Remote Working - Beware of Email Phishing!


Working from home is a strategy often spoken about but not practiced. The Coronavirus has shocked many firms and forced them into a plan for which they were unprepared.

Some light tips to keep in mind are below:

Users:

  • Phishing is a global email strategy used to trick users into selecting links on the email message.

  • There are two types of Phishing strategies:

  • Spear Phishing - When the hacker targets an email to a specific person or job title.

  • Phishing - A global send, not to target a specific person.

  • Do not click on any email that is suspicious and/or contains the following:

  • Dates are incorrect.

  • Gaps and spaces in the subject or in the body of the email.

  • Look for misspellings.

Companies:

  • Ensure Data Loss Prevention Tools are prevalent.

  • Have Security Awareness training for users.

  • Measure the effectiveness of the Security Awareness training!


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