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New WhatsApp-based Attack Simulator Conditions Learners to Identify Scams

December 2, 2021 by Cofense in Internet Security AwarenessPhishing

By Cofense The COVID 19 global pandemic has expedited the already rising remote work culture for many companies, introducing new norms when it comes to communicating with employees. These new norms introduce new avenues for nefarious actors to take advantage of that may have been previously unutilized. In fact, according to ITPro.com, smishing attacks increased 700% in the first six months of 2021 in the UK. Conditioning employees to recognize phishing attacks no matter the avenue is critical for the health of the business and for their own protection. Cofense’s newest simulator provides a low-risk and low-cost solution for conditioning learners...

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New WhatsApp-based Attack Simulator Conditions Learners to Identify Scams

December 2, 2021 by Cofense in Internet Security AwarenessPhishing

By Cofense The COVID 19 global pandemic has expedited the already rising remote work culture for many companies, introducing new norms when it comes to communicating with employees. These new norms introduce new avenues for nefarious actors to take advantage of that may have been previously unutilized. In fact, according to ITPro.com, smishing attacks increased 700% in the first six months of 2021 in the UK. Conditioning employees to recognize phishing attacks no matter the avenue is critical for the health of the business and for their own protection. Cofense’s newest simulator provides a low-risk and low-cost solution for conditioning learners...

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Want to simulate a holiday phish? This one’s from your friends at Emotet.

December 23, 2019 by Cofense in PhishingCofense Solutions

By Tonia Dudley Tis the season when organizations are looking to send out the year’s last phishing simulation. Often the Security Awareness team lands on a holiday theme – holiday party, holiday raffle, or even the fun ugly sweater lure. In the past, when I worked with teams to advance their phishing defense programs, I would recommend staying away from holiday themed scenarios. I’ll explain why in a moment. But my opinion has changed, thanks to the threat actors behind Emotet.

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