invisible characters is a phishing tactic designed to obscure text in order to bypass secure email gateways (SEGs). Read this edition of Understanding Phishing for a full breakdown of invisible text – including real-world examples and best practices for stopping it.

  • Global Phishing Pandemic? You Be the Judge.

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Since the start of the COVID-19 health crisis, complaints to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) have more than tripled. Why are there so many of these coronavirus-related email phishing threats and where are they coming from? View this article to get a link to a free report of COVID-19 phishing examples around the world.

  • Dually Deceptive: Two New Phishing Scams Swimming by Your SEG

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Phishing scams have been more than pervasive in 2020, with the APWG counting 139,685 unique phishing threats in Q1 alone. As these attacks are quickly becoming more sophisticated, targeted and illusive, it’s a good idea to understand their complexity as they evolve. Jump into this short article to learn about two of these new scams.

  • CEO Impersonation

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Threat actors have realized that they can achieve at least a minimal rate of success by impersonating a company’s CEO or other high-level official in an email to an employee lower down in the organization. They will typically request money via wire transfer, but it does not stop there. Read this white paper to see some examples.

  • Zoom & Doom: How INKY Unraveled a Credential Harvesting Phishing Scam

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Zoom jumped from 10 million daily meeting participants in December 2019 to 300 million this past April. This boom in Zoom use spawned a flurry of fake meeting invitations from cybercriminals attempting to harvest credentials from users. Luckily, INKY was on the case. Read this article to view these fake Zoom meeting invites and more.

  • Exploiting a Pandemic Coronaphish COVID-19 Phishing Scams

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Phishing scams are constantly evolving, seeking out more effective ways to bypass security measures and trick recipients. In this edition of Understanding Phishing, explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed phishing campaigns by dissecting a few real-world examples.

  • The New Normal: Working from Home and Phishing Threats

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    It’s estimated that during the COVID-19 pandemic, close to 50% of the US workforce is remote – this massive and sudden transition towards remote work is known as the “new normal”. With this change in workplace comes a change in cyberthreats – with phishing being the most prominent. Read this blog post to learn more.

  • Email Security vs. Email Privacy: What You Need to Know

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Since it was first introduced, email has blown up into a business-critical communication tool. However, its popularity has led to an innumerable amount of cyberattacks over the years. In this blog post, explore the differences between email security and email privacy – and discover how to achieve both.

  • Understanding Phishing: Text Direction Deception!

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Phishing scams continue to evolve, and attackers apply an ever-growing bag of tricks to fool recipients as well as email protection tools. In this edition of Understanding Phishing, the cybersecurity experts at INKY dissect a recently uncovered tactic which uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to bypass security protocols by mixing scripts.

  • Is Your Company’s Online Security Strategy Enough?

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    Cyberattacks are costly - $10.2 billion in the U.S. alone to be exact. It’s proven that businesses are underprepared for cyberattacks, and what’s more is that every person at an organization who has an email account is vulnerable to threats. Read this article on how you can improve email security and get access to a free demo download.

  • Exploiting a Pandemic: White House COVID-19 Phishing Scams

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    It is important to understand that we are living in a time of extreme vulnerability, and this is no less apparent than to those who are working in security. Increased internet use has led to an increase in phishing scams of all kinds. View this e-book to understand what it looks like when a phisher imitates the White House and the President.

  • Around the World in 34 Phish: COVID-19 Phishing Examples

    Sponsored by: Inky Technology

    The state of the world has left email servers more vulnerable to attack than ever. As phishing is the most used method of cyberattack in the world, there have been plenty of examples to identify and dissect to help people develop a more watchful eye. Browse this article to see 34 different examples of phishing scams across the globe.

  • The Ultimate Balancing Act: Enabling Emerging Technologies. Ensuring Security

    Sponsored by: Frontier Communications

    In order to defend against today’s fast-evolving threats, cybersecurity experts are recommending a multi-layered approach to network security that doesn’t prevent innovation. Read on to learn more about achieving this balancing act.

  • How Cyberattackers Are Exploiting COVID-19 to Undermine Your Security

    Sponsored by: Fidelis

    Since widespread information about COVID-19 first surfaced back at the beginning of the year, there has been a reported uptick of phishing, ransomware and misinformation campaigns designed to prey on people’s fears. Listen to this webcast for insight into attacker objectives and tactics – including specific examples.

  • DTEX and Phishing

    Sponsored by: Dtex

    Phishing shows no signs of slowing down. It’s responsible for more than 90% of incidents and data breaches driven by social engineering, with 66% of malware reportedly installed via malicious email attachments. Vigilance is key. View this case study to find out how DTEX was able to help an energy company locate the origin of a phishing attack.

  • Insights into attacker activity in compromised email accounts

    Sponsored by: Barracuda

    Spear phishing and email account takeovers are proving to be a lucrative and accessible opportunity for cybercriminals – and attack methods are only growing more sophisticated. This report provides an overview of today’s top email security threats and offers defensive best practices for protecting your inboxes.

  • SIG - Axcess Financial Customer Story

    Sponsored by: Cisco Umbrella

    In this case study, following the journey of Axcess Financial as they partner with Cisco to address issues they were facing related to incident detection, response and remediation. Read on to learn how they overcame these challenges and the benefits of their partnership.

  • Webinar - Defend Better and Respond Faster With Security That Works Together

    Sponsored by: Cisco Umbrella

    Most malware infections happen in one of only 3 ways, so why aren’t they easier to stop? As organizations embrace the cloud, it’s now imperative to find a new approach to securing users and devices. View this webinar to find out how to stop attacks before they start and how to safeguard your organization with a layered approach to cybersecurity.

  • Threat Intelligence Report: RSA Conference Edition 2020

    Sponsored by: Mimecast

    The Mimecast Threat Intelligence Report: RSA Conference Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the key findings, trends and recommendations observed by Mimecast’s Threat Center team from October to December 2019. Download the report to discover their results – such as the rise of significant cyberattack campaigns by 145% over last quarter.

  • Reaching Beyond The Perimeter: A Deep Dive into Mimecast’s Email Security 3.0 Strategy

    Sponsored by: Mimecast

    Cybercriminals are at the peak of their powers. They’ve developed specialized tools to dig right into the hearts of businesses and leave without a trace. Email is at the center of this, with 60% of all email sent to organizations being spam or malicious. How does your organization plan to defend? Read this white paper for ideas on strategy.

  • Web Security Technical Deep Dive

    Sponsored by: Mimecast

    In this time of uncertainty, cloud and internet-based technologies are under greater threat than ever before. An influx of malware and phishing attacks means that businesses, if not properly protected, are in jeopardy. Read this technical deep dive to learn what you can do to ramp up web security.

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