You are likely a pro at spotting phishing emails—the ones with poor grammar, asking you to log into your bank account through a suspiciously long link. But how do you defend against fraudulent emails that appear to be coming from the CEO? Your boss? Someone from a company you regularly do business with?
In the July edition of OUCH!, a monthly security newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, you can learn more about CEO Fraud, or Business Email Compromise (BEC). In these types of attacks, hackers do their research and carefully select specific individuals to target, depending on their endgame. While these attacks sound tricky to spot, often paying attention to things like word choice or tone and using a different communication method to verify the information are really all you need to protect yourself.