You may also hear the term whaling, which is a type of spear phishing that targets a 'big phish', typically business directors, board members or those with access to information that would be tempting to a phisher.
The National Cyber Security Centre
recommends a multilayer approach to defending against phishing attacks, including spear phishing. Rather than relying solely on users ability to spot phishing emails, they suggest that technical measures should also be included.
They split their recommended defences into four layers:
A full summary of their multi-layered approach to phishing defences is outlined below.
If you would like advice on how to implement a multilayered approach to prevent phishing impacting your business, please contact us today
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The National Cyber Security Centre website, www.ncsc.gov.uk
, is a great resource and contains helpful information on how to recognise and report emails, texts, websites, adverts or phone calls that you think are trying to scam you.