Phishing Awareness: Protect Your Business

One of the most important services provided by professional IT services in Orange County is protection against phishing.

For the security of your business and the protection of your clients, you need to understand bother what phishing is and how CloudStep can help protect you against it.

What is Phishing?

In simplest terms, phishing refers to the act of attempting to gather personal information using deceptive websites and emails. It is a sophisticated type of cyber attack. It attempts to “hook” the target into “biting”. Cybercriminals achieve this by simply using email accounts that are compromised, or by spoofing the sender’s email address.

In a phishing cyber attack, the attackers masquerade as a trusted entity – a bank, the police, the tax department, a friend, or a trusted brand. The weapon is a disguised email. It attempts to deceive the email recipient into believing that the message is something they should respond to. It may be delivered in many forms, including:

Phishing attacks include an instruction to click a link or download a malicious attachment – and doing so will result in a security breach.

Phishing is not new – it dates back more than twenty years – however, it is becoming more widespread and increasingly sophisticated.

Types of Phishing

Phishing aims to achieve one of two things – to elicit the victim to hand over sensitive information or to download malware.

Prevent Phishing

CloudStep Can Help

As a top IT services Irvine provider, CloudStep is your perfect partner for all aspects of managing IT for your company, including protection against phishing. Contact us today on (949) 284-1555.

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