Saturday, September 1, 2018


How To Tackle Fraudulent Emails

To reduce email risk you’ll need a bulletproof strategy that addresses the full spectrum of threats caused by both incoming and outgoing emails. There are multiple ways to keep your accounts secure.

Be Vigilant

Unfortunately we now live in a world where complacency is dangerous. It’s important to keep your wits about you. If anything looks even slightly suspicious, don’t touch it. Of course, there’s only so much you can do yourself and there are only so many pairs of eyes in your staff team to keep peeled. 24/7 monitoring is the best way to stay safe from attack. Carefully developed software that looks out for unusual and unauthorised emails will be more effective than humans scanning for issues.

Educate Your Team

It’s essential that everyone is trained on email security and knows how to spot suspicious emails. Teach them to always question messages that ask them to act fast, especially if they mention
anything to do with money.

Make it a requirement that employees use strong passwords and change them regularly. It’s a pain but it’s a lot better than being hacked. Also, never share passwords.

Keep It On Lockdown

Email encryption is one of the most reliable ways to protect your email content. It works by disguising the content of email messages to make them less attractive to unauthorised users.

If hackers gain unauthorised access through routes, other than email, they are also able to find their way into your systems and can hijack entire email accounts. Encryption means that if someone does gain access, they won’t be able to read any of the content without the correct security.