Young workers are more gullible to tech scams

Nov 10, 2016 1:00:11 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016november10_security_a, cybersecurity, phone scams, Security, social engineering

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The old cold-call scam is still a popular way for fraudsters to dupe people out of their money. But now they're taking their tactics to the computer generation, and it can be surprising just who is falling for the new tech-related fraud. Read on to find out how scam artists are targeting the younger generation -- and succeeding.

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Social engineering and cyber security

Oct 7, 2016 1:00:51 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016october7_security_a, cybersecurity, phishing, Security, security, social engineering

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Social engineering is the ability to manipulate people into willfully giving up their confidential information. The data varies, but in terms of cyber security this usually means passwords and bank information. Criminals are using social engineering to gain access to your business and its network by exploiting employees who often don’t have a clue about what is happening. Avoiding it is a matter of training, and we’re here to educate you on the subject.

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4 Social engineering scams to watch out for

Aug 18, 2016 1:00:33 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016august18_security_a, phishing, pretexting, quid pro quo, rio olympics, Scams, Security, social engineering, tailgating

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Every time we learn about a cyberattack that has affected so many businesses, we invest in security technologies that will safeguard our systems. This year, however, social engineering attacks have taken center stage in the Rio Olympics. Using various scams, hackers can circumvent network security systems by convincing gullible users into giving away sensitive information. But spectators aren’t the only victims. Without knowing the most common social engineering exploits, your business’s data is also at risk. That’s why we have compiled four of the most frequently used social engineering scams to help protect you and your business.

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IT security predictions for 2016

Dec 28, 2015 1:30:18 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015dec24_security_a, cyber security, hacking, it security, network assessment, QS_3, Security, social engineering, vulnerability assessment

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Online security has probably never been such a hotly debated subject as it was in 2015. From recent numerous high-profile attacks on Sony and others, to this year’s leaking of data stolen from the extramarital-affair-facilitating website Ashley Madison website, have pushed cyber security firmly into the spotlight. So what can we expect from 2016? Experts predict that this year will only see cyber crime increasing yet further. Here’s what you need to know.

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