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IDG Contributor Network: How to recognize the many phish in the cyber sea

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    Of all the major breaches that made the headlines in 2015, many of them are believed to have started with some sort of phishing scam. From Anthem to Sony, human error is often to blame for the majority of security incidents that enterprises experience.

    Understanding what a phishing scam is and how and why the organization is being targeted will help security professionals be on alert and better train their employees to identify and report potential threats.

    Angela Knox senior director of engineering and threat research, Cloudmark said, “A phishing scam is when you receive an email or instant message or phone call where the person sending the message is pretending to be someone they are not in order to convince the recipient into giving over information because the receiver is someone they can trust.”

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