SAS 70

Oct 6 2008   3:26PM GMT

Escalate, Escalate, ESCALATE! if you have been phishing! – SAS70

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

Wachovia Bank has sent you an email stating that your account has been compromised and that you must click the link and enter your username and password. STOP!!! This is phishing. Phishing usually takes the form of illegimate email that looks real! But it is only pretending to be your authorized vendor requesting information. A SAS 70 auditor will require you to have an escalation policy in to assist in preventing unauthorized access to company information assets. Your companies escalation policy should include:

·          Procedures which inform whom you should contact should such an event occur

·          In addition, many companies will want you to report the link or forward the entire email to their corporate security administrator


Be sure your authentication policy for your approved users is strong. It should require username and passwords and other secondary authentication mechanisms which are not easily guessed or used frequently. Have you been phished lately?

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