One of the occupational hazards of being a brand journalist is scaring the crap out of yourself with your own reporting. Here's what I mean:

After we produced a Disaster Preparedness Month package for Staples, I freaked myself out and created a hazardous weather plan for our tiny office.

Upon completing a Philips Lifeline infographic on all the stuff that happens if we fall and don't get up quickly, I had "the talk" with my mother-in-law about getting a medical alert device.

And last week, after filing this post for the Mimecast blog, my business partner, bookkeeper and I started using two-factor verification and end-to-end encrypted communications for making financial requests. It's worth a read, whether you're part of a large company or a small agency like mine.


It’s Your Business: Email Wire Transfer Fraud

In March 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice charged a Lithuanian national with bilking two American tech companies out of $100 million, which they willingly wired to offshore bank accounts. He faked up invoices and contracts that looked so realistic the victims easily accepted them.

“It can’t happen here.”

That’s what many professionals think when they see those headlines screaming about the latest business email wire transfer scheme.

“We’re too smart to fall for that.”

You are smart. But you’re still susceptible to email wire transfer scams. Read more...