#FightThePhish: Tips for combating today’s top cybersecurity threat

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of technology to help business leaders overcome challenges quickly. Employers across the country have spent the past 18 months managing the transition from working in the office to mobilizing their employees to work from home—and back, in many cases. The workforce transition and the adoption of new technology created opportunities for malicious actors to launch phishing attacks and scams. In fact, phishing attacks now account for more than 80% of reported security incidents.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the theme for this week is Fight the Phish. To help combat this threat, we encourage business leaders to promote awareness and educate their employees about the dangers of falling victim to social engineering attempts by clicking on suspicious emails, links, or attachments, or responding to unsolicited text messages or phone calls.

In this blog post, we’ll give you tips to share with your employees about protecting themselves from phishing attempts and other cyber threats.

 

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