In our third episode of Can I Be Phished? we welcome Shawn Tuma, a data privacy and cyber security lawyer at Spencer Fane law firm in Houston, Texas. Shawn helps me unbox another phishing message that is offering something enticing from the World Health Organization.
NOTE: Due to the visual nature of the phishing email analysis, the video version provides the best experience. However, I explain the key details of what I’m seeing for audio listeners.
The Click Armor Phishing Checklist
In each episode, we’ll use our basic phishing checklist to analyze a different phishing message, so you can learn the clues about what to look for, to avoid becoming a victim. Here’s the basic Checklist:
1) Gut Feel Garbage
2) Sender Sanity
3) Link Elusiveness
4) Body Believability
The best way to use the checklist is to try to disqualify a message with each check. If you haven’t thrown out the message by the time you’re finished step 4, it’s not a guarantee that the message is safe. So, if you still aren’t sure, you should ask for help from an IT support person.
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Special Guest for Episode #2: Shawn Tuma
After analyzing the phising message, Shawn shares his experiences with ransomware cases and has some great insights on cyber insurance.
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