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Friday, May 1, 2015

Phishing with the best (or worst) of them

On line security is a major concern for most companies. Employees are often trained to minimize some exposures. Just like a fire drill, repetition is often the best way to teach.  I can attest to this first hand as a real fire in a building I was in that had a number of “drills” (not all intentional) enabled everyone to exit safely.

There are businesses that can help you teach and repeat. One of the methods they use is Phishing. Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information using malware under cover of a trusting email. Your teaching surely encourages your employees and yourself to watch out for these possibilities. But people forget, or become careless or haven’t had the training, etc. So, you could hire a business to keep on top of this for you. They will send Phishing emails to your employees to see if they can get someone to “take the bait”.

Then you can provide better and targeted training.

If this interests you, search out an organization or do it yourself, but consider doing it.


Steve Koenig, SCORE Counselor


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