On July 1st, 2014, the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect to prevent harmful and deceptive types of spam from being sent or received. As spam, spyware, and phishing attacks have become the primary tools for conducting cybercrime, the CASL was designed to protect individuals and businesses alike.
While the CASL aims to ensure the security of your email, we advise you to watch out for phishing attacks disguised as CASL consent messages. In the past few days, many individuals have reported receiving suspicious emails asking for consent to receive further emails.
If you happen to become an unsuspecting victim of a phishing attack, you’re at risk for data theft, identity theft, and various forms of fraud. We’d like to remind you to keep an eye out, and if you receive a suspicious email, please follow these simple tips:
Keep in mind, the CASL will prevent a majority of spam, however, it’s critical to maintain a proactive approach to email security, in order to ensure you’re able to effectively combat emerging threats.
If you have any questions or concerns about the security of your email, give us a call at (604) 986-8170 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Compunet InfoTech can help you safeguard your business against emerging threats.
Author: Joe Martin, Date: 2014-07-01