The Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce features an article on Cyber-Security Through User Awareness Training by Chris Mangano, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mercadien Technologies in the September/October Issue of their Outlook magazine.
The ever-changing landscape of technology-solutions has resulted in business/organizations being more and more “connected”; the ability to share information, receive immediate communications and leverage the interconnectivity of business-processes has increased the expectations of consumers/customers for ALL organizations, regardless of their size.
Along with escalated “connectivity” comes escalated risks; in particular, “Phishing Attacks”. Recent studies reveal that Phishing was the top tactic utilized by Hackers/Saboteurs. Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication (as defined by Wikipedia).