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2/19/2019
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6 Tax Season Tips for Security Pros

Here are some practical ways to keep your company safe as Uncle Sam comes calling.
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2. Create an Open Culture Where People Can Report Fraud
Companies have to make it clear to their employees that they won't get prosecuted for reporting a tax-related BEC or any other type of security fraud, Masergy's Watson says. Create a defined process where employees know who to contact in the event they believe something has gone wrong. For some larger companies, reporting to the IT department may make sense, while at smaller companies the hands-on president or CEO needs to get involved.
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2. Create an Open Culture Where People Can Report Fraud

Companies have to make it clear to their employees that they won't get prosecuted for reporting a tax-related BEC or any other type of security fraud, Masergy's Watson says. Create a defined process where employees know who to contact in the event they believe something has gone wrong. For some larger companies, reporting to the IT department may make sense, while at smaller companies the hands-on president or CEO needs to get involved.

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Joe Stanganelli
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2/25/2019 | 8:50:45 PM
Re: Copycats
@REISEN: The funny thing is that these are the cleverer attackers!

Most of the time, they don't even bother -- and the email address and domain name look like something created by a password manager's PRNG engine.
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2/25/2019 | 3:38:52 PM
Re: Copycats
Just received a spam email for reference F-ACEBOOK - easy to spot for the trained observer. 
Joe Stanganelli
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2/23/2019 | 11:05:27 PM
Copycats
> fraudsters especially like to use copycat domains or defunct domains that look real but aren't.

This isn't limited to tax schemes. In the Anthem hack a few years back, central to that was the creation by hackers of copycat domain we11point[dot-com] instead of wellpoint[dot-com].
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