With so many threats in business, it doesn’t take much to fall victim to a cyberattack or a scam. Understanding the dangers out there is the first step in enacting a cybersecurity process that can keep your users and your business safe. Let’s take a look at how to build one in this month’s newsletter.
When looking to put in place a comprehensive network security strategy, you have to first look at the threats your business faces online. At one point, you just needed an antivirus, firewall, and a routine to update the software you use, and it would work to keep unwanted entities off your network and out of your information systems. Today’s threats are a little more sneaky.
Today, the prevalent form of attack is the phishing scam. Instead of trying to find vulnerabilities in the computing network itself, now most hackers look to users to be the vulnerable parties. The phishing scam is a form of social engineering attack where people are targeted to unwittingly provide authorization (or at least enough information) to gain access. When it is successful, it can be potentially devastating.
With quite literally billions of phishing attacks sent out each year, it’s only a matter of time before your employees come into contact with one. As we mentioned earlier, your business’ security is stronger now than it has ever been, so chances are, if you are ever going to deal with a cyberattack, it will come through a successful phishing attack. This means that you have to come up with a plan to train your employees on how to identify a phishing message and what to do with the message once they've identified it as phishing.
Here is a three part strategy that you should use when coming up with your own cybersecurity training strategy for your business.
If you need help coming up with a thorough cybersecurity plan for your business, look no further than the IT experts at Attend IT Limited. Give us a call today at 020 8626 4485 to learn more.
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