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Phishing prevention tips
January 20th, 2022
Categories: Security

Phishing is one of the most common Cyber attack methods – it is important for businesses to protect themselves against attacks. In this post we will suggest a few phishing recommendations to prevent phishing attacks.

Number 1 – Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) are increasingly being made mandatory by organisations as they try to counteract the prevalence of phishing attacks and automated bot networks orchestrating credential stuffing attacks.

A key example of how effective 2FA is – In 2017 Google made it mandatory that all of its employees use 2FA security methods and issued nearly all of its employees with USB-based 2FA keys. Out of the 85,000 employees at the time, none had fallen victim to a phishing attack due to the effectiveness of 2FA.

Number 2 – Staff security training

Staff are often the cause of security issues, including costly data breaches. Ensuring employees have been trained to understand and identify security standards, best practices and regulations can be vital in ensuring your organisation is protected against cyber threats.

Cyber security training is the most effective way of educating employees on the risks they should avoid and the steps they should take if they are unsure about what to do in certain scenarios.

Number 3 – Report suspicious emails

Rather than deleting suspicious emails right away. On Outlook hit the report button. This can trigger an internal investigation and feedback will be sent to Microsoft and will help combat phishing attacks.

Number 4 – Prevent Phishing attacks reaching staff

Prevention is better than cure. Install advanced security software to help filter out suspicious attacks before they reach staff.

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