How To Prevent Your Small Business From Getting Caught Phishing
For example, a phishing email may be sent to the finance department in a business from the Managing Director asking them to transfer money to a new account. The email is in fact from a hacker but staged to look like the Managing Director, and due to their seniority, the finance department will often send the money without questioning it. This then goes straight into the hackers account and the scam is complete.
As phishing attacks are becoming harder to detect, no one is safe from being the target of an attack. Businesses can prepare for a cyber attack by having a cyber resilience plan in place for email:
- Implement a cloud-based email security system that scans and detects fraudulent emails, spam, viruses and ransomware.
- Engage your whole workforce on the importance of cyber resilience. This should start at board level with members understanding the potential damage of a cyber-attack.
- Prepare all members of the organisation and offer regular cyber training and reviews.