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DEFINITION: Rock Phish is both a phishing toolkit and the entity that publishes the toolkit. Phishing is an email fraud method in which the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. While the authors of the kit remain anonymous, Rock Phish has become the most popular phishing kit available online, with some estimates suggesting that  … 
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The Biggest Cyber Threat Facing Businesses Today
sponsored by Agari
WHITE PAPER: Business email compromise (BEC) scams are by no means a new phenomenon. But as these scams become more sophisticated, it becomes even more important to stay up to date with the latest types of attacks to evolve out of BEC. Discover a proactive approach to risk management that will help protect your business against these advanced phishing attacks.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016


Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how dire an issue phishing and ransomware has become, and learn how to mitigate them effectively. Through vulnerability analysis, threat intelligence, good backup processes and, most importantly, common sense, you can reduce your organization's risk of infection down to zero percent.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

The Endpoint Security Guide to Preventing Ransomware Attacks
sponsored by Carbon Black
EBOOK: This e-book answers questions like "What is ransomware?" and "How does it work?" to help you learn how to defend your business. Explore how new and advanced ransomware like Locky operate and review case studies from companies that have successfully stopped attacks so that you can start preparing your organization.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

5 Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Infection through Network Security
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Even though ransomware attacks are becoming more creative, getting back to the basics of network security could be the key to preventing future infections. In this e-guide, we explore 5 key steps for handling ransomware attacks. You'll get expert advice on how to improve your network security strategy and defend against advanced malware threats.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016


How Global Threat Intelligence Fits into a Security Strategy
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Before considering global threat intelligence services, there are some critical dangers that you may need to address closer to home. In this e-guide, Rob Shapland shares his advice on how simple tools like staff training and awareness can help prevent breaches from phishing attacks and more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016


Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: There are steps you can take to address phishing and ransomware. Discover how to best mitigate these tremendous threats to decrease the likelihood of infection and the subsequent consequences that come from them.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016


Online Phishing
sponsored by Navex Global
WEBCAST: Through real world examples and quizzes throughout, learn how to spot phishing scams and enable your employees to do the same. Protect your organization from illegitimate emails with this short, interactive resource.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Navex Global

Security Teams Must Empower Employees to Prevent Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This informational report from Forrester addresses where security awareness is falling short and how you can revamp your security awareness programs to empower employees to protect themselves and your organization from phishing attacks. Learn how to help users protect themselves and your enterprise from these cybercrimes.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Aug 2015


Is Your Network Security Limited to Defending Yesterday's Threats?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you will discover how to safeguard your organization from new and emerging threats with a next-gen IPS. Read on how to move beyond pattern matching and apply behavior-based protection to combat advanced and unknown threats to defend your organization.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2015


Enterprise Security in Asia: The Ugly, The Bad & The Good
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the truth about cybersecurity in Asia including a 52% surge in breaches and the emerging sophisticated schemes from hackers. View now to learn which attacks are most popular and how to avoid being the next data breach victim.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

F5 Networks

Protection from Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a comprehensive form of threat protection that will keep out even today's advanced hacks.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The Perils of Phishing: How Cybercriminals Are Targeting Your Weakest Link
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In the fight against phishing, your employees may be your weakest link—what can you do to ensure that they're not accidentally enticed by hackers? This white paper provides you with essential information on how phishing attacks occur and how you can mitigate these threats.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015


Ransomware: How cyber criminals hold your data hostage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the growing ransomware threat and how you can defend against it.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Inside the Dyre Wolf Malware Campaign
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives a step-by-step outline of how the Dyre Wolf attack is accomplished and how you can detect and prevent compromise.
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Benefits and Criteria for Selecting an Email Security Gateway Product
sponsored by Mimecast
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, experts shed light on three obscure benefits of email security gateways that many leaders are unaware of. You'll be steps closer to reaping these benefits when you discover five criteria for selecting gateway technology.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015


Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uses a typical spear-phishing scenario to demonstrate the dangers spear-phishing poses.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015


The state of email trust in 2014
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Email security improved in 2014 but most companies still haven't done enough to protect their customers from phishing attacks, this study from Agari reveals.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2015

Sharing knowledge to tackle online banking fraud
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that an information sharing service between national banking systems and law enforcement agencies could counteract online fraud.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Moving Beyond Ad Hoc Mobile Security
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EZINE: Is security the missing piece in your enterprise mobile strategy? In this issue of Information Security, we ask CISOs and other security experts about the uncertain path from basic protections to threat management and mature mobile security.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

"Hacking as a Service," and Other Emerging Threats
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EZINE: Lethal threats to enterprise security are emerging from every which way. Access this exclusive edition of Information Security Magazine to learn just what you're up against.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

Keep Your Customers Safe from Phishing
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper presents one possible solution to the problem of phishing and helps you ensure the safety of your customers' data.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Website Security Solutions

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Internet Trust Marks: Building Confidence and Profit Online
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how recent trends in Internet trust marks can help restore confidence in online shopping, and as concluded by at least one recent study, even induce those who do shop to spend more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Website Security Solutions

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


Malware Analysts Have the Tools to Defend Against Cyber-Attacks, But Challenges Remain
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores today's threat landscape, the role of malware and the threat of internal vulnerabilities.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Threat Track Security
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PHISHING DEFINITION (continued): …  the kit is used for half of all phishing attempts. The Rock Phish toolkit first surfaced in the hacking community in 2004. Rock Phish is known for pioneering the use of image spam. It has also proven particularly adept at evading the adaptive security measures taken by networking professionals, earning the group grudging respect for their ability to stay on the cutting edge of technology -- and out of the hands of law enforcement. Gartner, the information technology research and advisory firm, has described Rock Phish as the "Keyser Söze" of the phishing world, a reference to the … 
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