It was found that 94% of malware is delivered by email, according to the 2019 edition of Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report. Cybercriminals are utilizing very convincing tactics to steal sensitive information and gain access to your data through cleverly targeted phishing attacks.
These attacks are often disguised to look like urgent requests, and look like legitimate emails. The emails will look like official emails from your bank, your vendors, or even from within your own company… and they’ve proven very effective for cybercriminals to use, as the 2019 DBIR implied as it indicated phishing was present in the most breaches.
Other research has supported this, finding that 90 percent of successful data hacks and breaches originate from phishing attacks.
However, there are a few ways that these attacks can be spotted, if one is paying attention. Your business can have a firewall and spam protection, but sometimes these threats slip through even the most high-end security tools. Your last line of defense is to educate your staff.
We want to help local businesses protect themselves from these targeted attacks, so we have a helpful guide for you to use. Reach out to Telesys Voice and Data today to start a conversation on all of your options on how you can share these important best practices with your staff.
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