Since more and more companies have switched to a remote workforce, there has been an increase in cybersecurity risks.
As per a survey conducted by CNBC, over one-third of senior technology executives reported that cybersecurity risks have increased since most of their employees work from home.
Now, communication that usually took place inside a secure corporate network is now being done at home. It gives hackers the perfect setup to take advantage of weak points in the communications protocol of businesses and access sensitive data.
Statistics suggest that over 60,000 phishing sites were reported in March 2020, and 96% of all targeted attacks are made with the intention to gather intelligence.
If you are managing a remote team, these seven tips will prevent a successful phishing attack on your remote team:
Enhance email security
Blocking the emails at the source is an easy way to prevent phishing attacks. Though there is the standard Office 365 – Exchange Online Protection (EOP) anti-phishing solution that can block spam and standard phishing attacks, it can’t effectively block zero-day threats.
To enhance email security, you need layered defenses. Consider a third-party dedicated anti-spam and anti-phishing solution. It should feature predictive threat detection and advanced anti-phishing mechanisms to identify zero-day threats.
SpamTitan will be a great choice as it features machine learning, threat intelligence feeds, dual antivirus engines, predictive technology, sandboxing, and more to add an extra layer of security and see that zero-day threats are blocked.
Look out for keyloggers.
Another security threat that is gaining popularity is credential theft through a keylogger. The keylogger program can track the keystrokes that you make when you type on the keyboard.
If hackers install a keylogger, they can scan your keystrokes to find out sensitive information like usernames or passwords.
It is difficult to detect this cyberattack as the hackers can log in as you. They can install