Rethinking your phishing defense, from our partner

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Cybercrime has become a multibillion-dollar business, resulting in financial loss, data theft, and sometimes even the loss of one’s business. As a business, these cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to trick you and steal your information, many beginning with your email. Even with the latest security measures in place, it’s important to stay vigilant to avoid becoming a victim. In order to maintain safety, businesses should focus on their email and their employees. General Informatics Fortress 365 focuses on just that. With our Advanced Email Security and Security Awareness Training services, businesses are reducing the risk of cyber threats.  

Fortress 365 – Advanced Email Security

95% of cyber threats start with phishing attacks, and 96% of phishing attacks come through email. These sophisticated, highly targeted Business Email Compromise phishing attacks are often missed by your traditional email defenses. By focusing on the earliest stages of an attack, Fortress 365—AES stops phishing attacks and ransomware in its tracks. Using preemptive discovery of malicious URLs and attachments, Fortress 365—AES discovers phishing campaigns 24 days, on average, before its launch. 

Fortress 365 – Security Awareness Training

Cybersecurity protection goes further than preemptive email discovery. It is necessary to educate your employees on how to detect phishing attempts. Fortress 365 – SAT offers cyber security training and simulated phishing. Through engaging and interactive courses, employees become increasingly knowledgeable and prepared to respond to phishing attempts. To test and measure employee vulnerability, we offer 200+ phishing templates adapted from real-world attacks which can be targeted and scheduled. We help businesses customize phishing simulations that match your business context to challenge even the savviest users. 

What you can do today to protect yourself
& your business from common cyber attacks.

Follow our suggestions to be aware of today’s top risks and keep your information safe from hackers. 

DO NOT click links or open attachments in suspicious emails. Be especially wary of anything that’s not a normal office document (Excel, World, PDF, etc.), and anything compressed inside of a Zip file. 

DO NOT click on ads in your internet browser.  And on computers and devices used for work, visit only work-related websites. 

NEVER send passwords, personal or financial information via email. Legitimate companies will not ask you to verify sensitive information through email. 

NEVER enter your Office password or Email password on a web page – unless you are 100% sure the page is legitimate. 

HANG UP immediately if you receive a call from someone attempting to gain access to your PC. No one from a legitimate company will call to assist with an issue you never reported. 

DO NOT call technical support numbers listed on suspicious pop-up messages claiming your computer has been infected. 

CHECK WITH YOUR COMPANY’S IT if you’re unsure about an email, website, attachment, etc. It’s always better to be safe than sorry! 

Phishing attacks are the root cause of over 90 percent of cyber breaches responsible for catastrophic financial loss, data theft, and brand damage. Do what’s best for your business and stand up to cyber threats. 

Donald Monistere serves as the CEO & President of General Informatics.