Available for Interviews: Paul Tracey
Paul Tracey is the Founder & CEO of Innovative Technologies, a Managed Security Service Provider in New York, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm.
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- QR codes can be extremely dangerous if we are not vigilant about checking where they resolve to.
- QR codes can and are used repeatedly at every stage of attacks. They have proven to be quite effective with phishing attacks.
- In instances where QR codes are used for payments, an attacker can simply replace the existing QR code that changes the payment from one dollar to one hundred dollars.
- Protecting against malicious QR codes at all costs is fairly simple—simply don’t scan them. This advice, however, can often be impractical.
- If scanning a QR code, you should inspect it for any tampering and try doing a google search to verify the QR page.
- If a QR code is obviously a sticker, question it. In a restaurant, ask the staff to clarify its use. If the code is on an ad, simply search for the page online.
- Ideally, you should view what the QR code resolves before going to the page. Some phones automatically do this; the default iPhone camera app creates a notification that displays the link text, inviting the user to click on it.
Interview: Paul Tracey
Paul Tracey is the Founder and CEO of Innovative Technologies, a Managed Security Service Provider in New York, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm.
After nearly a successful decade in business, Innovative Technologies continues to help clients ensure they have security and compliance procedures in place and well-trained staff. They have earned a reputation as a leading managed security services provider (MSSP) in upstate New York.
Tracey has been featured in MSP Success Magazine and on the Success Spotlight podcast and also runs an MSSP dedicated to helping small and medium-size businesses protect their reputation, money, and customers from cybercriminals.
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