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  1. Own IT: Social Media Safety for Business

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” We discussed NCSAM’s overall goals at the beginning of the month, and in the next three weeks, we’ll dive into key parts of the theme as they relate to Small Business and the cybersecurity providers they rely on. Part 1 of 3 in our NSCAM-focused series spotlights a component of Owning IT: Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media.

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  2. Attackers Are Having a Whale of a Time

    Many historic New England towns once featured a profitable commercial whaling industry. Fortunately, that has been banned in most parts of the world, replaced by whale watching trips popular with tourists and locals alike.The humpbacks might be off the hook, but there is a new kind of “whaling” on the scene. It’s a subset of phishing aimed at a high-level targets such as small business owners and executives. And it’s only building in popularity – whaling attacks increased an estimated by 200% in 2017.

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  3. Spear Phishing: A New Take On An Old Classic

    We recently met with a local company here near Portland, ME who was suspicious their email had been exploited. The finance manager had received an email from the President requesting a wire transfer to be made in order to pay an invoice, totaling upwards of $20,000. While the timing was a little unexpected, the request wasn’t far from business as usual. The email looked real to her and, at first glance, it was very difficult to identify that it was not from him.

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