#NCSAM week 3: Recognizing and combating cyber crime

Emails are the modern Trojan Horse: The more carefully they are crafted to look like legitimate emails, the greater the chance they will get through spam filters and fool inattentive staff. An email is “one of the most direct paths to entry into the enterprise, and it relies heavily (and all too often, successfully) on human behavior to assure initial penetration”, to quote Scott Crawford, Information Security Research Director at 451 Research.

Through social engineering tactics, phishing campaigns coerce careless or unaware employees into performing a specific act – perhaps wiring money to a fraudulent account, or forwarding sensitive information or confidential documents.

Recognizing a phishing scam is easier than you think

Getting your staff to know how phishing campaigns work and how to distinguish them from legitimate emails will dramatically reduce the risk of becoming a victim. E-learning courses are the best choice for a company looking to train the whole workforce: Accessible anytime from anywhere, they allow employees to follow the course at their own pace and schedule, reducing disruption to daily routines. Recently updated with the latest tips and information, IT Governance’s Phishing Staff Awareness course will train your staff to avoid swallowing the phishing bait.

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Phishing is only one of the multiple threats posed by cyber crime. Ransomware, viruses, malware, and DDoS are all types of cyber attack that affect all kinds of companies daily, from small local business to the large international organizations. To reduce the risk of cyber crime, companies are now looking for professionals with the skills and knowledge to improve their cybersecurity posture.

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