What is Vishing?

What is Vishing?

Vishing (voice phishing) is a type of phone fraud which use social engineering to extract information or credentials from a victim.  Attackers often use a pretext to misrepresent their authority or position in order to trick the victim into compliance.  Attackers...
Behaviour Change in your organisation (short video)

Behaviour Change in your organisation (short video)

Getting your staff to change their security behaviour It is often submitted that fear is bad. Actually, from a behavioural science perspective we know fear is the most effective tool for stimulating behavioural change. Fear of crime is necessary but not sufficient to...
Get staff engaged for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Get staff engaged for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is ECSM, a month-long European event promoting good cyber security practices and safety. This years themes are: Digital skills:  personal data protection, cyber bullying and cyber stalking establishing good practices online.  Cyber scams: cyber threats such as...
Insider Threat $800K Rogue Admin

Insider Threat $800K Rogue Admin

What happened? Disgruntled former IT admin Charles E. Taylor quit his job at an unnamed Atlanta based distribution company before going on a sabotage spree costing the company $800,000 USD to redress. Taylors “multi-stage sabotage campaign” involved...
Lisa Forte on Smashing Security Podcast

Lisa Forte on Smashing Security Podcast

178: Office pranks, meat dresses, and robocop dogs  May 14th, 2020  |   50 mins 42 secs  coronavirus, data breach, email storm, hacking, k2, lady gaga, microsoft, mountaineering, nuclear waste, onkalo, reply all, social distancing, sourdough Graham shares stories of...
Permissions Creep

Permissions Creep

What is Permissions Creep? Permissions Creep, also known as privilege creep, is what happens when we move between roles in an organisation and keep the access or permissions of the previous role.   Privilege Creep example: Let’s imagine you have been hired by a...
Should your company ban Zoom?

Should your company ban Zoom?

As several businesses ditch the popular conferencing tool, Lisa Forte, partner at Red Goat Cyber Security, calls for calm  Zoom, the free to use video conferencing app, has exploded in the last month. It quickly became a household name and more than doubled its share...