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What is a phishing attack?

In a phishing attack victims are contacted by email. telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate business or organisation in order to trick the victim into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords. The criminals can then use this sensitive data to access the victims accounts and can often result in identity theft and financial loss.

How can you defend against phishing attack?

The National Cyber Security Centre recommends a multilayer approach to defending against phishing attacks. 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:


Make it difficult for attackers to reach your users


Help users identify and report suspected phishing emails


Protect your organisation from the effects of undetected phishing emails


Respond quickly to incidents

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 and our helpful team will be more than happy to talk you through the various options available to your business.

The National Cyber Security Centre

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.
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