What is Phishing and Security awareness?
Phishing attacks are the practice of sending fraudulent communications that appear to come from a reputable source. It is usually done through email. The goal is to steal sensitive data like credit card and login information, or to install malware on the victim’s machine. Phishing is a common type of cyber attack that everyone should learn about in order to protect themselves.
Does your business have employees? If so, cyber security (and cyber security awareness) are critical to your survival in an industry dominated by growing virtual crime. Certainly, most people know about costly identity theft and reputation-destroying network hacks, which seem to be on the news almost every day. Organizations implement firewalls, comprehensive cyber security defense systems, and sophisticated IT protocols to keep themselves safe from online threats.
The problem? Without an embedded culture of cyber security awareness and enforcement, all of those fancy and expensive systems aren’t going to do you much good.
In the end, your employees are your organization’s weakest link in the cybersecurity field. It’s called “the human factor.” Criminals know the easiest way to access secure networks or steal data is to target people who already have access and steal their login credentials and other critical info.