Ping Look

Executive Advisor, Security Communications and Awareness

Ping Look is executive advisor of Optiv’s security communications and awareness group. In this role she specializes in advising, designing and implementing holistic security awareness programs that are scalable and create a lasting culture of security minded behaviors for Optiv’s clientele.

 

Be on Alert for Phishing Scams during Tax Season!

· By Ping Look ·

Once again tax season is upon us, and with it brings increased phishing attempts targeted at obtaining tax information from both for-profit and non-profit organizations. The attackers target personnel who handle employee tax information— HR, finance, accounting and payroll — by posing as high level executives requesting sensitive information belonging to employees such as W-2 forms, earnings statements, salary information, social security numbers and home mailing addresses.

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Financially Motivated Whaling Attacks

· By James Robinson, Ping Look ·

On any given day, many people receive hundreds of emails. But when an employee receives an email from their CEO, CFO or another senior executive, they are more likely to notice and respond. Unfortunately, this natural human behavior is exactly what malicious actors are exploiting in the latest “whaling” attack.

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iOS 9 Updates and Apple iPhone Hardware Upgrades

· By Ping Look ·

With the release of the new iPhone 6s/6s Plus last Friday, and the launch of iOS 9 the previous week, many people are eager to buy and/or download the latest and greatest from Apple. But with any upgrades, it is important that you also take time to upgrade your settings to increase your privacy and security. Below is a comprehensive list we recommend you implement if using iOS 9 on any of your devices.

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