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[ CyberSecurity Awareness Series] The VEC Scam

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Bob heaved a sigh of relief after he saw the mail. The payment had been processed and he had immediately received the payment confirmation from the vendor. It was the end of the month and he wanted no non-compliance on the part of his company towards payments of dues. In fact, Bob had looped in the finance department in the emails to ensure payment was processed immediately by the department post validation of invoice.

The next day, he receives a call from one of his vendors, IAMVendor, to settle down the dues for this month. Bob tells them that the payment had already been made and in fact, IAMVendor had also sent them the payment confirmation message. In order to avoid any confusion, Bob decides to send them the payment confirmation as well as the invoice sent by them. The next day, Bob receives emails from other vendors too, asking for details as to when the payments will be processed. Bob calls up his finance department and asks them to check with their bank as to why has the pay…

[ Cybersecurity Awareness Series ] The Three Little Pigs

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Once upon a time, there were three little pigs. Over time, the little pigs educated themselves. They came back to meet their mother before they went ahead and opened their new companies. Mother told them " Whatever you do, do it the best that you can because that's the way to get along in the world.”

For the sake of simplicity, let’s name the three pigs - Harry, Ron and Sean. All three of them had different interests and hence went ahead to open up their companies in different sectors. All of them remembered what their mother told them - “Whatever you do, do it the best.” All three of them had brilliant ideas for their new startups. As they floated new ideas in the market and got a lot of VCs to support them,  but it also turned a lot of bad eyes towards them. One of them was the hacking group, “Bad Wolf” comprising of just 1 bad wolf at the moment.

Harry had a new innovative idea of connecting doctors with patients. His mobile app collected the patient’s health information,…

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019

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October is here and that means it’s time to celebrate the cybersecurity awareness month. While the celebrations may last a month, it's important for us to follow basic cyber hygiene practices all the time of the year. Every year, millions of people are affected in some form or the other through cyber frauds, data breaches, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, phishing and much more. While we cannot say no to using the digital means in our day to day lives, we can surely, as the saying goes “look before we leap” or in this case “look before we click.”

At mayurpahwa.com too, it’s time to celebrate the cybersecurity awareness and spread the message across the globe. Every individual should have access to the resources to make themselves safe and secure online. With this aim in mind, during the month, I would be putting up :
10 cybersecurity awareness fiction stories focussing on various themes such as social engineering, phishing, cyberbullying, frauds, data breaches etc.Free InfoSec poster…