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One on one cyber chat

Messaging, either via the Internet or through good, ol’ SMSs, is today’s go-to communication method. Younger generations – from Y to Z – would rather text than call someone at any time of day and night (myself included). Employees in companies of all types and sizes are heavily using instant messaging apps as well.

Earlier this year, our Trend Micro researchers reported on this dangerous trend, noting that Facebook Messenger and others had also been leveraged in a similar way.Whether you’re shopping online for gifts for your dad or grad, spending more time with family now that kids are out of school, taking a summer vacation or gathering with friends, it’s important to keep safe online practices in mind.June is also LGBT Pride Month, a good time to think about the unique challenges LGBTQ individuals face when interacting with technology.At the same time, however, these online criminals also work hard to target the most profitable victims, requiring them to strike a complex balance that is very difficult, but not impossible.Recently, a frightening trend has emerged where cyber criminals poach the capabilities of legitimate message apps in order to carry out their malicious activities.: you would report a user for this in instances where you're receiving abusive or harassing messages from a user.

Once you report the user you’ll have the option to keep or remove the chat from your conversation list.

Space is limited so reserve your booth by May 3, 2017!

The SANS Cyber Talent Fair provides your company with an excellent opportunity to interact with and advertise job vacancies to the cybersecurity industry.

Just as enterprise employees leverage unified communications and other platforms to foster connections and collaboration, so too do hackers require platforms to support their nefarious activities.

As many cyber criminals treat these processes as a job, it's not surprising that they'd find their own ways to communicate with others in the hacker realm.

It's a unique opportunity to learn more about current opportunities and interact on a one-on-one basis with leading employers in cybersecurity.