Protecting Yourself from Phishing Attacks

Have you wondered how to protect your company from phishing attacks?

Phishing has been a problem since before the term first appeared in an internet newsgroup in 1996. Since then, internet criminals have grown increasingly more sophisticated.

These widespread requests for information might ask users to verify accounts or confirm billing information. Their purpose: to gain sensitive passwords, credit card numbers, or bank account details.

Or they may come in the form of a domain that mimics a legitimate sight. While misspellings, poor graphics, and an unfamiliar URL might give them away, it’s still easy to be fooled.

And then there is spear-phishing. This type of attack is targeted at a specific user. It holds enough personalized content—perhaps from info, you posted on social media—to make it appear to come from a reputable source.

It’s critical to keep cybersecurity top-of-mind and provide consistent education for your team. Be alert for suspicious URLs. Do not click on links without verifying the authenticity of the sender. Do not give out confidential or personal financial information!

As always, contact Premier IT with questions about cybersecurity for your organization. We’re happy to share best practices to prevent network security issues.


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