Did you know that 75% of small to medium sized business have suffered a cyber-attack? Sadly, many businesses fall victim to a Phishing scam every day which can cost thousands. We have worked with so many business owners who, as well as finding it hard to spot whether an email is genuine, share with us that they also struggled with how to train their staff in spotting a fake email. They often approach us because they do not have the right technology or skills in place to protect their business from cyber-attack.
Cyber-crime prevention works in a similar way to protecting your home – measures such as shutting windows, locking doors and installing alarms deters would-be intruders. Installing basic controls within your IT environment deters attackers who will instead move on to easier unprotected targets.
Would you and your employees know how to spot a fake email?
Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send an email that appears to be from a legitimate company asking you to provide sensitive information or to click on a malicious link. It is a way that hackers con you into providing personal or sensitive information. Once a link is clicked you may be directed to a fake website which may install malware to download viruses, steal passwords and other sensitive data. Employees can easily miss a vital clue such as only a small change that isn’t always immediately obvious. Companies and individuals are often targeted by cyber criminals via emails designed to look like they came from a legitimate source.
- A genuine email shouldn’t ask you to send sensitive information over email
- A genuine email will usually call you by your name rather than a generic term
- An authentic email won’t have a lot of grammatical errors
- An authentic email comes from a proper domain name
- An authentic email won’t rush you into taking immediate action
Security needn’t be expensive – it should be appropriate, provide big gains in risk reductions and be easy for staff to operate. A comprehensive security awareness program for employees will train staff on a variety of IT, security, and other business-related topics. These include how to avoid phishing and other types of social engineering cyber-attacks, spot potential malware behaviours, report possible security threats, follow company IT policies and best practices.
Our Spoof Email Training is an education process that teaches employees about cybersecurity, IT best practices, and even regulatory compliance.
The security measures put in place by Brash provide instant security to both businesses and employees. That’s why we’ve created a free download on “The Top 5 Tips on how to Spot a Fake Email”
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