Safeguarding Yourself and Your Business from Phishing Attacks

June 7, 2023 3CTech

Safeguarding Yourself and Your Business from Phishing Attacks

It’s time to equip ourselves with the right tools

How can we gather our collective strength to confront one of the most widespread cybersecurity threats we face: phishing attacks. It’s time to equip ourselves with the right tools and work with your colleagues at 3CTech to get the support and guidance you need.

Understanding Phishing

If you have never heard of Phishing, that’s a good thing!

To start, let’s comprehend the nature of the threat.

Phishing is a type of cyberattack where hackers impersonate trusted entities to steal sensitive information, like credit card numbers and login credentials.

These attacks most often materialize as deceptive emails, with over 81% of organizations worldwide experiencing an increase in email phishing attacks since March 2020.

Who’s at Risk? 

You might ask, “Why would hackers target me?” However, keep in mind that in this context, no entity is too small. Attackers often target everything from individuals to small and mid-sized businesses, viewing them as an easy target due to their potentially less robust security infrastructure.

What can a Defense Strategy look like?

Verification, Awareness, Training, Updates

Verification: Always verify the sender’s email address and refrain from opening any suspicious attachments. Attachments are the third most common type of phishing attack.

Awareness: Stay alert to common phishing tactics. For example, many phishing emails use subject lines from well-known brands like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

Training: Carry out regular phishing awareness training. Despite the looming threat, nearly 1 in 5 organizations only deliver phishing awareness training to their employees once a year.

Updates: Keep your devices, applications, and security software updated. This can shield you from malware potentially included in phishing attacks.

The 3CTech Advantage

Top-Tier Tools

Just as every successful organization leverages state-of-the-art resources to excel, we at 3CTech utilize top-tier tools like Sentinel One and ESET to stay ahead.   Our goals at 3CTech are to help you be as proactive as possible to stay safe.  And if you need help, we are here for you!

Stay resilient and on your toes!  Together, we can do all we can to overcome the threat of Phishing.

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