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1/9/2019
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6 Ways to Beat Back BEC Attacks

Don't assume your employees know how to spot business email compromises - they need some strong training and guidance on how to respond in the event of an attack.
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 Don't assume everyone knows what BECs are.
Chris Hadnagy, founder and CEO of Social-Engineer Inc., says security pros often believe that business email compromises (BECs) are common knowledge, but they aren't. He says many users don't know the difference between phishing and more targeted spear phishing, and many don't know that vishing is the voice version of a BEC. There are also combination attacks where the bad guys will follow up an email with a phone call pressuring an employee to make a wire transfer. Organizations must educate users so they are aware of the threat and understand the different types of attacks.
Image Source: Adobe Stock: leowolfert

Don't assume everyone knows what BECs are.

Chris Hadnagy, founder and CEO of Social-Engineer Inc., says security pros often believe that business email compromises (BECs) are common knowledge, but they aren't. He says many users don't know the difference between phishing and more targeted spear phishing, and many don't know that vishing is the voice version of a BEC. There are also combination attacks where the bad guys will follow up an email with a phone call pressuring an employee to make a wire transfer. Organizations must educate users so they are aware of the threat and understand the different types of attacks.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: leowolfert

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