In The Explosive Increase in Ransomware Attacks, Chalkline said Cyber Crime works on a ‘campaign’ level, beginning in almost all cases with a phishing email set to trick the victim into clicking a malicious link or file.
Ransomware uploads into the victims’ devices, whereby it delivers a triple threat stealing users’ data, locking all access to their files and demanding a hefty cryptocurrency fee for their return.
A campaign that targets an entire company and encounters a high open rate on their emails could indicate a company with poor security.
How good is your company’s security? Could a triple threat attack happen to your company, when your employees open suspicious emails?
In Remote working: The importance of cybersecurity, Chalkline said Cyber Criminals are always finding new ways to tap into networks that may be vulnerable, through tactics such as Phishing emails and scam SMS messages.
In What is data security? What your finance firm needs to know, Chalkline said encouraging relevant employees to undertake data security awareness training to help them identify threats and issues, would be a positive initiative for your company.
Are your employees receiving adequate data security awareness training?
Email based threats include Malware, Ransomware, Phishing, Whaling and Targeted attacks.
The United Kingdom Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 shows 83% of all types of breaches or attacks identified were Phishing attacks with 28% of businesses confirming Phishing attacks were the most disruptive.
In 3 cyber threats to watch out for in the finance industry Chalkline said educate your employees, from Phishing attacks to accidental insider data breaches, employees can cause a lot of harm without even knowing it. Providing them with the right cyber security training or support from an IT specialist will keep them alert to threats.
AI driven training and automated Phishing simulations, change employees’ behaviour when opening emails by incentivising them through bite sized learning, immediate feedback and positive reinforcement.
Managed Phishing Protection provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week monitoring and analysis of all Phishing attacks.
The United Kingdom Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 confirmed the percentage of organisations that have completed Security Awareness Training or Awareness activities during the annual period ending March 2021 were:
- micro firms - 11%
- small firms - 25%
- medium firms - 38%
- large firms - 47%
- finance/ insurance - 39%
- info/comms - 30%
All your employees will be educated and trained keeping them alert and aware when they encounter Phishing emails.
Call Chalkline today on 020 3819 3300 or review our IT Security Packages for SMBs page and book a meeting with us, we can help with all elements of cyber hygiene and answer any questions you might have.