Social Engineering Protection: Patching the Social Protocols

June 25, 2014

A couple of years ago our CTO, who is also named James, forwarded me an email with the comment "to the wrong James." Taking a quick look through the content and the type of the attachment I replied to let him know it was a spear phishing email. The level of content and degree of targeting were impressive. Following this attack we created a clearly articulated internal procedure when someone believed they had been compromised. We also made people at Mocana aware of the classes of attacks they could expect.

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