Phishing emails -2 simple rules to protect your business (print this out!)

Phishing emails are big business..  46% of UK Businesses had security breaches in 2017, of these 72% were related to staff receiving fraudulent emails.
A phishing email is an email that tricks one of your team into doing something that puts your business at risk , like:

  • Opening a dangerous attachment
  • Clicking a link
  • Sharing sensitive information
  • Transferring money.
  • Sending products

We have 2 simple rules to avoid being phished:

  1. If you get an email that looks wrong, check it by drafting a reply (see below)
  2. The first time you send funds to a new bank account,  get a known person at the supplier  to confirm of their bank details (even if your CEO has sent the request!)