Business Email Compromise

Business email compromise is tactic that, since January 2015, has had a 1,300 percent increase in identified-exposed-losses according to the FBI. For most organizations, this can mean that one compromised mailbox or erroneous forwarding procedure can seriously endanger the health of your overall organization. At Peters & Associates, we often see organizations with irregular mailbox [...]

By | 2018-12-04T11:33:23+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Monthly Focus|0 Comments

Office 365: Modern Workplace Preview (1:58)

In the final installment of our Modern Workplace webinar series we explore Office 365. Office 365 includes many helpful applications, but Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneDrive only scratch the surface of the potential value of Office 365. Discover how you can deploy, support, manage and use Microsoft’s Office platform to help empower your employees and [...]

By | 2018-12-18T10:47:11+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Collaboration, Office 365|0 Comments

This Month in Cyber Security October Preview (2:39)

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis, but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team hosts a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. October was Cyber Security Awareness Month and, as usual, [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:01:03+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Security Solutions|0 Comments

I have MFA enabled…but I never get prompted on my PC

With the adoption of MFA (multi-factor authentication) ramping up significantly to help thwart BEC (Business Email Compromise), some people have noticed that the end-user experience isn’t quite what they expected when using their PC.  They aren’t getting prompted the first time each day they use their browser for Office 365, or even when their password [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:09:54+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Advisory Services|0 Comments

This Month in Cyber-Security August Preview (Video 2:03)

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis, but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team will host a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. August was filled with security events affecting small [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:01:49+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on This Month in Cyber-Security August Preview (Video 2:03)

Business Email Compromise: Are you at Risk? (Video Preview 1:49)

Business Email Compromise: Are you at Risk? The short answer is YES. The odds are 50/50 that your organization has an ACTIVE mailbox compromise right now. Feeling lucky? Business Email Compromise (BEC) targets businesses by using social engineering tactics like spear-phishing and spoofing to gain the confidence of your employees for the purposes of redirecting [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:02:12+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Business Email Compromise: Are you at Risk? (Video Preview 1:49)

Business Email Compromise – Are You at Risk?

The odds are 50/50 that your organization has an ACTIVE mailbox compromise right now.  Feeling lucky? Business Email Compromise (BEC) targets businesses by using social engineering tactics like spear-phishing and spoofing to gain the confidence of your employees for the purposes of redirecting money transfers, monitoring your communications, or accessing your corporate data. BEC attacks [...]

By | 2018-07-23T13:59:48+00:00 August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

This Month in Cyber-Security – July 2018 Video (Preview 2:59)

Watch as Bruce Ward previews July 2018’s This Month in Cyber-Security. On the last Tuesday of each month, Peters & Associates hosts a thirty minute webinar about new developments in the security environment. Protecting your business from cyber threats is imperative in today’s competitive high-tech landscape. We try to take security events occurring in the [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:02:31+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on This Month in Cyber-Security – July 2018 Video (Preview 2:59)

Cybersecurity Forum Breakdown

Recently, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce held a Cybersecurity Forum to help keep its members updated on how to protect themselves and their organizations. After a comprehensive presentation covering the cyberthreats to businesses by an FBI special agent, our own Rachael Narel moderated a panel about cybersecurity with local industry leaders. Many of [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:05:09+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Cybersecurity Forum Breakdown

Insurance may not cover your losses from Funds Transfer Fraud and Business Email Compromise

Part One of a Three Part Series It is no secret that funds transfer fraud, aka Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC), is on the rise to both businesses and consumers. These losses occur when a threat actor, though social engineering or computer intrusion techniques, can effect an unauthorized transfer of funds [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:09:58+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Insurance may not cover your losses from Funds Transfer Fraud and Business Email Compromise