Cybersecurity needs to be a priority to any business that wants to continue their operations in the long-term. One threat that is very common today is the phishing attack.
In 2018, there was an increase in the prevalence of phishing attacks by 269 percent when compared to their prevalence in 2017. In addition, a full 32 percent of reported data breaches that year featured phishing to some extent. United States businesses may have had cause for the most concern, as nearly 86 percent of phishing attacks targeted American companies.
With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month well underway, it’s high time to pay attention to some of its lessons. These lessons effectively boil down to pretty basic practices that any user should cultivate into habits. Naturally, this includes some anti-phishing tactics.
Remember, you also have another knowledgeable resource to lean on for advice – we’re always available to assist you and your team. For instance, try implementing these best practices in your processes now to avoid phishing:
The right answer is “neither,” as in “neither A-C-L-M-I-N or G-R-N-A-I-L actually say what they appear to say at first.” Therefore, they are most likely traps.
Sure, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but hackers and cybercriminals don’t go into hibernation for the rest of the year. You should be sure that you’re just as secure for every one of the other 264 days as well. TechPulse can help – reach out to us at 1-800-656-3144 to learn more.