In the fast-paced, digitally-driven world of today, individuals who are well-versed in cybersecurity principles still find themselves vulnerable to online threats. A crucial yet often overlooked aspect is the impact of stress and distraction on one’s ability to recognise and respond to cyber threats, particularly phishing emails. Even those who have undergone comprehensive security awareness training are not immune to this phenomenon.Read more
Why Learning How to Spot a Phish Is Important
Despite constant improvements in cyber-security, the manipulation of users who fail to spot a phishing email remains the criminals’ best option for infiltration.
Unwary users risk financial peril and shut-down of the company. These threats are worsening as we continue to become a digital society.
That’s why we recommend employers use tailored simulated phishing tests and training to help keep users on alert. They need to stay wary as the criminals only need one click to hold a company to ransom.Read more
Microsoft has released a statement warning users to stay vigilant of phishing emails, as a malicious campaign has been detected which tricks users into downloading an Excel sheet containing harmful software. The criminals responsible are taking advantage of the confusion around Covid-19, as many others have been doing lately, to convince users that the emails are genuine and to enable macros within Excel once the file has been downloaded to their computer.Read more
Just a few months ago, it would be unimaginable that so many of us would be working from home. While more and more companies had been allowing some users to work remotely to some degree, the situation that we now find ourselves in is that a significant chunk of the workforce is now working from their homes, on very short notice.
As the Covid19 pandemic grips the world, cyber criminals have seen this increased online activity and confusion as an opportunity for them to take advantage of, and have stepped up phishing and scam attacks. We’ve already covered some of the main threats to look out for in another article, but now we’d like to share some of our tips on making sure you protect your company and your family’s data while working from home.
Here at Tech Guard, we’ve come up with a handy list of our top security tips for those who find themselves suddenly working from home.Read more