Adept IT Solutions Newcastle – “Phishing Attacks” are you prepared?

In the constantly changing world of technology, it can be a hard task to keep up with the latest types of threats.

Adept IT Solutions Newcastle – “Phishing Attacks” are you prepared?

Adept IT Solutions ensure that all clients subscribed to our Adept Management Solution are protected against all known threats circulating email and internet.

Securing your devices with Adept IT Solutions is an extremely important step in ensuring your systems are protected however there is another extremely important step sometimes overlooked. User Education.

User Education

Education of the user is imperative to further reduce company risks by training users to identify the threat and stop the phishing attack from happening in the first place. You can have the best security in the industry and find that one user can click a link in an email or on the internet, provide details and the phishing attack can begin. By the time they have worked out what they have done, the phishing attack has already achieved what it needed to do and has started to utilise the knowledge gained.

Phishing attacks are designed to look like legitimate emails so the user needs to be trained in how to identify these threats.

As a rule of thumb, no company should email you a request to click a link to change a password anymore.

Examples;

  • If you receive an email stating that your password has expired and to click a link to change the password, dont click the link. Forward the email to Adept IT Solutions for perusal and our team of specialists will advise you further on the email.
  • Any emails asking you to alter payment details for future invoices or to click links to update your accounts details should be treated as highly suspicious. The sender of the email should be called if possible to ensure the legitimacy of the email. Be careful to call the number you have on record though and not the phone number provided in the email as this could be falsified also.

As a client of Adept IT Solutions Newcastle, you have access to a highly specialised service and support team whom are able to assist you with any questions you may have.

If you ever have any doubt about the legitimacy of a website or email, please contact us at support@adept-it.com.au and a friendly security specialist will assist you further.

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