Phishing Attack Prevention — How to Spot, What Should Do❓

  • Security awareness training for employees
  • Fortifying email security
  • Verifying suspicious communications through official channels
  • Phishing for Awareness
  • Phishing for Security
  • Implement Two Factor Authentication (2FA) — In addition to your password, two-factor authentication requires something you have like a phone, an app, a personal token, etc. It may also require biometrics such as fingerprints, voice recognition, or a retinal scan. This protective measure is a must as it makes it increasingly difficult for your email account to be compromised.
  • Microsoft Advanced Theft Protection and Google Safety Controls — Google safety controls scan emails, links, and attachments for malicious intent. With Microsoft ATP, you get just as much protection. It scans emails and their content to detect malware where it exists. ATP also scans email domains for intentional typos used to create lookalike URLs.
  • Post-delivery protection — Post-delivery email protection uses machine learning systems to detect and eliminate phishing scams. Users can report suspected phishing emails and place warning banners on those messages or even remove them completely through this platform

What Should Users Do?

Think Twice Before You Click

Many people mindlessly browse through their emails, clicking links without even properly reading the message. According to statistics, 30% of phishing emails make it through IT security and checks provided by your email client. So a cunningly crafted mail may find its way to your inbox rather than the spam folder. You should always assess the content carefully before proceeding to click on any embedded links.

How to Spot A Phishing Attack?

The unfortunate truth about phishing emails is that people already know what they are and that they exist. Yet, many still fall victim. It’s hard to blame the victim since these cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. With innovative technology, bogus emails are able to look more legit than the original ones.

In A Nutshell

Businesses and financial organizations, in particular, are easy targets for phishing. They store large amounts of customer data as well as access to financial information. There isn’t a way to eradicate this threat completely. Phishing attacks are always imminent, but the important thing is not to take the bait.

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Ivan Novikov

Ivan Novikov

CEO at Wallarm. Application security platform to prevent threats and discover vulnerabilities in a real-time.