07 Jul 2016

Will Biometric Data Replace Passwords?

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Many companies are continually struggling to protect customer data from hackers, thieves and other cybersecurity threats. Some firms have begun using biometric data in place of passwords. For example, many banks now allow customers to use fingerprint or iris identification to access bank accounts from mobile devices. This includes Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Google and other technology firms are working to combine biometric information... Read more...

08 Jun 2016

4th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Could Hasten the End of Personal Privacy

A 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling seems to cement the notion that one’s electronic footprints and communications are fair game for unfettered search and seizure (i.e.: are not protected by 4th Amendment rights). By a 12-3 vote, appellate court judges in Richmond, Virginia, ruled that tracking your movements does not require a warrant. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld what is known as the Third-Party Doctrine: a legal theory suggesting... Read more...

05 May 2016

Changing Trends in Cyber Security

In the past, for individuals and small businesses, cyber security was important to mitigate the inconvenience of spam, viruses that required restoring back-ups of corrupt files, and letters to credit bureaus to clear up identity theft issues. While painful, the cost of these was generally in the hundreds of dollars and perhaps a few hours of inconvenience. Today, we see a convergence of trends that is changing the dynamics of cyber security for individuals... Read more...

04 May 2016

Retailers are Using Your Online Activity to Make You Pay More

In recent briefings, we have reported on Internet criminals’ behavior with regards to researching their victims’ professional profiles and associations (using LinkedIn recruiter tools, for example) and using these social cues to lure unsuspecting victims into sending money to imposter accounts. Even if you have not been targeted in this way, if you use online shopping websites or web-based email services like Gmail, your online activity is constantly... Read more...

28 Apr 2016

RPost adds Anti-Whaling Security Feature to RMail

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New Anti-Whaling Security Feature Prevents Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks Los Angeles, CA – April 28, 2016 – RMail’s new Anti-Whaling™ security feature adds imposter protection for email and prevents email conversation hijacking, putting a stop to one of the most sophisticated and financially-damaging cyber-crimes targeting businesses today. Referred to by the FBI as Business Email Compromise (BEC) crimes or by technologists as “spear... Read more...

14 Apr 2016

Business Email Compromise (BEC) – Industry Examples

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Imposter emails targeting businesses today are far more sophisticated than traditional phishing emails or the “Nigerian prince” emails of yesteryear. These new Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks use imposter emails that reflect a deep understanding of people’s roles and messaging patterns within a target organization. Here’s how BEC attacks often play out for several reference industries: Law Firms and their Clients An... Read more...

23 Feb 2016

67% of RPost User Survey Respondents Concerned About Prospect of Unfettered Government Access to Encryption

Should the US government require technology companies to provide a “master key” to unlock all encrypted files? What began as a hypothetical question in the US Presidential Primary Election debates has evolved into an interesting standoff between tech titans and the FBI around encrypted files stored on an Apple iPhone (used by one of the San Bernardino shooters). In January, while all of this was still a hypothetical question, RPost conducted a... Read more...

18 Feb 2016

Fake CEO Email Lures $480K Transfer, Cyber Insurance Policy Denies Coverage of Loss

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Businesses cannot rely solely on cyber insurance policies to protect themselves and their clients from certain cybercrimes. In a recent case, Chubb Insurance refused to cover a cyber security loss of $480,000 despite the fact that Chubb had insured the victimized company for computer funds transfer fraud. The case involved a cyber insurance policy issued to Houston-based Ameriforge Group Inc. (AFGlobal Corp.) by a division of Chubb Group. Criminals... Read more...

11 Feb 2016

RPost Included as a Representative Vendor for Dedicated Email Encryption in Gartner Market Guide for Email Encryption

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Gartner includes RPost as a representative vendor in its new Market Guide for Email Encryption. The report notes that “growth in digital business, regulation and risks has reinvigorated a demand for email encryption products.” Los Angeles, Calif – 11 February 2016 — Analyst firm Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has released its new Market Guide for Email Encryption,... Read more...

26 Jan 2016

​When It Comes to Emails, Simple is the Future

By Henry Truc. Originally published on Equities.com. It seems nearly impossible to quantify how big the email industry has gotten. As the most prevalent form of digital communication today, especially with regards to business and professional matters in our day-to-day lives, it’s really easy to take email for granted. According to The Radicati Group, it’s estimated that over 200 billion emails are exchanged per day—that’s right, per day—through... Read more...