Don’t get caught out by Phishing attacks
By David Hone, Security Specialist, Netutils
Views expressed in this post are original thoughts posted by David Hone. These views are his own and in no way do they represent the views of the company.
So part 2 is really pretty simple. Some tips on how to avoid becoming the latest headline grabbing victim of a Phishing attack. Phishing attacks can emulate from many different sources such as email, web and even phone calls. Typically phishing perpetrators are after one thing – your personal and/or corporate data.
Phishing attacks are getting ever more sophisticated from email and telephone scams to text scams and dodgy links on websites. However it is generally accepted that by far the greatest risk to the security of your corporate data are your employees themselves who may unwittingly and easily fall victim to phishing attacks.
According to industry figures 60% of UK office workers receive a Phishing email at least once a day.
This is where end user training is key. However this training needs to make a real difference. Hackers and scammers are ever more inventive so organisations cannot simply rely on a single awareness session for their staff in the hope that that will be enough to counteract the problem. Although phishing attacks follow a similar pattern the mechanisms for send will often change and staff will need to be made aware of these changes on a regular basis or any training deployed will only be effective until the next phishing attack in unleashed.
Check out PhishAware for an example of dynamic and proactive user security training. You could also take a peek at our phishing blog here for some more thoughts.
If you have any concerns about the impact of Phishing in your business then do please contact a solutions expert from our team on:
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