What was the last mistake you made at work? How long ago was it? And even more importantly, how BIG of a mistake was it? If I’ve learned anything, it’s that mistakes come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone makes them. Now, whether or not they tell anybody, that’s another story.
If you’re anything like Linda, you’ve learned that mistakes can happen, even when you have the best of intentions. Take a moment to watch Linda’s latest (mis)adventure now:
You see what I mean about the best of intentions? I mean, plenty of us are simply doing what we think is best and trying to get through the day. But cybercriminals? They see things a little differently. They’re looking for opportunities to take advantages wherever possible.
IT Security in the Time of Cyber Criminals
In Linda’s case, she fell prey to an all too familiar scenario. Cybercriminals are just hoping their scam ends up in the inbox of someone who’s used to following directions without question. Linda thought she was doing her job and following the instructions of her boss. But the reality was a little more sinister.
Arm Your Employees to Fight Cyber Criminals
When we talk about businesses being the target for hackers and cyber criminals, more often than not, it’s the employees who are the real target. It only takes one successful email — out of hundreds or even thousands — for cybercriminals to get a victory.
A big part of IT security is ensuring employees have the information and resources they need to react to phishing attacks. Efforts as simple as training employees on email security best practices and implementing a handful of cybersecurity best practices can go a long way.