Email Security Solution for Small Businesses and Startups
Email is arguably one of the most important tools to running a business. And email phishing attacks are getting more sophisticated. As a business owner, you and your team may be moving so quickly that you miss the signs of an attack. Our team of experts can provide you the support and peace of mind that you need when it comes to email security.
Email security is a critical component of IT support, and an important part of keeping your business safe. Phishing is a type of online scam where malicious individuals attempt to extract sensitive information such as passwords, bank details, credit cards or other personal information through unsolicited emails. These emails can appear legitimate and can be made to look like they are sent from official sources. As the recipient, you may be tricked into clicking on a malicious link or downloading an infected attachment which could compromise the security of your system.
For added protection companies should also utilize strong authentication methods such as two-factor authentication (2FA) which requires two different methods of confirmation before being granted access to an account or system. For example, when signing in with 2FA you will need both your password and a one-time code sent to your mobile device before successfully logging in. Strong authentication measures like this make it much harder for attackers to gain unauthorized access even if they have managed to acquire some user credentials through phishing attempts. For more advice around password management check out our managed IT service for passwords.
Finally, companies should ensure that their employees are properly trained on cybersecurity best practices and how to recognize suspicious emails so they know what steps they need to take if they ever come across one. This includes educating employees on how phishers try and trick people, warning them not to open unsolicited emails and encouraging them to report any potential threats immediately so that appropriate action can be taken quickly and efficiently before damage is done.
What is phishing?
Cybercriminals attempt to gain access to your passwords or credit card information by sending emails claiming to be somebody else. They might use a sender name that looks legitimate like the name of a staff member, a bank, or other business name. The email may even contain logos and other visuals that make it look like a real email communication. Clicking a link in a phishing email could take you to a fake website that looks just like the real version of the site and get you to enter your login information or credit card for a payment. Take steps to protect yourself from phishing attacks.
To protect yourself from phishing scams it's important to be mindful of any suspicious emails that you receive. If you receive what appears to be a genuine email but there are spelling mistakes and strange formatting then this should raise red flags; however, even if it looks genuine it’s still best to double-check the sender's domain name before taking any action. Companies should also use an email filtering service in order to screen out potentially dangerous messages and attachments. Email filtering works by analyzing each email based on content, reputation and other characteristics; any emails deemed unsafe will either be blocked or flagged for further inspection.
How to stop phishing emails?
BH Tech Connection offers an add-on service for email security called IRONSCALES to help phishing emails skip your inbox. Our team of experts is also available to train your team on how to recognize a phishing attack and the critical steps to take if you did accidentally provide sensitive information.
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