We have created a new infographic for your users, as part of your ongoing security awareness program. It's a few good reminders how to stay safe online, and to keep their awareness levels at the appropriate level... HIGH!
Here is a breakdown of the information contained in this infographic along with our sources:
Never Insert an Unknown USB Stick in Your Computer
New research shows that nearly half of users actually will plug in an unknown USB drive. This is a BIG security risk, the criminals know this and will use it to try and phish your employees.
Always Lock Your Workstations
This one is self-explanatory. ANYONE can access your information if you don't take this basic security measure. If you have access to private information you could also lose your job, that should be reason enough
91% of Successful Data Breaches Started With A Spear-Phishing Attack (techworld)
These are very targeted social engineering attacks designed to send a user a highly personal phishing attempt in the hopes that it will be believable enough to be clicked on. Criminals are finding the old 'spray and pray' approach to sending out mass phishing emails is not as successful as a more targeted attack.
75M PHISHING Scam Emails Are Sent Every Day (Cybercrimes Watch)
This amount of emails results in about 2,000 victims per day. Remember the signs to watch out for before replying, opening an attachment, or clicking on a link in what could be a suspicious email.
9 of 10 Phishing Emails Are Now RANSOMWARE (CSO Online)
That's a significant increase over 5 of 10 just in December, and 1 of 10 for every other month last year. Also, the amount of ransomware domains has exploded 3500% in Q1 2016 compared to Q4 2015. Ransomware is very easy for cybercriminals to send and offers a good ROI for not a lot of work, so these numbers will only go up as time goes on.
Never Use A Post-It Note For Storing Your Passwords
Really, this shoud be common sense but it happens all the time. A lot of users post their computer password right on their monitors. This is NOT SAFE! Use a password manager to store all your unique, strong passwords so you have fewer passwords you need to remember.
Never Open Email Attachments You Didn't Ask For
Always think twice before you click! If you get an attachment you weren't expecting it's best to give the entire email a second and even a third look before opening. If you don't know the sender, if the message doesn't make sense, or if the file type is something you don't recognize you probably don't want to open that attachment.
4,000 Cyber Attacks Occur Each and EVERY DAY (CBS)
That number breaks down to 170 attacks per hour and 3 attacks every minute. Numbers for attacks on businesses are lower but still worrying: 46 per day or about 2 every hour.
You can attach this to an email, print it, make posters of it, or even fit the graphic in a screen saver.
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