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Cyber attacks and how to protect yourself

Cyber attacks are on the rise but what are they and how do we protect against them?


A cyberattack is a malicious and deliberate attempt by an individual or

organisation to breach the information system of another individual or organisation.


Email is an especially common and easy way of attacking your systems. Let’s take a look at some of the most common attacks we come across and how we can help you prevent them.


Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails pretending to be from reputable

companies in order to get you to give up your personal information, such as passwords

and credit card numbers.


In March, Google claimed to be blocking more than 100 million phishing emails a day.


We can protect your most important users and your own custom domain, a phishing attack

policy will help safeguard from malicious impersonation-based phishing attacks.


Malware

Malicious software or Malware can be delivered to your computer in the form of a link or

file over email and requires the user to click on the link or open the file.


To protect yourself and your company from this threat we can help you to raise the level of

protection against malware in email. Microsoft 365 threat management policies can

provide additional protection including attachment blocking with file types that are

commonly used for malware.


Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software with one aim in mind: to extort money from you and

your business. There have been cases where criminals have demanded multimillion-dollar

ransoms from individuals and businesses.


To prevent this from happening to you, we can implement email transport rules to block file

extensions that are commonly used for ransomware to prevent your team from opening

unknown email attachments.


To discover all the ways we can keep your business protected against cyber attacks

contact us today to speak to our experienced team.




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