Even if your network has a strong firewall and antivirus system, you could still fall victim to a phishing scam aimed at gathering your sensitive information. But how does phishing affect a business? And will you know it when you see it?
It’s not a matter of if you’ll become a target, but when. To ensure your systems are protected from the latest threats, call Waterdog Computer Works at 484-580-8568 for a free network security assessment.
Phishing is a strategy for obtaining sensitive information from a business or person. This information could be usernames or passwords that grant access to your network or the credit card details of your customers. Usually, a phishing attempt will take the form of an email that persuades you to click a link. That link will either direct to you a dangerous website or kickstart the download of a malicious file.
What are phishers after exactly? The most common goal is to obtain information about the target’s identity. This could be login credentials, social security numbers, bank account details—anything that could be exploited or sold to other cybercriminals who would use the information to conduct fraudulent transactions. It is not uncommon for phishing attacks to ruin a victim’s credit and cause financial turmoil.
To protect against phishing attempts, you need an IT solutions company to monitor your networks 24/7, as well as planning in place that allows you to secure your information and recover your services immediately in the event of an attack.
One cyberattack could be all it takes to bankrupt your company. The IT experts at Waterdog Computer Works will protect your business’ sensitive data and help you avoid a security breach.
With 24/7 network monitoring, we’ll help you stay one step ahead of hackers. To get answers to your cybersecurity questions or to find out if your company is at risk of falling victim to a cyberattack, call us today at 484-580-8568 to schedule a free network security assessment.