Fight The Phish
Phishing attacks and scams have thrived since the COVID-19 pandemic began and today phishing attacks account for more than 80 percent of reported security incidents. The second full week of the 18th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month will stress the importance of being wary of emails, text messages or chat boxes that come from a stranger or something the user isn’t expecting.
Users should think before clicking on any suspicious emails, links or attachments and make sure they report any suspicious emails, according to National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which co-lead Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
For week two of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, CRN spoke with 16 managed service providers with security services expertise about the security technologies and vendor tools they use to keep phishing attacks at bay. From security awareness training, phishing simulations and multi-factor authentication, to products from Microsoft, Proofpoint, Mimecast and AppRiver, here’s how MSPs keep their clients safe.