John Iannarelli

FBI John Iannarelli is a former FBI Special Agent, keynote speaker, author, consultant, and national television news contributor. He speaks on topics to keep people and businesses safe in the cyber and physical worlds, sharing behind-the-scenes FBI stories while incorporating his unique sense of humor.

How Do Spear Phishing Attacks Differ from Standard Phishing Attacks?

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What sets spear phishing apart from standard phishing? It’s targeted precision. Unlike the broad approach of standard phishing, spear phishing zooms in with emails that are customized using personal data to trick specific victims. Unpacking the key differences between spear phishing and regular phishing, this article highlights why grasping these distinctions is crucial for protecting […]

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Shielding Your ATMs: A Holistic Approach to ATM Security

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How can you ensure that your ATMs are shielded from criminals? Navigating the maze of ATM security can feel daunting, with risks like skimming and data breaches at every turn. This guide demystifies the most common security threats to your ATMs and arms you with practical tools to maintain robust protection of your business and

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Top 14 Types of Phishing Attacks and How to Protect Yourself

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Cybercriminals are constantly devising new phishing scams. You need clear, actionable information to defend you and your business against the different types of phishing. This article unpacks the threats you face, from email phishing to more targeted infiltrations like spear phishing and whaling. Navigate this guide to learn to spot, avoid, and react to these

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Whaling Attacks: Social Engineering Targeting Senior Officials

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What type of social engineering targets senior officials? Whaling attacks are the critical threat they face, leveraging deception to access sensitive corporate assets. Discover how these attacks work, the tactics they use, and strategies to protect the upper echelons of business. Key Takeaways Understanding Whaling Attacks Whaling attacks are not your run-of-the-mill cyber attacks. They

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What is Cyber Kidnapping? The Rise of a Frightening Digital Crime Wave

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Cyber kidnapping is a digital deception involving fake claims of abductions to extract a ransom. This crime targets diverse groups, from the wealthy to unsuspecting students. Discover the tactics of these digital predators, learn who’s at risk, and arm yourself with prevention and survival strategies in our in-depth exploration. Key Takeaways The Mechanics of Cyber

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What is Ransomware? A Guide to Prevention and Response

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Imagine you’re in the middle of an important project, and suddenly, your computer screen goes blank. A message pops up demanding an exorbitant payment in cryptocurrency to unlock your most personal and critical files. This is not a scene from a thriller movie; it’s a real-life scenario of a ransomware attack. Read this guide to

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Training Employees on Cybersecurity: An Essential Guide

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Imagine this: you’re in a room with your organization’s most important asset. It’s not the CEO or the state-of-the-art server room – it’s your employees. In the ever-intensifying world of cyber threats, each employee, with their emails and internet browsing, holds the keys to the kingdom. Training employees on cybersecurity is crucial. Cyberspace is a

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Swatting: The Next Generation of Cybercrime?

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On Christmas Day 2023, two Republican lawmakers fell victim to a rising crime called swatting, a prank that aims to send SWAT units to a person’s home. Both Congressman Brandon Williams (R-NY) and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) were targeted. However, it’s not just politicians who are targeted; ordinary citizens are also victims of this

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