It’s easy to assume that, as businesses, we are safe from phishing attacks.
Look carefully at spelling and domain
Many (but not all) phishing emails contain errors, spelling mistakes, and poor English. They may also come from a personal rather than a business domain, so 'hotmail.com and 'gmail.com' ddresses rather than a website address. It may seem like something that you would pick up on automatically but when you and your team are busy, it’s easy not to take a moment to consider the emails that hit your
Don’t click on unverified links
Often scammers will include a link in an email with the destination disguised through a button. These are often a gateway to malware, like viruses or spyware. By hovering over a suspicious link with the mouse, your team can identify its source. And
Think twice when considering urgent requests
The most persuasive scammers will add a sense of urgency to their requests. They may even claim to be from an IT helpdesk and say that they require information or access to your files to prevent a scam or virus. If someone you don’t know is asking you to do something with an extreme sense of urgency, always take some time to consider why. And never provide access to data or sensitive information you don’t feel comfortable with.
Make sure you have the right security tools and training in
One of the best defences in the fight against phishing is awareness. Taking the time to train staff and ensuring they understand internal security procedures and best practice is an investment in the security of your company.
Phishing strategies are evolving constantly and so must your approach to this very real security threat. By staying up to date with the latest scams, strategies, and defence tools you can help your company to stay one step ahead of this destructive industry.
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