How to Protect Your Business from Phishing Attacks

How to Protect Your Business from Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks can help hackers access your business network, and by extension, any valuable information located on your business network.

When it comes to business networks, employee and customer information are some of the most important things at risk of a security threat. Phishing attacks can help hackers access your business network, and by extension, any valuable information located on your business network. In order to protect your business, employees, and customers from network security threats, you’ll need to be prepared for many kinds of cyber attacks. This includes phishing, which can easily compromise your business network via employee email and is one of the most common cybersecurity threats facing your business. Help protect your business from phishing attacks with these tips.

Train Your Employees to Surf Carefully

Security breaches can result from human error, so it’s key to train and retrain employees on safe Internet use. Anyone using your business network has the potential to become the “weak link” in a phishing attack, so train employees to spot some of the most common kinds of phishing scams. Make sure employees look for “https://” and the little padlock in their URL bar when surfing to make sure they’re visiting safe websites on the business network, and train them to maintain a healthy skepticism when it comes to emails and ads. Anything in your inbox urging you to “act now” or click on anything fishy may be an attempted phishing attack.

Investigate Fishy Emails

If you are seeing fishy emails in your inbox or frequently getting suspicious ads when browsing the web, be sure to alert your IT team so they can investigate potential security threats. Fishy emails may appear to come from an official email address from another company, urging you to act quickly on some deal or potential issue with your business. If you don’t recognize the email address, be sure to have it investigate it as a potential attack on your network or data security breach.

Think Before Clicking

Lastly, you’ll want to make sure you and your employees always think before you click. Urgent messages and warnings should always make you hesitate, as these are very frequently phishing attacks. If you ever receive a suspicious email that urges you to click a hyperlink, be sure to hover over the link to view the URL. Never click on a suspicious URL, as this could open up your business to a phishing attack.

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