Phish me up Scotty!

Australian outfit Rainmaker has produced a series of shows called “The Decision Makers”, looking at the most pressing IT security issues concerning the financial services industry.

The latest star of one of these five minute films is our very own Paul Ducklin, who talks about the problem of scammers stealing personal identifying information via phishing attacks.

Although the target market of the site is financial institutions, the questions Duck deals with are mainly around how to help consumers understand:

  1. Phishing – what and why?
  2. Phishers – who and what else do they do?
  3. Online users – how can they resist being phished?
  4. Law enforcement – what can be done to nobble the phishers?

Watch Paul Ducklin on Decision Makers

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So, you may find the video useful for helping raise awareness about the phishing threat around your organisation.

However, if you’re totally clued-up about all things phishing you can still enjoy the video for the bizarre Star Trek-style dematerialization effect that happens to Duck and his interviewer at the end of every question.


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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