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Would you click? 4 tips so your employees don’t do it anyway

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During a conference, your employees receive this innocent question by email, from a reliable-looking address.

Are they clicking?

Then there is a chance that they might be retrieving ransomware or a virus or having to log in to a fake login page with all the consequences. That’s how hackers are dragging these days. You can hardly blame your employees for gardens there.

Avoid unwanted click behavior

Cyber criminals are getting smarter. Almost 91 of the data breaches occur because an employee clicks on the wrong link.

And employees too often fall into it: as many as 30 of employees open mails from cyber criminals, 10 clicks on links or attachments.

In many cases, it is about links in emails that have been drawn up more and more professionally. For example, those who click on the link retrieve malware that allows data to be stolen or systems shut down.

But there are more than enough ways to ensure that your company remains protected from this kind of click behavior.

Our tips:

1. Mail a
test attack
At least 80 of Dutch companies indicates that phishing is affected. Send yourself a simulated phishing email with a link to employees, for example about a new expense scheme. This allows you to see who clicks on the link at all, which offers another great opportunity to raise awareness about right click behavior. CloudConnected Security Awareness allows us to take this out of our hands and train employees periodically.

2. Note the email address of
the sender
Fake Mails increasingly containnormal language and (apparently) have a reliable sender, such as an established company. But the email address is always a crazy derivative of a real company name.

3. Distrust a general
An organisation that really knows you, your company or an employee will not use a general raise as “Dear Gentleman/Madam”.

4. Use software that
detects threats
With special software, you can make sure that when someone clicks an infected link it can’t cause damage. For example, Microsoft has a service where a link is automatically checked in a specialized data center. An infected link cannot be opened by the users and the one who still clicks receives a warning screen.

Hackers are doing more and more crazy things to get into your system. Therefore, be wary of you.

With all this knowledge in your pocket you know what to do and only the question remains: would you click?