MORE THAN JUST EMAILS
Email, mobile, social media and even phone calls – today’s phishing attacks come in many forms and across multiple channels. Perpetrators exploit good intentions and the urgency to act in the interest of the victims or those they care for.
Phishing attacks do not discriminate on the size or type of business, be it a mass campaign or targeted attack. The knock-on effect can come in the form of income, credibility and business reputation.
PHISHING ATTACKS DON’T JUST HOOK THE GULLIBLE
In 2021, Microsoft co-sponsored the “Gone Phishing Tournament”. This delivered a phishing scenario that mirrored real everyday events that end-users face. The study uncovered that 1 in 5 employees clicked the phishing link. While this was a simulation to serve the purpose of the study, a real-world scenario would lead to more serious implications. Including downloading malware and rendering the systems more vulnerable to hackers.
With criminal tactics that are evolving with more ingenuity, even the most astute in the workplace may fall victim to their ploy. One of the most powerful ways to protect your organisation from phishing attacks is to ensure your team stays aware, alert and protected.
PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SYNERGY
The vast resources available to help protect your business from phishing attacks can be bewildering. METCLOUD works with organisations to distill the relevant resources that fit with the needs and culture of business.
Find out more about how METCLOUD mitigates the risks of phishing attacks with these services.