Email is the preferred form of communication for most businesses. One of the biggest threats to your inbox is phishing scams. In the past year, over 80% of businesses around the world have seen an increase in email phishing attacks.
Instead of leaving your business vulnerable to this common cyberattack, you need to take action. Choosing Secure Networks as your managed IT provider is the first step in protecting your inbox.
Below, we will discuss email phishing threats and how a managed IT provider can help mitigate the risks posed by these attacks.
Email Attacks Come in Many Forms
Opening emails is something most business owners and employees do regularly without much thought. Inexperienced employees won’t think twice about clicking a link in a suspicious email. When this happens, your entire network will be put in jeopardy.
The email attacks perpetrated by cybercriminals are getting more complex. Knowing about the various types of email attacks is the first step in protecting your business.
MALWARE CAUSES DAMAGE TO TECHNICAL ASSETS
Software developed for the sole purpose of compromising a company’s technical assets is referred to as malware. When successfully deployed, malware can gain access to remote systems, steal data and disrupt operations. This dangerous software can be contained in either URLs or email attachments.
BEWARE OF EMAIL PHISHING SCAMS
Phishing attacks are designed to trick a person into wiring money or disclosing sensitive information. Sending a message from a seemingly trustworthy email address is the first step in this phishing attack. The body of these emails usually contains false claims that make the reader feel that they are in danger.
IMPERSONATION ATTACKS ARE COMMON
Cybercriminals will often pretend to be a trusted organization or service during an email-based attack. The email addresses these criminals use are very similar to trusted addresses. If the cybercriminal can gain the trust of the employee they’ve emailed, getting them to click on a link or download an attachment will be much easier. This type of attack is generally used in conjunction with a phishing scam.
If you want to stop these attacks, then it is time to download your Essential Cybersecurity Toolkit.
Make Phishing Training Part of Your Long-Term IT Strategy
It goes without saying that email phishing scams are here to stay. The success rate of these scams is quite high, which is why cybercriminals consistently use them on unsuspecting victims. If you want to lower the risk of falling victim to these scams, you have to realize the importance of phishing training for your employees.
With this training, you can do things like:
- Develop a strong security business culture
- Teach employees how to spot phishing scams
- Identify at-risk employees
- Meet compliance standards
In most cases, this training will need to take place once a year. Many businesses are starting to incorporate phishing training into their employee onboarding process. This is because it provides new employees with advanced knowledge of what email phishing scams are and how to avoid them.
Are you ready to provide your employees with cybersecurity training? If so, check out the training services offered by Secure Networks.
Mitigate the Risk of Phishing Attacks
Waiting until you fall victim to an email phishing attack to take action is a bad idea. These attacks can lead to the sensitive information on your network being stolen. This is why you must find a way to stay one step ahead of these attacks.
The most effective way to accomplish this is by taking advantage of the best-in-class services offered by Secure Networks. The advanced threat detection included in these best-in-class services can help you lower the risk of receiving phishing emails.
We also offer phishing simulation reports that provide details about how well your employees handled being presented with a phishing scam. Using this information can help you see if an employee needs additional training to avoid falling victim to email phishing attacks in the future.
Companies that provide adequate phishing training to their employees tend to see a reduction in the number of IT problems they encounter. The fewer security issues you have to address, the easier it will be to keep your IT costs manageable.
Managed IT Providers Can Protect Your Business
There is no denying the importance of good cybersecurity. Keeping the sensitive information on your network safe will require proper training and the help of a managed IT provider.
If you want to get a glimpse of how secure your network is, take advantage of our free cybersecurity scan. The results from this scan can help you figure out where network vulnerabilities exist. With our help, you can address these vulnerabilities the right way.