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24 Jan

Phishing: Is your business prepared?

“Employees are commonly known as the weakest links for any IT environment. They are consistently and ultimately the last line of defense of a cyber related attack. In a recent study, 95% of data breaches have causes attributed to human error.  While the human error can include a wide variety of actions, a majority of them are tied to phishing related attacks. Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity. Phishing also includes trying to deceive a user to click on a link or open a malicious attachment in an attempt to obtain information and/or infect the devices.

Maintaining a strong cyber security culture, including layered security controls and properly educating, testing, and training the end user is key in combating these types of threats.”

Article contributed by Jeff Johns and featured on

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