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Phishing Attacks are the #1 Threat to Small Business

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Clicking bad links. Surfing malicious websites. A click on an email seems innocent enough, but that’s why hackers are finding their way in so easily. So how can you prevent your employees from opening the door to these hackers and inviting them in? The truth is, you cannot. But with staff education and the right IT support in place, you can dramatically reduce the risk of compromise.

What does Element Four recommend to secure against phishing attacks?

At Element Four, we’re a big proponent of Cisco Umbrella as the first line of defense against phishing attacks. Cisco Umbrella is a product that protects your users at the DNS layer no matter where they are or what device they are on. Requests from your network (i.e. a click on a link) will forward to the Umbrella DNS resolver first, preventing threats that may exist over any port or protocol. Even if the link was a threat, the users are protected from any attack.

Watch this video for an overview on how Cisco Umbrella works for you.

How to Consider Security Awareness Training

When you partner with Element Four, we are here to serve our clients with trust, respect, and transparency. That’s why we won’t just set you up with new software and then leave you to run it because that’s only half the battle. To ensure you’re getting the most secure use of your networks, you’ll want to train your staff on security awareness. There are two approaches to these trainings:

  • Internal Security Awareness Training. Provided by you independently, there are a number of resources that we’ve come to find as favorites:
  • Outside Security Awareness Training Element Four can support you in training through our partnership with KnowBe4, a global leader in Security Awareness Training.

Just one wrong click and a hacker has access to everything you’ve spent your career building. Don’t fall victim to these threats. Find out more about phishing protection and give us a call today.

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