Cybersecurity awareness training is an essential part of effective cybersecurity defense. Are your staff members supporting your cybersecurity? Or putting it at risk?
Did you know that more than 95% of cybersecurity incidents can be traced back to human error?
The fact is that what you (and your staff) don’t know could hurt your business. If your staff isn’t up to date on the latest cybercrime scams, then they’re putting your data at risk, as simple as that.
The key to truly comprehensive cybersecurity is simple, yet often overlooked: the user. The best cybersecurity technology and practices in the world can be undone by one staff member who doesn’t understand how to use them, or how to protect the data they work with.
Phishing is a method in which cybercriminals send fraudulent emails that appear to be from reputable sources in order to get recipients to reveal sensitive information and execute significant financial transfers.
Phishing attacks are mass emails that request confidential information or credentials under pretenses, link to malicious websites, or include malware as an attachment.
With only a surprisingly small amount of information, cybercriminals can convincingly pose as business members and superiors in order to persuade employees to give them money, data, or crucial information.
In a ransomware attack, an unsuspecting user clicks on a seemingly safe link, or emailed attachment that appears to be a bill or other official document. Instead, the attachment installs a malicious software program (malware) onto the computer system that encrypts the data and holds it at ransom. The user is then stuck without access to their data, and faced with paying the attacker a huge sum.
Hackers can create fake websites that are set up to look like a real site, but the spelling of the URL or site name contains an error that is easily made by users. For example, an attacker may set up a site with the name “www.gooogle.com” instead of www.google.com.
Users who are not careful may type in an extra ‘o’ in the name and will land on the fake site. From here, the site will record all of the information that you enter into any text or password fields, which the cybercriminal will then use against you.
These types of attacks are precisely why it is so important to train your staff on how to recognize and stop social engineering attacks before they affect your business. With the help of Compunet InfoTech and our trusted partner Vade Threat Coach, you can do just that.
We will help you manage the daily threat of social engineering with the following cybersecurity awareness programming:
Are you ready to commit to the long-term security of your business by signing up for Compunet InfoTech’s cybersecurity awareness training? Don’t wait until a staff member unwittingly helps a cybercriminal hack your organization — by then, it’ll already be too late.
Get in touch with our team to turn your staff members into cybersecurity assets.
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