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Working from home is not going anywhere. In fact, research shows that post-pandemic 42% of employees who worked strictly from a company-based location will not return to the office. Do you know how this will impact your business? Learn more about the tools needed to protect your client data and improve employee productivity.
Check out the latest happenings in the world of IT from our Locknet® experts. In this issue, we highlight some topics your organization should be aware of to minimize risks. Specifically, mitigating insider threats to your security and the risks of hanging on to legacy data.
As part of the monthlong campaign for Cybersecurity Awareness Month from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), this week, we're focusing on the theme: Phight the Phish. The goal: empowering you to spot and thwart phishing attempts to prevent attacks on your network, including ransomware and other malware.
Phishing attacks are a form of social engineering, which means a cybercriminal leverages human interaction to gain access to data or your network. Read on to learn how to identify and avoid a phishing attack.
Phishing attacks can be incredibly sophisticated, and often can trick an unsuspecting network user into giving away critical information or access to your accounts or computer system. So, what is a phishing attack and how can you spot one?
Phighting the Phish means identifying potential phishing attacks before you fall victim. It's tricky and requires an immense amount of diligence. That's because attackers have become adept at making themselves seem legitimate—so that victims don't suspect a thing. They do this by posing as a trusted organization, a coworker, a representative of a company, or even a member of your organization's leadership team. Often they will use email and a hyperlink to a malicious website to gather data they need to access financials, drain accounts or gain access to your network. Attackers also often take advantage of emerging situations such as natural disasters, health crises, economic concerns, charitable giving opportunities, elections, holidays, and other events as a springboard for their attack. All it takes is an unsuspecting user to click a link, and your network data could be compromised. In the business world, this can be devastating, but it can also be harmful to individuals who inadvertently give criminals access to their financials.
There are many red flags that could help you and your employees identify phishing attacks before they become a victim. Here's what to watch for.
The best way to Phight the Phish is to never become a victim—and that starts by working with local experts in the cybersecurity space. Locknet® Managed IT offers a wide variety of strategies to help protect you and your organization from phishing attacks. With the right cybersecurity partner in place, your staff can have the regular training they need to identify phishing attempts, and your network can have the tech tools and anti-phishing features to shore up your protection against malicious actors.
Contact us to learn more about our full slate of network security solutions: from full-service protection to a la carte services. We can customize network security to fit your business's cybersecurity needs.