Phishing is a common and widely used form of cyber attack with the intent to steal, damage and encrypt user data. This form of cyber attack usually happens through email communication where the cyber attacker attempts to trick a user into clicking on an infected link that will download malware onto their device. Once the malware has been released, the attacker is now able to access all of the user’s data.
Since the pandemic, the world has had to adapt in more ways than one especially when it comes to technology and working outside the ‘normal’ office environment. It is crucial for businesses to stay on top of their cyber security procedures and protocols to limit data breaches and vulnerabilities that could put them at risk of cyber attacks.
Businesses are responding to the latest vulnerabilities in their email and website security by investing in employee training. Businesses are continuously becoming victims of phishing emails through poor judgment by their employees and the lack of training to have the ability to recognise these malicious emails. In fact, phishing emails and poor website security are amongst some of the biggest sources of cyber attacks.
Christmas is a time where many of us wind down and take time away to spend with the nearest and dearest. However, this is also a time where cyber attackers plan their next attacks on organisations, taking advantage of people being away from work and leaving their businesses unmanned.
Ever since COVID-19, there has been a significant shift in how businesses are operating. Majority of the global workforce is still continuing to work from home – a trend that is likely to stay for quite some time. One of the most popular ways that businesses are staying in touch with one another is through email. This has posed several cyber security risks that all businesses are a potential target of.
One of the most common communication methods amongst businesses is through email. However like with most things, emails come with their own vulnerabilities and security problems. A lot of businesses will have a low security email system in order to receive emails from new and existing clients. A high security email system poses the issue of not receiving all emails which can be disruptive and inefficient in a work environment. This is why it is important to understand how to recognise fraudulent and ‘phishing’ emails and the best practises on staying safe whilst communicating through emails.