What Is Vishing?

Vishing (or “voice phishing”) is a type of social engineering scam where an attacker tries to trick their target into surrendering sensitive data over the phone.  As with other social engineering attacks, these phone phishing scams prey upon human emotions—attackers often create false scenarios that cause panic (e.g., security alerts) or desire (e…

What Is Spear Phishing?

Spear phishing is a form of cyber attack targeted at a particular person or small set of individuals. In these scams, bad actors research their chosen targets and attempt to convince them to surrender sensitive data or financial information. Spear phishing attacks may also aim to infect user devices with malware, allowing attackers to steal the…

What is Phishing?

In today’s increasingly digital environment, employees and contractors can sign into workplace applications and systems from anywhere with a simple set of credentials. And while this might make things easier for employees and contractors alike, it also puts organisations at heightened risk of a specific form of cybercrime: phishing. Designed to…

What is ADFS?

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is a Single Sign-On (SSO) solution created by Microsoft. As a component of Windows Server operating systems, it provides users with authenticated access to applications that are not capable of using Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) through Active Directory (AD). Developed to provide flexibility,…