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Email scam targets lawyers with fake disciplinary warnings, bar announcements

Lawyers across the country should be on the lookout for phishing emails, which purport to be about new discipline investigations.

More than 50 attorneys have received the emails, which have links to malicious software, says Molly Flood, research and information manager with the ABA’s Division for Bar Services. She suspects that senders get email addresses through the websites of state bars that also handle attorney regulation.

About 20 Nevada lawyers have received the emails over the past month, says Kimberly Farmer, the state bar executive director. Some emails referenced discipline complaint notification in the subject line, while others said the recipient had not paid his or her bar dues. The communications were signed by presidents of bar associations other than Nevada, which Farmer says was a tip off to members that something was amiss.

Attivo Networks Enhances Platform to Detect All Classes of Cyber Threats

This week, Attivo Networks™ announced it has expanded its deception platform to include all classes of cyber threats, including reconnaissance, stolen credentials, phishing and ransomware attacks. The goal is nothing less than to defend Attivo customers from every form of cyber attack with real-time detection of breaches that have bypassed other prevention defenses.

Attivo Networks® Deception Integrates with McAfee® Network Security Platform to Improve the Detection and Prevention of Intrusions

Attivo Networks today announced that its deception-based Attivo BOTsink® solution is now available as an integrated solution with McAfee® Network Security Platform (NSP). The BOTsink solution will add insight into McAfee Network Security Platform providing additional and detailed forensic information on attacker methods and malicious domains.

Phishing in the Healthcare ‘Pond’: Going Beyond the Baseline of Social Engineering

Research conducted by RSA has identified a phishing attack every minute with a total global cost of $4.5 billion losses in 2014. The US alone has seen an estimated $655 million in losses with 72% of the global phishing attack volume centered on the US. So what can organizations do to protect themselves from falling victim to social engineering attacks like phishing?

Learn from breach cases like Partners Healthcare and Seton Healthcare Family, a part of Ascension Health System, how to successfully avoid an attack.

CISO Role Still in Flux: Despite Small Gains, CISOs Face an Uphill Battle in the C-Suite

Compared to a year ago, CISOs have gained some respect in terms of perceived leadership qualities, but C-level executives still can’t shake the temptation to use the role primarily as a scapegoat for data breaches. And though cybersecurity expertise is welcome on corporate boards, CISOs still have work to do in asserting themselves within the …

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