Cyber: What is Phishing?

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Cyber-security for your business

According to the Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2020, phishing is currently the most common form of cyber-attack in the UK. The proportion of British businesses experiencing a phishing attack has risen from 72% to 86% since 2017. This means almost 9 out of 10 organisations have been targeted.

Phishing is a method that cyber-criminals use to gather personal information. In these scams, phishers send an email or direct users to fraudulent websites, asking victims to provide sensitive information. These emails and websites are designed to look legitimate and trick individuals into providing credit card numbers, account numbers, passwords, usernames or other sensitive information.

 

 

Phishing is becoming more sophisticated by the day, and it’s more important than ever to understand the different types of attacks, how to identify them and preventive measures you can implement to keep yourself safe.

This guide provides readers with a variety of sample phishing emails, which can help you better identify and delete dangerous messages before they do irreversible damage. In addition, you will learn about the common strategies that phishers use to steal your data and ways to keep yourself safe.

 

Get Informed, Stay Protected

It’s no longer enough to simply install antivirus and anti-malware software. It is important that you stay informed on the most recent cyber-attacks and up-to-date protection strategies. The National Cyber Security Centre is a good place to start.

If you want to improve your cyber security further, then you can also seek certification under the Cyber Essentials scheme, which has the benefit of demonstrating to your clients (or prospective clients) that you take the protection of their data seriously.

In addition to providing risk management tips for both employers and individuals, we can help keep you informed on the biggest happenings in cyber-security and provide robust insurance solutions. Contact us today to learn more ways to stay cyber-safe.

Cyber Insurance

Cyber-attack trends continue to evolve in these uncertain times, and it can lead to lost revenue, damaged reputation and regulatory fines. Be sure to regularly review and update your policy to avoid the ruinous ramifications of a cyber-attack.

If you don’t have cover and you use computers or the internet at work, hold customer/supplier/employee data, carry out online transactions, or even just use social media, you should be thinking about it.

Contact us today to discuss cyber insurance for your business.