Cyber Security Training Program
Help Your Team Identify Phishing Indicators & Stop Scams
Your team could be vulnerable to phishing attacks. Build their security awareness and safeguard your data.
What Is A Phishing Attack?
Phishing scams are now one of the most popular forms of cyber attacks, designed to steal sensitive data with cleverly-disguised malicious links. It is highly effective, and often, it's too late for organisations to react before a data breach occurs. That's where CyberSafe International's Module on Phishing Indicators & Attack Prevention comes in. Give your employees the tools they need to stop scammers in their tracks.
Phishing Scams Come In Many Forms
Phishing attacks have evolved significantly in the last few years. Some phishing attempts are so well-done, they are almost impossible to detect without keen security awareness. From malicious websites to fake emails, there are many ways cyber attackers can target your team and elicit sensitive information. This can be anything from online account information to credit card information and even customers' and employees' personal data.
Data breaches like that are costly for companies to recover from, with resulting legal battles, infrastructure rebuilding, interrupted business operations, damaged reputations, lost customer trust, and so much more. So, how can your team avoid phishing attacks?
Recognising Phishing Indicators
The first step is to know what you're dealing with. Phishing scams may come in different forms, whether it's fraudulent emails or fake websites, but there are some common indicators to help employees identify if they're getting baited.
Our module walks your team through some of the common signs of each format, such as generic greetings and grammatical errors, how to audit the sender's email address or phone number, and review the personal information being requested. This will help them determine if they're dealing with a phishing attempt.
Understanding The Risks of Phishing
Data breaches can come in many forms. This makes it hard to recognise if a request is suspicious. It's important that your team understand the full scope of risks, and what types of sensitive information are vulnerable. Organisations are responsible for business, customers' and employees' sensitive data - so there is a lot at stake.
Our module shows employees what assets phishing scams will try and obtain, such as login credentials, financial information, contact information, and more, so they can put protocols in place for phishing protection in the future.
Phishing Attack Prevention
Phishing is a form of social engineering - this means it's a primarily psychological attack, targeting your team's vulnerabilities and gaining their trust by coming across as a real organisation. Once your team learns to identify phishing attack methods and what scammers are after, the final step is prevention.
Our module gives your staff the tools to navigate phishing messages, and build security awareness and guidelines to avoid these attacks in the future.
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Why CyberSafe International
Our unique training program is built on years of experience in the Australian cyber security landscape, providing advice to businesses on safeguarding their data. Our strategies are designed to future-proof your security, and create awareness at every level of your organisation to prevent vulnerabilities caused by human error.
Here's what you get with our program:
- Lessons following the standards of the Australian Government's Cyber Security Centre Essential Eight
- CPD-accredited content, for the highest quality assurance
- Bite-sized modules that can be completed in just 15 minutes
- Tried-and-tested cyber security methods
- The latest industry research, and up-to-date information
- Practical examples and guidelines for use in your organisation
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most common example of phishing?
Phishing attacks can come in a number of forms, such as malicious websites, fraudulent emails, malicious links, etc. These can also target employees in multiple ways such as through an attachment in a phishing email, text messages, fake websites, and more. One of the most common forms of phishing is email phishing. These malicious emails are delivered at scale to employees, from seemingly legitimate organisations, encouraging them to offer up sensitive information or click on malicious links.
What is a common indicator of phishing?
Even polished phishing scams could be identified through some common signs such as grammatical errors, an unfamiliar tone (especially with generic greetings), a weird sense of urgency, suspicious attachments, oddities in the sender's email address or phone number, and more. We teach your employees exactly what to look for and how to identify suspicious emails and help them build email security to reduce the risk of phishing emails.
What is spear phishing?
This is a form of phishing that is highly targeted to an individual or organisation, and can seem incredibly authentic. Attackers have done their research, and will often include details of interest or relevance to add to their credibility. An example could be them pretending to be your organisation's bank and requesting standard login credentials or financial information.