Did you know that 95% of successful cyberattacks begin with a phishing scam?
“Phishing” is an umbrella term used to describe an email scam where the sender tries to trick you into handing over valuable information such as account credentials, banking information, social security numbers, or other sensitive data.
The email will appear to come from a trusted entity like Google, Dropbox, PayPal, your bank, or even a form of law enforcement. In many cases the email will direct you to click a web link where you will enter your credentials. This web page, of course, is a fake, and will deliver whatever you enter directly to the scammer.
Your absolute best defense when it comes to phishing scams is to educate your staff by way of a formal Security Awareness Training program; your employees are your weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, and it's incumbent upon your organization to provide them with the tools they need to stay out of harm's way.
If you'd like some help with implementing a training program at your organization, shoot us a note and we can figure out if we'd be a good fit to help!
In the meantime, we've put together the infographic below to help your team identify potential scam emails, and to keep your mission-critical data out of the wrong hands. Feel free to print and post it on your office refrigerator, and to share it with anyone you think would benefit!