S02E02: Business Email Compromise Scams

Season 2: How to Be a Cyber Criminal

80% of what you need to be a cybercriminal is Internet access.

The other 20% is mostly social engineering. Effective cybercriminals understand how people think.

In this episode, we interview Robert Holmes, VP and General Manager, Email Fraud Defense at Proofpoint, about the easy process for business email compromise (BEC) attacks.

What we talked about:

  • Smaller companies are more likely to be victimized than larger companies
  • Cybercriminals pretend to be a trusted persona (like your CEO)
  • Super easy but insidious tech tips that people fall for all the time
  • Phishing, vishing & smishing: What are they?

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