Phishing is a type of online scam where an attacker impersonates legitimate organizations via email, text message or advertisement to trick a victim into revealing sensitive information to the attacker, or to deploy malicious software on the victim’s infrastructure.
Your organization’s cybersecurity posture is unfortunately only as strong as your weakest employee – a data breach is statistically more likely to come from human negligence rather than a criminal hack.
That’s why creating a risk-aware culture within the workplace is critical to prevent your employees from becoming unknowingly complicit in cybercriminal activity.
Email phishing scams are the most prevalent and successful attack method today. Phishing continues to be the most popular tactic for cybercriminals due to its simplicity and effectiveness. It targets the weakest link in the security chain: the user. Phishers usually masquerade as a trustworthy entity in an email. 90% of successful data breaches come from phishing scams*.
Employees are not a cybersecurity problem – they’re part of the solution. By empowering them with the most current cybersecurity best practices, you can transform your work culture and leverage existing resources as part of your cyber defense strategy. For example, security awareness training and phishing simulations ensure teams have the knowledge and skills needed to stay cybersecure at work and at home. There is an 84% improvement rate for stopping phishing attacks after security awareness training*.
Our Security Awareness Training is an education program that teaches employees about security and phishing while creating best practices and good habits. One of the biggest weaknesses in any cybersecurity system is the human factor. It doesn’t matter whether your organization is using sophisticated passwords, multiple firewalls, anti-malware programs, etc. The human factor will always be an issue in keeping your company and yourself safe. At the end of the day, the employees are the ones who are most vulnerable and need the right tools. If an employee has not been effectively trained on cybersecurity awareness, the chances are high they will compromise a company through simple mistakes, negligence, or even apathy.
Security Awareness Training aims to resolve this by directly focusing on the human factor. As the cyber threat landscape continues to grow, guarding our information systems becomes even more difficult. Protecting a business’s information by simply focusing on the information itself still leaves you vulnerable, as over 90% of breaches involve social engineering. In addition, a security awareness training program can act as a team building and collaboration exercise.
Employees receive phishing emails every day. And while most security tools do a great job of filtering out most phishing emails, hackers are changing their tactics every day, and some phishing emails ultimately land in an employee’s inbox. And the phishing attack is just the beginning. Phishing is the attack vector the hacker uses to get access to a company’s system. Once an attacker has access, that’s where they do their damage.
From preparing every employee with industry-leading security-awareness training to running anti-virus software, protecting your inboxes, testing systems against hacking, developing guidance and policies for your public sector agency and other consultancy-based support, our nimble, affordable services can make it easy for you to prevent a data disaster. Talk to us about how we can help your business succeed.
The Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud consolidates to a single technology with centralized manageability for all our clients and gives us the ability to be able to monitor and manage everything from a single interface.