Email is the most common form of communication in the workplace. However, it’s also one of the most insecure. There are many ways that emails can be compromised, ranging from spam to phishing to ransomware. Something as simple as a single employee clicking a link in a malicious email can bring down entire systems, as evidenced by the recent Kronos ransomware attack. At CCP Solutions we take security very seriously and we understand it’s important for businesses to be aware of how these threats work and how to avoid them.
Not every cyberattack makes the daily news, and the number of attacks is outstanding. Barracuda reports that cyber-attacks occur approximately every 39 seconds. Most of these attacks are “human-enabled”, meaning someone downloaded a malicious file, clicked a malicious link, or fell victim to phishing attacks. These attacks cost your business money, time, and resources. They can literally stop a business in its tracks. Recovery can be costly as well, especially if you do not have a comprehensive backup and recovery plan in place.
For this month’s blog post we want to provide you with some free information to help you assess your current threat level. In this free e-book, you will learn about the 13 types of email threats, how to avoid them and what to do if you become a victim of an attack. Once you’ve reviewed the book click the link provided and schedule a free email scan.
An employee should always follow a safety protocol with emails they receive. They should also always back up their files. But, with threats becoming more and more advanced, the need for sophisticated, network-level protection is critical. Finding the right solution, and the bandwidth to maintain it is challenging already. Add in the complex layer of today’s decentralized work culture, and limited availability of specialized IT staff, and it can become overwhelming. Managed IT Solutions are often a viable solution. Offering affordability, reliability, and expertise, managed solutions are likely the optimal choice for small businesses. What is not an option, is doing nothing.
Download the E-book and contact CCP Solutions today to learn how to protect your company against the most common email threats.