Things To Know About PHISHING

As per the reports, 90% of the cyberattacks start with Phishing. Yes, you read it right. 90% of cyberattacks start with Phishing. In this blog, we will be discussing various types of Phishing attacks and how our comprehensive cybersecurity awareness program including threat simulations can help you make your employees aware of phishing attacks and how they can safeguard themselves.

Before we start, let’s understand what PHISHING is. Phishing is a variation of fishing and refers to the attackers casting a net to lure users. Phishing is a type of social engineering attack in which an attacker sends a genuine-looking email from a bank or reputed institution to persuade users to reveal personal information such as usernames, passwords, debit card pins, etc.

What are its common types?

Spear Phishing: When the target is a specific group or type of individual, such as a company’s system administrator, and often includes information known to be related to the target, it is called Spear Phishing.

Whaling: Whaling is a highly targeted phishing attack on high-level executives or officials. These attacks are carefully designed to deceive top executives, such as CEOs and CFOs, into giving away sensitive information.

Vishing: Vishing is a short form of “Voice Phishing.” It is the fraudulent practice of making phone calls or leaving voice messages impersonating those from reputed entities to induce targets to reveal personal or confidential information, such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, etc.

Smishing: Smishing is a type of phishing attack done via text messages. It is hard to detect, done via social engineering tactics, and contains malicious links to steal confidential information.

The best solution to prevent phishing attacks is to educate employees and make them aware of how to recognize and safeguard themselves against them. Because it ONLY TAKES ONE CLICK. Just one click by an unaware user on the phishing link will nullify all the security controls that you have implemented to protect your business.

Cybersec Knights is one of the best cybersecurity companies in India, working with organizations to make their employees aware of emerging cyber threats and how they can safeguard against them. We discuss this with the client’s team and design a comprehensive information security awareness program specific to their requirements. Using our e-learning tool SECAWARE, we combine planned threat simulations with various modes of learning, such as online sessions, e-learning courses, infographics, emailers, wallpaper, screensavers, etc., to increase the user’s awareness

If you are thinking about or actively looking for an extended team to start your journey on information security awareness for your employees, look no further and reach out to us, and we will be more than eager to assist you with your requirements.