Heads Up: Cybercriminals Are Businesspeople
Understanding the business model behind cybercrime can be a helpful thought experiment to help CFOs allocate appropriate resources to cyber defenses.
Hackers Target 35,000 CFOs for Phishing Scam
A Nigerian gang's "business email compromise" scam aimed at finance execs shows how cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated.
Small Companies Carry Greatest Cyber-Risk
More than half of top executives at small businesses don't believe their company is a target for cyber-criminals. They're wrong.
How to Prevent ‘Visual Hacking’
In this high-tech age, low-tech hacking techniques like physically looking at open computer screens may be overlooked, potentially leading to disaster.
Email Security Firm ‘Matches Wits with Bad Guys’
Proofpoint, aiming to double in size within three years, leverages innovation and luck on the way there, its finance chief says.
Scammers Sending Fake Emails from SEC
A spear phishing campaign identified by FireEye appears to be targeting personnel involved with SEC filings at public companies.
U.S. Data Breaches Hit All-Time High
Companies sustained more than 1,000 data breaches in 2016, an increase of 40% over 2015 data.
AICPA Warns of Executive Impersonation Scam
The association says scams in which cybercriminals send fake emails from a top executive to initiate wire transfers are becoming increasingly prevalent.
Second Thoughts on an Anti-Whaling IPO
“You don’t rob a bank with a gun anymore; you rob it with an email." — Peter Campbell, CFO, Mimecast
Ransomware Seen as Growing Cyber Threat
But the largest source of data breaches was still 'miscellaneous errors,' including improper disposal of company information and misconfigured systems.