Phishing: You could be just one click away from losing your business

Posted by Phil Bird

Managing Director, The PC Support Group

Fri 28th, Sep

Right now, this minute, everyone in your business, from your CEO to your admin assistant, could be the victim of a successful phishing attack. We’re all just one click away from potential disaster.

Your business bank account could be compromised, confidential customer data stolen – or even worse, your entire IT estate paralysed by ransomware.

Make no mistake, phishing could kill your business.

For anyone who doesn’t know, phishing is a technique used by criminals in which bogus emails are sent to individuals to fraudulently obtain usernames, passwords, credit card details and sometimes even money usually by clicking on a link.  While some fraudulent emails are easy to spot, the majority look very convincing. 

It’s boomtime in the world of phishing because it works. And SMEs are as vulnerable as big businesses, possibly even more so, as many operate on tight budgets, without the resources for sophisticated defences.

But while every one of your employees is a potential target, by sharing the problem with your people, you can build a team of committed defenders, united in a common cause – preventing cybercriminals from damaging their livelihoods and your business.

Your best defences are education and motivation.

Helping your people to spot the dangers, providing some essential day-to-day dos and don’ts, instilling the need for caution and vigilance and sharing with them the consequences of taking risks, could be the most valuable investment you ever make.

At The PC Support Group we can help you build robust defences against cybercriminals, by combining best practice advice and guidance for you and your people, with the application of cost-effective technologies and solutions to help you keep your business safe and secure.

Whatever you do, don’t do nothing! If you are concerned about the risks your organisation is facing, then  email our sales team  on info@pcsupportgroup.com, click here and leave us a message or you can speak to our team on 03300 886116  for an informal and confidential chat about your current security arrangements, and how we can help you to protect your people and your business. Stay safe.

Phil Bird, Managing Director,

The PC Support Group

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