Email scamming, also known as phishing, is one of the easiest ways a hacker can get into your account, your computer, and on your network. Unfortunately, this is something that will never go away. Hackers are finding it easier to dupe the user into thinking the email is legit.
There are ways to protect your business, your data, and your employees. You just need to be proactive. Apply settings that can detect an unknown user from reaching your inbox. Make sure you have security and backup settings applied to your network and email accounts. Train your employees to know what to look for and report any suspicious activity when it happens. Create a disaster recovery plan so you are prepared if you do get hacked.
Taking minimal steps and being proactive can help. Your network, your business, and your emails are like your health. If you don’t take care of it, then your system will become faulty and fail. Have quarterly checkups with your I.T. provider to ensure that the latest security standard is put in place. Train your employees often so they are aware of how they can get scammed, what to look for, and how to report the issue. Have a standard operating procedure in place for suspicious emails.
Any remediation of your emails, your data, and your network being breached will cost you. Not only the amount of downtime it takes to remedy it, but it will cost you in the repair itself. Avoid downtime and costly repairs by being proactive.