Are You Being Targeted?

You’ve likely heard the term. You’ve maybe even seen news reports warning about it. Even more worrisome…it’s possible you’ve been a target already. What am I talking about? Social engineering fraud. And yes, if you’re in the agricultural field, you’re greatly impacted. More on that in a moment, but first, if you aren’t quite sure what social engineering fraud is, I’ve defined it for you. It’s a scam used to intentionally mislead and manipulate someone into sharing confidential information or … [Read more...]

Thievery at the Pump: Are You Protected?

You hear or see it in the news all the time: “Hackers steal customer payment card data” or “Police warn of credit card skimmers.” The headline may differ from case to case, but the details always involve fraudsters using certain techniques to capture card information. It’s scary, and it can happen anywhere…with convenience stores and petroleum companies certainly not immune to the issue. If you own or work for a convenience store and/or petroleum company, you likely know you’re a primary target … [Read more...]

Now Debuting: The Grinch Who Stole Your App Credentials

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! I know, that line is incredibly cliché, and between now and when the holidays are over, you’ll likely hear it again and again in stores, on advertisements, and through the media. But it’s true. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, stores decked out for the holidays, and online deals beginning to pop up everywhere you look, that “cliché” is right on. This year, though, just like in years past, shopping should come with a warning label. … [Read more...]

Now Debuting: The Grinch Who Stole Your App Credentials

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! I know, that line is incredibly cliché, and between now and when the holidays are over, you’ll likely hear it again and again in stores, on advertisements, and through the media. But it’s true. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, stores decked out for the holidays, and online deals beginning to pop up everywhere you look, that “cliché” is right on. This year, though, just like in years past, shopping should come with a warning label. … [Read more...]

Protecting the Keys to Your Kingdom

If you were asked to give all your company’s money, data, and details about your employees to a stranger on the street who will watch over it for you…would you? Seems crazy. That’s a lot of very important information you’ve just been asked to simply hand to someone. Here’s the thing. You’re probably already doing this (in a very roundabout way). What I’m talking about specifically relates to third-party vendors. Today, many companies depend on third-party vendors to collect, store, and process … [Read more...]