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Friday, February 24, 2017

Hearst (Nationally Syndicated): Phishing scams offering prizes on the rise: 5 ways to protect yourself

This nationally syndicated article quotes SecureMySocial's CEO, Joseph Steinberg, about how to protect oneself against becoming a victim of a phishing attack. Among his expert advice:

3. Guard social media accounts
Fraudsters are using social media more frequently to learn more information about their victims.
"Do not overshare information," Steinberg said. "Criminals craft effective spear phishing emails by leveraging such information to convince their victims that a message must be legitimate."
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Humans: Perhaps The Most Dangerous Element of CyberSecurity

Think about how much technology has improved in the last decade, 50 years, or even century. It is startling. Items that were science fiction just a few years ago seem like outdated, obsolete technology today.
Yet, during this period of great technological advancement, the human brain has not changed: it remains essentially identical today to the way it was several thousand years ago. The human-technology dichotomy does not go unnoticed by criminals: Because cybersecurity technologies are rapidly strengthening, whenever possible, parties trying to breach information systems increasingly seek to exploit human weaknesses, rather than carry out strictly technological attacks.
On both a personal and professional level, therefore, it is essential for people to understand the human element of cybersecurity.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

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New York, NY – Feb. 6, 2017 – SecureMySocial, a leading provider of social media security software, announced today that members of its management team will present at AGC Partners’ 13th Annual West Coast Information Security and Broader Technology Growth Conference, being held in San Francisco on February 13 - 14, 2017. 

SecureMySocial’s presentation will take place on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 4:30 PM PST. In addition to the presentation, SecureMySocial will participate in one-on-one meetings with other technology providers; firms interested in meeting with SecureMySocial's management at the conference are encouraged to contact SecureMySocial through the conference's meeting-scheduling system or via this website.