We've all received them, emails from a seemingly trusted source like a bank or delivery company claiming there was some type of issue or another requiring you to offer up some personal information or click on a link or button to help clear the issue up. This is a common form of security attack call a phishing or spear phishing scam.
As October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), to help support cyber security awareness, the SANS Institute (www.sans.org) has posted the five minute online security awareness video "Email and Instant Messaging" covering the risks of using these technologies (including phishing scams, infected attachments, and drive-by downloads), and the steps you can take to protect yourself. This video will be available through October 15th when a new video will replace it.
Please take the time to view this informative video.