In today’s digital age, IT security is not just a luxury but a necessity for businesses of all sizes. With increasing online threats, from sophisticated cyber-attacks to data breaches, the importance of robust IT security has never been more critical. This series aims to highlight the key challenges faced by businesses in maintaining IT security, including risks like lost devices, network vulnerabilities, email compromises, and ransomware attacks.
What could be done?
Microsoft Business Premium
This service offers sophisticated email security measures. If an employee receives a suspicious email impersonating a senior executive, Business Premium’s advanced algorithms can flag and quarantine the email, preventing it from reaching the employee’s inbox. This level of security is crucial in identifying and stopping these types of targeted phishing attacks
Microsoft Defender Plan 2
Regular attack simulation training provided by Defender Plan 2 can be pivotal. It educates employees on how to recognise and react to fraudulent emails, including those impersonating company executives, thereby reducing the likelihood of successful scams.
Internal Process Implementation
Companies can implement stringent internal verification processes for financial transactions. This includes establishing a protocol where any request for payment, especially those marked as urgent or coming from higher management, is verified directly with the requester through a known, separate communication channel. This additional step ensures that the email is genuine and significantly reduces the risk of falling victim to CEO fraud.
Dedicated IT Support
Our IT support team can set up and monitor email security protocols, provide quick response to suspected impersonation attempts, and train employees on best practices for email communication and security.
IT3000 stands as your trusted IT advisor, committed to enhancing the security and efficiency of your business’s digital operations. With a team of experienced professionals, we offer expert advice and tailored solutions to meet your unique IT security needs.
To begin strengthening your IT security today, call us on 01455 247 830.