Cybersecurity is a major point of concern among firms across industries. With the rise of new emerging technologies, the cybercriminals are also exploring new avenues and techniques of cyber theft. Digitization has facilitated easy access between consumers and technology firms. Thus, these technology firms are primary target for cybercriminals. A recent research by Akamai suggests that users of Microsoft, PayPal, DHL, and Dropbox are among the leading targets of phishers.
In this article at TechRepublic.com, Lance Whitney suggests some essential tips to help these technology firms safeguard themselves.
The Phishy Business
The “Akamai 2019 State of the Internet/Security Phishing: Baiting the Hook” states that some popular global brands that have high user based and have apps or sites frequently accessed are under high threat of a cyber-attack. Most cybercriminal use phishing kits that are readily available on Dark Web to carry out their phishing attack. They mainly target emails and other communication mediums between the tech firm and the consumers. Thus, companies must exercise due diligence to protect themselves and their users against these malicious attacks.
The Game Plan
Here are some tips and advices offered by Akamai to protect your business against phishing attacks:
- Train and educate your employees regarding the phishing emails and messages through regular cyber awareness sessions.
- Using phishing simulations in a good defense mechanism. However, these phishing simulations must be customized according to the business function or department.
- Ensure that you seal all the endpoints of your business. Any loose end is highly dangerous.
- Learn the best practices used by other organizations in terms of warning or signs that they use to protect themselves.
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