Save your business from that big “Phish
All of us are aware of the internet plague “Phishing which has made many organizations and businesses its target. If you think that your small business cannot be the possible victim of such a calamity in the web space, hold on! Wear your safety jackets people. It’s like a common flu infection, which can infect everyone irrespective of your status...
The process of phishing involves sending legitimate e-mails bearing the names of well known banks, online retailers and internet service providers to trick you into venting out your confidential data and financial information including your bank and other passwords. If you get miscarried and give out the information, the “phisher has all the confidential details about Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â your business which can be extremely hazardous to your entity and its welfare.
Here a few points which you can keep in mind to protect your business from these phishing attacks:
Alarm your employees about phishing: Instruct your employees not to open the e-mails which appear to be suspicious. Such e-mails should be deleted.
Install anti-virus and anti-spam software and keep it upgraded: Install appropriate anti-phishing software and firewall to protect the entire network of your organization.
Spread awareness among your clients: Make your customers aware of the kind of e-mails you will send them and also the kind of information you plan to ask them. Instruct them strictly not to open fishy e-mails and enter extremely personal information anywhere.
Go an extra mile: Do not forget to include your e-mail signatures in each e-mail which goes out from your entity. This helps adding authenticity and saves your clients from misleading e-mails. Apply the same rule to yourself. Read e-mails which have a valid signature in the end and advise your workforce to do the same.
By diligently following these rules, you can surely protect your business from all kind of malicious phishing attacks.