Articles by David Blazier

Social Engineers Target Service Staff

Customer service skills can be a handicap in the fight against fraud.
September 26, 2012
High-tech countermeasures do little to prevent a CU’s employees from succumbing to social engineering.
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Beware of Criminals Posing As 'Fellow Employees'

Impersonation is a favorite weapon in the social engineer’s arsenal.
May 9, 2012
Impersonators using this technique can persuade or manipulate employees into divulging sensitive corporate information.
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What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt You

Social engineers wait for naïve, untrained staff to fall into their traps.
September 12, 2011
Without proper security awareness training, most front-line employees will be unaware of their surroundings and oblivious to social engineering.
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Don’t Ignore Threats From Behind the Firewall

More than half of internal data theft crimes are carried out by low- and mid-level staff.
August 16, 2011
CUs are more likely to experience data breaches originating from an internal threat rather than an external source.
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Black Hats, White Collars: Cybercriminals' Secrets Revealed

These crooks truly adopt the attitude of 'work smarter, not harder.'
October 11, 2010
We can all thank the film industry for permanently skewing our perception of computer hackers.
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Combat Social Engineering: Don’t Be the Weakest Link

Smart criminals go after the 'lowest hanging fruit.'
September 16, 2010
Social engineering tactics exploit the fundamentals of human nature.
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