Ken Liao, Author at Abnormal Security

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Founders Field Guide Podcast: Episode 3

We’ve reached the halfway point of the 5-part series in Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s Founder’s Field Guide podcast that features a conversation with Evan Reiser, Abnormal’s CEO and Co-founder. In Episode 3, Patrick and

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Founders Field Guide Podcast: Episode 2

In Episode 2 of the Founder’s Field Guide podcast, Evan Reiser, CEO of Abnormal Security talks with Patrick O’Shaughnessy about technology shifts in the market and Abnormal’s selection of Microsoft Azure as

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Founder’s Field Guide Podcast with Evan Reiser

Evan Reiser, CEO of Abnormal Security, was just featured in Episode 1 of Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s new podcast Founder’s Field Guide.

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Payment Inquiries: The Precursors to Invoice and Payment Fraud

Abnormal has detected campaigns targeting our customers where malicious actors will impersonate major brands and reach out to accounting teams to ask if there are any outstanding invoices for the company they

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Challenging Verizon’s CIS Control Recommendations for Socially-Engineered Business Email Compromise Attacks

While Verizon’s annual Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR) has always offered recommendations on defense and controls through its findings, this year the report shares formal, standardized security control recommendations to readers. In

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Protect Against the Unique Sophistication of Financially Motivated Social Engineering (FMSE) Attacks

Business email compromise (BEC) is a billion-dollar business for threat actors. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), BEC scams have led to $26 billion in losses in the last

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The State of Business Email Compromise Q1 2020: Attacks Shift From the C-Suite to Finance

Every day, we track and prevent email security threats for our users, which gives us enormous insight into where and how attackers attempt to infiltrate a business through email.

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What is Business Email Compromise?

According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports, Business Email Compromise (BEC) represents the single greatest cause of financial loss from cybercrime, accounting for more than 50% of all financial

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Phishing Click Rates Decline While Socially-Engineered Attacks Grow

Cyber threats are constantly evolving. Cybersecurity teams are most effective when they deploy defenses that protect against the threats that pose the greatest risk at any given time. Socially-engineered attacks — one

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Reporting on COVID-19 Attacks in the Abnormal Portal

This is part 3 of the 3-part series on COVID-19 and email attacks. Attackers are using fear and urgency of the COVID-19 backdrop as employees start shelter-in-place routines. These attacks are never-before-seen

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The COVID-19 Email Attack Landscape

As many have reported, the number of cyber attacks related to COVID-19 is spiking. Some researchers are reporting that COVID-19-related attacks represent the largest set of attacks on the same theme they’ve

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