We’ve all received those annoying emails which are so obviously a scam, haven’t we?
Usually sorted with an eye roll and a swift click of the delete button, it’s easy to get complacent because dodgy emails are obvious, right?
A scam email doesn’t just have to be a wealthy distant relative from distant lands asking you to keep their multi-million-pound fortune safe in your current account.
Scammers are getting smarter, and the times we’re living in are seeing a huge rise in sophisticated scams, which are disgustingly looking to capitalise on the panic and heightened anxiety of their targets.
Could you be 100% sure that a member of your team wouldn’t fall foul of an email telling them they need to click a link in order to book a Covid-19 test, only for a malicious programme to be downloaded to their work machine?
Could you be 100% sure that one of your employees wouldn’t act upon an email claiming to be you, asking them to transfer some money from one business account to another?
At a time when people are scared and many are frazzled trying to work from home while ensuring their children can continue to learn from home, the perfect stage has been set for cyber criminals to exploit chinks in usual defenses against scams.
The biggest weakness when it comes to a potential data breach affecting your business, is you and your team. We’re not saying that anyone has any ill intent, but a believable scam being delivered into an inbox at a moment when you or a member of staff is feeling most vulnerable could cause you an untold amount of stress and cost if it results in harm to your business.
With this in mind, it’s really important to make sure that everyone who has access to your system, no matter how clued up they appear to be, have up-to-date training and information to enable them to spot scams, as well as being security conscious in their use of technology for work – especially if they’re working from home using their own devices.
If you are currently looking for someone to provide training on this, please give us a call on 01732 617788 or drop us an email to [email protected]. It’s our mission to beat the scammers, and keep your business from coming to harm.