Compelling Actions to Disable the Phishing Risks ‘Phishing’ has become a dreaded word that quietly creeps into your IT system and spreads a fatal disease. Those who have been afflicted by the phishing disease find it difficult to cope with the after-effects and lose their possessions due to a small error. In a business it is very easy to cause the IT systems to malfunction because it is connected to a network. Any vulnerable point can lead to massive damages. Thus stringent and robust IT solutions are employed to allow only authorized users to access critical applications. Despite such stringent measures phishing occurrences are high due to the employees of a company. When your employees are not aware of what phishing is and how it attacks your system you cannot blame them if they are incapable of taking appropriate actions. It has been noticed that most business organizations do not understand the value of spreading phishing protection awareness amongst the people who are associated with the business. These employees become easy victims as they cannot distinguish the attacks. The attacks are launched in the form of emails that seem as if they have been sent by an authentic bank’s website or financial institution. The clueless employee checks the mail and readily shares confidential information such as bank details, credit card numbers etc., by clicking on the links or opening the attachments. It becomes a nightmare if the phishing attacks are successful. Therefore you should ensure that you deploy anti phishing tools that possess sharp capabilities to detect any phishing attacks and address them effectively. These tools increase the awareness in your organization by launching a simulated phishing attack on the employees. They track the response of your employees for a critical analysis. Once the test is completed the employees are sent personalized emails carrying the reports of the attack with suggestions to handle the situations effectively. This gives your employees a better understanding on how to deal with these attacks when it occurs in reality. The anti phishing tool imparts useful guidance on how to make the phishing attacks ineffective. This saves your business grave financial losses and unnecessary expenses on straightening the environment after the attacks. It is wiser to set up an alert and proactive phishing protection environment rather than wait to implement actions after the damage is caused. The business environment is merciless and you have to ensure that your progress is not thwarted or interrupted by a negligent attitude.
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Published on Mar 6, 2012
‘Phishing’ has become a dreaded word that quietly creeps into your IT system and spreads a fatal disease. Those who have been afflicted by t...