Email is a key communication tool in business.
We all know someone with an exploding or overloaded inbox! An average office worker receives 121 emails and sends about 40 each day so it is easy to understand why this is a key method for attackers to infiltrate systems and take over credentials.
Fraudulently obtaining security information such as usernames and passwords, through phishing scams is the fastest rising online crime method.
Phishing is a cyber-crime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personal information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.
At Outsource we understand the importance of having a multi-layered defence mechanism to provide maximum protection from cyber-attack. Our multi-layered approach to data security is proactively updated, continually monitored and has a variety of alerts in place to allow for any necessary response.
However, we are aware that ransomware attacks continue to rise in frequency, impact and intensity. These attacks can infiltrate an organisations infrastructure and encrypt their data simply by an employee clicking on a malicious link which they believed to be genuine. It is a misfortunate incident that can have major consequences on any business or organisation.
Regardless of the size or type of your business it is important to understand why you and your staff might be vulnerable to a cyber-attack, and how to respond should an issue arise.
Educate your team, make sure your staff know what to look for and what to do if they receive a suspicious email. Produce user security policies covering acceptable and secure use of your systems, include in staff training and maintain awareness.
Be safe not sorry.
If you are unsure about an email, stop and think – do not open it or click on any links.