Protecting Your Practice from Cybersecurity Threats
Our digital landscape is constantly evolving, and it is crucial to remain vigilant against a wide array of sophisticated cybersecurity threats. In recent years, there has been an alarming rise in impersonation attacks – where cybercriminals disguise themselves as trusted accounts or organizations to deceive unsuspecting recipients – as well as business email compromise attempts, which can result in fraudulent financial transactions and unauthorized access to sensitive data.
To strengthen your defenses against these threats, it is important that you and your organization adopt proactive measures. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Stringent email authentication protocols – Implementing protocols to verify the legitimacy of incoming messages and identify fraudulent ones.
- Multi-Factor Authentication – Enhancing security with multiple authentication layers and robust password management practices to help protect business emails and other vital sites and programs.
- Employee Training: Conducting regular training sessions with your employees on how to recognize and report potential impersonation attacks and business email compromise attempts.
By fostering a culture of heightened awareness and equipping ourselves with the necessary knowledge, we can all help mitigate the risks associated with these evolving digital threats.
Helpful Resources (links to consider):
- 8 Email Security Best Practices You Need to Know in 2022 | inspiredlearning.com
- The 7 red flags of phishing | Get Cyber Safe
- Guidance to Detect and Prevent BEC Attacks | IANS Research
- Why multi-factor authentication is an essential part of cyber security | Get Cyber Safe
- Boost your protection against common cyber threats | Get Cyber Safe
- Best practices for passphrases and passwords (ITSAP.30.032) | Canadian Centre for Cyber Security