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FBI Reports B.E.C. Attacks on the Rise: Cyber crime causes more than $2.7 billion in losses during 2018

A recent report released by the Federal Bureau Investigation in April announced there was a rise in Business Email Compromise & cyber crime over 2018.

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently published their annual report detailing the cyber crimes that have been reported during 2018 in the United States. The report details a year in review of the cyber attacks and most common threats businesses and consumers could face in the growing digital economy. Major cyber crimes […]

2019 Proven Data Technology & Innovation Award (Scholarship Announcement)

Each year, Proven Data offers a scholarship opportunity to students who are seeking a professional future in technology, cyber security, and the innovative sectors. Our goal was to provide a thought-provoking essay contest in which students could showcasetheir perspective on a growing concern in the information security sector. This year’s scholarship award received a record number of submissions from students at top-universities across the nation!

The 2019 Proven Data Technology Innovation Award has been granted to Noelle Bloomfield of […]

Common Tax Season Cyber Crimes

The tax season is already such a stressful moment of the year for both businesses and the individuals looking to properly account for their financial assets. It’s that time of year when the accounting departments at businesses get busier than ever! However, this is also the time of year when cyber criminals take to the internet and attempt to take advantage of the confidential information being used to file taxes. Tax season cyber crimes are an evolving threat that […]

Creating a Better Cyber Security Culture at Your Organization

Why is cyber security culture not being taken seriously by more employees at your business? How can business leaders help encourage others to take a proactive approach and improve resilience?

As cyber threats continue to evolve and change, it is important that everyone at your organization is aware of the current climate affecting data privacy and protection. One of the most important lacking elements at many companies is their inability to foster an inclusive and serious cyber security culture […]

Phishing Report: Cyber Extortion On the Rise

There is a new type of phishing email circulating and bypassing email security solutions. The email attempts to obtain payment from victims who believed they have been watched while performing explicit activities.

In the past week, Proven Data received the following email:

The cybercriminal instills the fear that he has been watching the victim’s activity. Specifically, the attacker makes it look like the victim was being recorded while watching explicit videos. This email can make people feel intimidated if they […]

Proven Data Announces Official Cyber Partner Sponsorship of Emerging Risks & Innovation Summit in New York City

January 2019 — New York, New York

Proven Data is honored to participate in the inaugural Emerging Risks & Innovation Summit as the official event Cyber Partner sponsor. The Summit will be held on Tuesday, May 14th in New York City at the distinguished Millennium Broadway in Times Square. Hosted by Insurance Business America and Key Media, the summit aims to highlight the risk landscape and liability challenges facing the industries of technology, automotive, and beyond. This is an immensely […]

Phishing Report: False Amazon Email Confirmation

Be wary of these new, high-quality phishing attempts making its way to email inboxes

Phishing is a method of Business Email Compromise (B.E.C.) in which bad actors attempt to steal authentication credentials like usernames and passwords. Cybercriminals then access business accounts and can cause plenty of issues once they have control. If those phishing emails bypass our Email Filtering System, our users are trained to detect sophisticated phishing emails due to our rigid Cyber Security Awareness program.

Recently, Proven Data […]

Exclusive Interview: Living Security CEO, Ashley Rose

In November of 2018, the Proven Data team had the opportunity to participate in the Living Security Escape Room challenge at the Infosecurity North America conference in New York City. The focus of their security training program is to have employees engage in data security challenges that help spotlight awareness via learning experiences. Fundamentals of the challenge require problem solving and teamwork to work through the obstacles and collect clues. The program highlights various security incidents businesses can face […]

World Economic Forum Acknowledges Weak Cybersecurity and Other Global Risks in 2019

The annual report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) declares Cybersecurity threats atop their 2019 Global Risk Report, research finds.

The annual Global Risks Report (GRR) from the World Economic Forum ranks Cybersecurity among the top threats society faces, alongside other uncertainties such as environmental risks and geopolitical tensions. The report created in partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies and Zurich Insurance Group places technological vulnerabilities atop their research as more businesses and enterprises engage in commerce through means of […]

Resource Report → Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients

The Department of Health and Human Services aims to have more healthcare organizations well-prepared to prevent data breaches in their latest 34-page cybersecurity framework report.

In early January 2019, The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients (HICP). This recently-published guide promotes insight to why the healthcare industry must strategize for more modern policies and procedures when it comes to protecting patient information. The report utilizes perspective […]