Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet for preventing phishing attacks. It requires vigilance, proactive thinking, and a robust security strategy. There are three primary ways to prevent yourself from falling victim to a phishing attack.
Email Security Solutions
The first and best precaution to take is to implement a robust email security solution. This will keep out the most common and broad attacks from even getting into the inbox in the first place. This reduces the chances of an employee trusting the wrong person and clicking the wrong link.
Employee Security Awareness Training
Your employees are often your last line of defense. You need to ensure they are up-to-date on their cyber security awareness training. Run these training sessions repeatedly throughout the year and emphasize their importance to all your employees.
Excellent Password Strategy
It is not enough to just have complex passwords that are difficult to guess. You and your employees need to understand the strategy behind good passwords and the thought that goes into them. You also need to set reminders to force everyone to routinely change their passwords throughout the year.
Taking these precautions today will prevent your organization from suffering an attack tomorrow. The longer you operate without protections like this, the greater risk you run of falling victim to the consequences discussed. Meriplex is always focused on the innovative and secure technology you need to run faster, stronger, and safer. Reach out to us today to find out more about how we can help protect your systems.