To kick start the campaign, we will be talking about one of the more common threats that strike businesses internally. In recent years Phishing has grown to become an all too real cyber threat for businesses.
Kaspersky’s recent global survey of more than 4000 companies, revealed that 37% of businesses have experienced at least one phishing attack, this is higher than threats such as DDoS attacks or ransomware.
Phishing attacks from fraudsters strike at the heart of business systems and appear in the form of emails, phone calls and fake websites. Unsuspecting users may click a link and in doing so unleash a programme onto their desktop that searches for personal details and files, with the objective of gaining access to the users bank accounts.
How to prevent it:
The steps to avoiding phishing attacks are simple to follow.
Firstly, never open e-mails that you deem suspicious, especially if sent from an unknown contact.
Check the tell-tale signs. Most phishing e-mails have a credible exterior. However, some attackers leave traces that unmask the site.
For example, in official companies, teams are dedicated to making sure even simple e-mails to customers are grammatically perfect. However, in cybercrime lack of this expertise often exposes attackers, resulting in mistakes in spelling or grammar. Other fraudsters are slicker and may be almost impossible to detect.
Together with valued partner Kaspersky, Systech help protect businesses against these form of threats.
In third party testing Kaspersky recently achieved almost 100% threat detection success, higher than all their competitors. Accordingly, Systech use, install and recommend Kaspersky as the product of choice in the fight against the ever-present threat cyber attackers pose to your business.