Phishing, no we’re not talking about the more commonly used ‘fishing’ defining the enjoyable and often peaceful sport of reeling in salmon for Sunday’s feast, but phishing is a word used to describe the malicious attempt of an attacker, either an individual or organization, tricking or luring a victim by sending a deceitful message or email with the goal of obtaining sensitive information about that victim or their business.
Cyber criminals succeed at this by having their victim willfully reveal personal/corporate private details (because the victim is led to believe there is a reward involved) or it could be as simple as the victim clicking on a misleading link, which in turn gives the attacker the ability to deploy malicious software on the victim’s infrastructure to pull sensitive information.
So what does this mean for your business and what are the risks involved?
Your employees are frequently exposed to sophisticated phishing attacks. 90% of ransomware attacks are delivered through email and 95% of data breaches are caused by human error. It is more important than ever to keep security top of mind and educate your employees on exactly what to look out for.
There are a variety of attacks aimed at your email. Some can be simple and less sophisticated, others are customized attacks on specific employees and companies. All attacks are designed to target the weak link in your network security, your users. These targeted attacks have the real potential to destroy the integrity of your private information, or the private information of your clients, which would be detrimental and can even be fatal to your business.
How can you prevent this from happening within your organization and how can Nucleus help?
We truly believe the best way to deal with this type of social engineering is through preventative measures. At Nucleus, we have the means to implement industry leading user-friendly Security Awareness Training, which gives your staff training on what phishing is, what to watch our for, and arms them with the knowledge required to prevent being a victim.
How does it work?
We deploy an array of fake-phishing emails to every employee, at different times. We use these simulated email attacks to find users who are susceptible to being targets. Not only will these tests provide you with transparency on the percentage of users that are phishing-prone, but it will then automatically enroll those users into personalized security training. This knowledge will show the security-proficiency of your users, which ties into your organization’s overall security posture.
These fake-attacks and designated training will provide your users with insight into what to watch out for. Which over time will result in a more phishing-security-savvy user-base; this means that you don’t have to worry about phishing-attacks and can rest soundly, perhaps over that salmon you caught for Sunday night’s feast!
We Can Help!
If you want any additional information about our Security Awareness Training or any other security services please send an email to [email protected]