Phishing is so-called for good reason. Cyber criminals spend their time and ingenuity fishing for an organisation’s confidential information, and a disturbing number are successful – so much so that phishing has become a principal security concern for technology and business managers.
A recent survey of 400 cyber security professionals participating in the Information Security Community on LinkedIn shows that 42 per cent of respondents were only moderately confident in their organisation’s security posture. A resounding 48 per cent ranked phishing attacks as their primary concern.
The survey found users’ biggest issue to be the challenge of actually detecting threats (62 per cent of respondents), even though over 90 per cent had invested in a cyberthreat intelligence platform.
Read the full article titled “How to Avoid the Risk of Taking Phishing Bait” by James Forbes-May, Vice President, Asia Pacific of Barracuda on the need for users to be aware of the threats and be trained to easily recognise malicious emails.
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This post may contain excerpts from an article entitled “How to Avoid the Risk of Taking Phishing Bait” published in The Business Times on 23 May, 2018.