Your Best Defense Against Hacking & Viruses is Knowing What to Look For!
Educate your staff how to recognize a phishing attempt (ie. fake email or fake website). It’s one of the best and cheapest methods to defend your office from hacking and virus infection.
What is a Phishing Attack
Basics of Detecting a Phishing Attack
Typically phishing emails or websites can be detected by noticing:
However, criminals are becoming even more sophisticated in their ability to make realistic-looking emails or websites so you must educate your staff how to be suspicious of ALL emails, attachments and hyperlinks even when they know the sender.
Free Google Phishing Quiz
Jigsaw by Google has published a free online quiz designed to test your staff’s ability to identify fake emails. The quiz points out specific features to look for when evaluating whether an email is legitimate or fake.
Link to Free Google Phishing Quiz https://phishingquiz.withgoogle.com/
So what should you do with the quiz results?
Diversified recommends the following.
- Require your staff to take this quiz.
- Keep a screenshot of each staff member’s test score in your records by date of the test.
- Make this test an annual recurring task for all staff.
- Require new hires to take the quiz as part of their onboarding process.