Hear a warning about why phishing is successful.
- [Instructor] Phishing attacks work because the messages…are very believable and convincing.…We need to learn to never take the bait.…Phishing attacks are designed to cause an emotional response…and cause us concern that a problem might exist…that needs our attention.…It is common to see management supporting the cost of…implementing security solutions to help…prevent phishing attacks,…but phishing messages do get through sometimes.…Phishing attacks are dangerous and must be controlled…to prevent events which may damage the reputation…of a company or it's valuable resources.…
We need to remember to not overreact to an email message…or instant message when it is received.…As we've seen, the costs of successful phishing attacks…can be extremely high.…Identity theft is a real possibility and we now find…companies that exist specifically to help protect…an individual's identity and credit…due to the frequency of successful phishing attacks.…Be very careful about what personal information…you make public on social media sites…
Phishing is successful when an email message persuades a person to take an action or reveal information which should not be disclosed. Whaling focuses on high-profile targets such as executives, politicians, and celebrities. Learn about the tactics used in phishing and whaling, and view some examples so that you can identify suspicious emails and network intrusions. Then learn how to reduce your risk and put protections in place to help mitigate these threats.
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- What is phishing?
- Types of phishing, including cat phishing, spear phishing, and vishing
- Phishing examples
- What is whaling?
- How to reduce phishing and whaling with technology and procedures