Particularly in the age of COVID-19, where so many are working from home on potentially unsecured networks and distant from management and IT support, training and a culture of vigilance are your best tools.
It is a common occurrence for an employee to get lost in their work and fall victim to a phishing attack because they aren’t thinking about the risks. Emphasizing this repeatedly to employees is an obvious and effective way to raise alertness on the issue. There is no need to be alarmed, but everyone should be vigilant.
Since cyber security is one of our specialties, The Millennium Group can help provide the training that decreases the likelihood of a security breach. Your first line of defense is your workforce itself, so they should be equipped to handle themselves and their security.
Another useful tool is “fake” or test phishing attempts that are sent by you or your IT support provider. In these exercises, emails that have telltale signs of phishing attacks will be sent to various employees. If they report them as phishing, success! If not, there is no harm done and you have a new opportunity for training.
Whatever structure your company is currently operating under—working remotely, in the office, or a hybrid model—there is always an opportunity to mitigate risk. The Millennium Group can help.