Phishing attacks are among the most common and serious cybersecurity threats. They are targeted at the weakest point in any company’s defenses: the people. An estimated 9 out of 10 hacking attacks begin with a phishing or spear-phishing email. iuvo Technologies can help you keep your business safe with our anti-phishing services.
Phishing is a type of security attack in which the perpetrator attempts to obtain confidential information by impersonating a trustworthy entity in a digital communication, usually an email. In other words, the attacker sends an email to an employee trying to get the employee to share usernames, passwords, payment information and other sensitive data.
In many cases, this is done by including a malicious link in the email. That link may appear to be a software or service used by your company. However, it is actually a fake website created by the attacker. The fake site may even forward the victim to the real website, making it hard to notice the attack.
Some attackers use spear-phishing for even more dangerous attacks. These are emails designed to trick specific individuals using personalized research on another specific person.
Protecting your business from phishing attacks requires a thoughtful plan centered on team member education. These are some of the ways that iuvo Technologies can help you: