Security Awareness

Phishing

What is phishing?

Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.

The information is then used to access important accounts and can result in identity theft and financial loss.

The best defense against this cybercrime is to train your employees to recognize these attacks and report them.  What should they look for?  The image below from KnowBe4 shows 22 red flags commonly found in phishing attempts:

22 red flags
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Illuminate Your Network Blindspots

If you can't identify the source of a problem it's impossible to solve it. Poor network visibility is not only a big risk to your organization’s security, it also threatens employee productivity, and makes it difficult to manage everyday nuisances like downtime and bottlenecks. Retail and IT Consulting has partnered with WatchGuard Technologies to provide businesses with complete visibility across their entire network. World class visualization services include:

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Having visibility into your network is the first step to defending it. Retail and IT Consulting provides businesses with the network security solutions they need to illuminate their networks.

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