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What is Vishing?

What is Vishing? Voice Phishing Scams Explained & How to Prevent Them

There’s good news and bad news. The good news: advances in technology have changed our lives in many positive ways. The bad news: crooks keep pace with technological innovations and adjust their scams accordingly. One of the many technology-based criminal scams is ‘vishing’. What is vishing? Impersonating a person or legitimate business to scam people […]

date:  Feb 26, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Phishing, Uncategorised, Vishing Read More
What is Mobile App Security?

What is Mobile App Security? (Including 8 Application Security Tips)

What is mobile application security? Mobile app security is the measure and means of defending mobile device apps from digital fraud in the form of malware, hacking, and other criminal manipulation. Mobile app security can be implemented by both technological means alongside personal responses and corporate processes intended to safeguard digital integrity on mobile devices. […]

date:  Feb 05, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Malware, Mobile Apps, Security Awareness, Uncategorised Read More
13 Social Media Security Best Practices

13 Social Media Security Best Practices

When you first think of social media threats, what most people might point out are trolls, fake accounts and fake followers via purchased services, or maybe the “fake news” accusations flying about everywhere. What’s often overlooked in social media security, though, is how it can be used to harm organizations and their customers via threats […]

date:  Jan 18, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Security Awareness, Social Media, Uncategorised Read More
What is Online Brand Protection?

What is Online Brand Protection? Brand Impersonation Tips & Tools

Companies can spend decades building a vibrant, engaged, and trusted brand—all to have it devastated and stripped away in mere moments by the fallout of online fraud. In this era of identity theft, data hacks, and virtual crime, your customers trust you to protect their private information and go above-and-beyond to defend them from being […]

date:  Jan 10, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  Brand Protection Read More
What is Security Awareness Training and Why is it important?

What is Cyber Security Awareness Training and Why is it so Important?

Does your business have employees? If so, cyber security (and cyber security awareness) are critical to your survival in an industry dominated by growing virtual crime. Certainly, most people know about costly identity theft and reputation-destroying network hacks, which seem to be on the news almost every day. Organizations implement firewalls, comprehensive cyber security defense […]

date:  Dec 21, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Protection, Security Awareness, Uncategorised Read More
Top 2018 Enterprise Security Trend

Top 2018 Enterprise Security Trends

Every year, the entirety of enterprise security incident response changes. New cybersecurity threats come onto the scene, based on new coding, new technologies, and new regulatory vulnerabilities that companies aren’t aware of yet. It’s a constantly shifting, evolving industry, which is why no organization should ever be complacent in their current security incident response plans […]

date:  Dec 10, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Protection, Uncategorised Read More
Avoid These Top 3 Mistakes in Security Incident Response Planning

Avoid These Top 3 Mistakes in Security Incident Response Planning

You’ve done everything possible to defend your business against cybercriminal attacks, be it phishing, malware, or any other online fraud plaguing the virtual markets these days. However, the data shows that no protection is 100% foolproof, and those who don’t plan for security failures are certainly doomed to experience it (and likely at a higher […]

date:  Nov 30, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Protection, Security Awareness, Uncategorised Read More
The Evolution of Financial Crime in the Dark Web

The Evolution of Financial Crime in the Dark Web

The Dark Web is Empowering Financial Crime Financial fraud and digital economic attacks are occurring more than ever thanks to the rise of new technologies and the Dark Web—the portion of the internet unavailable through traditional browsers and only accessible via specific protocols and encrypted networks. Financial crime is hardly new, but this online underbelly […]

date:  Nov 02, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Malware, Phishing Read More
The Critical Cybersecurity Element Most Companies Overlook

The Critical Cybersecurity Element Most Companies Overlook

Throughout Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it might be easy to believe you’ve heard everything there is to know about protecting your business’ virtual assets. After all, in this age of identity theft and corporate data breaches, many companies have invested heavily in defending their internal networks and virtual infrastructures from hackers, malware, viruses, and other cybersecurity […]

date:  Oct 26, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Uncategorised Read More
3 Ways a Rogue Mobile App can Harm Your Brand

3 Ways a Rogue Mobile App can Harm Your Brand

“There’s an app for that.” How many times have you heard that phrase? Mobile apps are ubiquitous, having become an essential part of almost every aspect of our lives. They store our private data. They track our children. They monitor our homes. They analyze our fitness vitals, down to our literal pulses. We download them […]

date:  Oct 19, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Protection, Mobile Apps Read More