Protect Your Small or Medium-Sized Business from Phishing Scams
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Phishing scams are a major threat to small and medium-sized businesses. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, it's becoming more difficult to detect phishing emails. According to the FBI, phishing scams caused over $54 million in losses in 2020 alone. Protecting your business from phishing scams is critical, and partnering with Applied Integration can help you do that.
What is a Phishing Scam?
Phishing scams are fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information from businesses and individuals, such as passwords, usernames, and credit card details. Phishing scams often disguise themselves as trustworthy entities, such as financial institutions or well-known companies. They use urgency to pressure you into clicking a link or downloading an attachment that could install malware on your device.
Examples of Phishing Scams:
Some of the most common phishing scams include:
Fake invoice scams: attackers send fraudulent invoices to businesses, hoping that they'll pay them without realizing that they're not legitimate.
IRS impersonation scams: attackers pretend to be from the IRS, demanding immediate payment or threatening legal action.
Social media phishing scams: attackers create fake social media accounts to trick users into providing personal information.
CEO fraud scams: attackers impersonate executives or senior-level staff in a business, requesting a wire transfer or sensitive information.
COVID-19 phishing scams: attackers use the pandemic to create phishing emails that prey on people's fears and vulnerabilities.
The Ramifications of Falling for a Phishing Scam:
Why Work with a Managed Service Provider (MSP)?
Partnering with Applied Integration can help your business protect itself against phishing scams.
We can provide:
Employee training on how to identify and avoid phishing scams: We have videos that teach your staff how to identify phishing emails, what to do if they receive one, and how to report them.
Advanced security solutions, such as email filtering and endpoint protection: We can provide cutting-edge security solutions that detect and block phishing emails before they reach your inbox.
Proactive monitoring and maintenance to detect and prevent security threats: We can monitor your network for signs of phishing attacks and take proactive measures to prevent them.
Rapid response to security incidents: We can provide rapid response to security incidents, minimizing the impact of a successful phishing attack.
Phishing scams are a growing threat to small and medium-sized businesses. Don't let your business become a victim of cybercriminals. Partner with Applied Integration to protect your business and give yourself peace of mind. Contact us today to learn more.