Portfolio Marketing Manager
Don’t Let the Padlock Fool You! You May Not Be Safe
I took an informal poll of my non-industry friends on Facebook about the padlock in the address bar and what it meant to them. I either got “I don’t know,” or a variation of “it means that the website I’m visiting is secure” or “it’s why there is an ‘S’ in https.” Unfortunately, we’ve been led to falsely believe the padlock, or the “s” in https, means we are at a valid, legitimate site, and any communication with that website is secure. However, that is not entirely accurate. The padlock icon (or the word “Secure” or sometimes the organization name) along... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Think before you click – preventing tax scammer attacks
Most of us look at our payslips and bemoan the amount the government takes from our wages, but we also understand that the money helps fund public services. So imagine receiving an email from a government tax collector informing you that you’re entitled to a tax refund – or that you haven’t paid enough and need to do so immediately to avoid legal action. Either will likely elicit a dramatic response, and you might not stop to think before replying. Fraudsters can use predictable responses to their advantage in phishing scams that hack personal and payment information. As the UK deadline... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Cryptocurrency users falling prey to phishing schemes
Once upon a time, a phishing email would nearly always impersonate a financial organization, would be poorly written and easily recognizable. Today, there are many ways that phishers can target organizations, employees and consumers – and multiple avenues that they take to do so. As society becomes increasingly dependent on online processes, phishers become more innovative in capitalizing on those practices. Case in point? Cryptophishing, a new form of online phishing that has surfaced with the advent of cryptocurrency in online financial practices. We’ll delve into this, but first, let’s review some background on cryptocurrency. What Is cryptocurrency? As of this... Read More

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Alison Simpson
With more than 14 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More