Cybersecurity Awareness Month Weekly Tip: Current Phishing Threats

Each week during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re going to be sharing in-depth weekly cybersecurity tips from our evangelists to help your users make smarter security decisions and build your cybersecurity fortress from anywhere!

With over 20 years of experience and a veteran in the information security sector, security awareness advocate Erich Kron has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training, and educational opportunities needed to succeed. Erich is up first with advice on how your users should be aware of current phishing attacks. 

Check out Erich's video as he explains what to be watching out for right now:


Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks skyrocketed this year, and according to researchers at Checkpoint there has been a 30% increase since May 2020. Current events such as the pandemic, the 2020 presidential election, and other controversial topics can cause heightened emotions, which leads to poorer decision making (like clicking on a suspicious email). As the holidays approach, we’re not seeing the cybercriminals slow down in their calculated social engineering attacks.

As phishing attacks continue to be more targeted, it’s important for your users to hover over a link when they get a suspicious email and to make sure macros are not enabled on any documents. Make sure any documents shared by your users are with coworkers or people that they trust. Also, it’s important to double check the “reply to” address and to make sure you know who you’re replying to. 

Check back each week for more helpful tips from our evangelists, and follow @KnowBe4 on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn throughout the month for all of your Cybersecurity Awareness Month resources. 

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