For those who are familiar with what phishing is, vishing is very similar. For those not familiar with phishing, vishing is a type of social engineering when a scammer/fraudster attempts to get the person on the other end of the phone to disclose sensitive or private information (social engineering definition). Examples of this type of information include attempts to make money transfers, disclosing passwords, and social security numbers. Most of us think that we would never fall for such a scam, however, thousands of people fall victim to this crime each year.
Banks are responsible for protecting the most sensitive of personal information for all of their customers. With access to our social security numbers, home address, phone numbers, and financial information, banks must prioritize protecting this data from cyber breaches. Today, the majority (78%) of security executives working in the banking and finance industry express confidence in their organization’s cyber security strategies. Yet, banks are being attacked more frequently, and with more success. Over ⅓ (36%) of cyber breach attempts on banks are successful in obtaining sensitive data.
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- In 2016, over 200,000 people applied for the H-1B visa program for the fiscal year 2017.
- The companies taking advantage of these programs are the very SaaS applications, Search Engines, and Social platforms we use daily.
- Computer programmers are the third largest category of H-1B visa recipients, after computer systems analysts and software developers.
Where to start?
- Protect your usernames and passwords with a password manager such as 1Password, LastPass, or a similar vendor. Don't store them on your phone or on a piece of paper that your carry. The higher the complexity and length of your password, the more difficult it will be to use a brute-force method to crack your password.
- Utilize two-factor authentication features when available. Two-factor auth is an additional step that is designed to ensure you are the only one accessing an account.
- Publicly available WiFi can compromise your sensitive information. Hackers can set up a fake access point access point to capture and filter your traffic. It is advised to utilize a trusted VPN service when sending sensitive information over a public network.
- With the recent increase in malvertising tactics and attempts, adblocking at the DNS level or at least in browser can help protect you from remote code execution bugs that can hijack your browser without so much as a mouse click.
- Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Report proved that when a hacker sends out ten phishing e-mails, there is a ninety percent probability that one person replies. Similarly , when 150,000 test phishing e-mails were sent out, half of the receivers opened the emails and clicked on the phishing links in the first hour.
Great article on Forbes. Understand your Risks and ROI first before selecting tools to improve cybersecurity: