Improving communication within an organization has been proven to increase productivity; that’s easy to see. A study by SalesForce found that more than 80% of employees and executives believe weak communication is the main cause of workplace failures. What might those workplace failures look like? Missing a deadline or offending a client are bad outcomes, but we also need to prepare against exposure of sensitive or personal information.
In this series, ProCircular’s team of information security specialists break down the top cybersecurity risks for small and medium-sized businesses in 2023. How do SMBs prepare for cybersecurity threats and prevent security incidents? Trevor Burke lays out the best ways to get leadership’s support behind security investments.
Security Awareness Training,
In this series, ProCircular’s team of information security specialists will break down the top cybersecurity risks for small and medium-sized businesses in 2023. How do SMBs prepare for cybersecurity threats and prevent security incidents? Trevor Burke lays out the special precautionsorganizations can take to lower the likelihood of incidents caused by internal threats.
Security Awareness Training,
, attackers use
malicious emails to
steal valid credentials
Attackers can use these credentials to begin more complicated attacks, or they can
and sell them
lie about their identity and objectives to
login information from unassuming
or to get them
to download malicious content
emails might ask you to enter your password into a
login page or send
back to the sender
Although these scams are well
known, they are occasionally hard to spot, and they
high rate of success
encounter many of these emails, they may be caught in your
junk folder. If this is the case, your email filtering is working effectively and
removing potentially harmful
There is no reason to recover
phishing emails from a junk folder.
Extortion emails work a little differently
type of attack, the hackers claim to
already have access to some sensitive information. That information could include
anything from login
credentials to embarrass
s. Whatever they choose is something designed to prompt an
and desperate reaction from the recipient.
In the email, they lay out what they have against
then threaten to blackmail them for money.
These types of emails are des
igned to be scary. They are supposed to make the victim feel
act without thinking.
If you ever
threatening extortion email, remain calm and report it
channels. In this post,
down a poorly writte
n extortion email
sent to my junk folder.
Personal Data Protection
How do you know if you have a solid cybersecurity program? You may have anti-virus installed and you change your computer password quarterly, but how do you know if your security program is truly effective? When you can’t see your gaps, it’s hard to make improvements and even harder to pick up the pieces after a security breach. That’s why Cybersecurity Consultants, like ProCircular’s Andrew Chipman, collect all the information they can, then measure your active security controls against their library of applicable standards.
it risk assessment,