Spam Emails and Phishing 

 Spam Emails and Phishing 

One of the ways malware can infect business networks is by the use of email phishing. Phishing can be a form of Spam Emails.  Statistic shows that the average cost of a data breach is $3.86m. Phishing accounts for 90% of all data breaches. To help protect your organization from such attacks, follow these steps: 

 

1.Add Layered Email Security- The attacker’s main objective is to be able to get into your system and steal sensitive data. Hackers  gain access by sending fraudulent emails with the hope that you click on a hyperlink or attachment, on which contains a malware that can get ahold of important information, or render the device unusable, unless a ransom is paid. Having an added layer of security, that can detect and block such dangerous emails coming in would help prevent unwanted clicks.  

 2.  Be Visible in Social Media or any Channels You Don’t Own- Social media is a necessity for business. Its a way for businesses to communicate with their audience, update and promote new products, and gain new customers. It is also an entry for cybercriminals to create bogus pages under your brand and nameand to solicit sensitive information from your customers and steal identity or financials. Creating and be able to control your own online presence will bring awareness of such actions. It’s hard to detect or monitor bogus communication on digital channels that aren’t controlled, much less protected, by your traditional security infrastructure. 

 3. Security Awareness Training for Employees- Training users to identify and report suspicious emails immediately will help prevent a catastrophe. Phishing simulations- fake email attacks launched by your security team is a good way to identify users most vulnerable to attack. Once you identify those users, you can reduce their risk through training, Tighter security controls, and Monitoring more closely for signs of account compromise.