Phishing is one of the most prevalent methods of breaching organisations’ cyber defences. You can have the best cyber security in the industry, but it only takes one ill-considered click and it’s all over. The ‘Human Firewall’ is your final line of defence when all other mechanisms have failed. If a phishing email is sitting in an employee’s inbox, it’s down to their security awareness to prevent disaster.
Anyone’s who’s used email over the years will be familiar the wide range of fake communications that encourage us to hand over our sensitive data – known as ‘phishing’ – and measures for identifying and securing against such communications are now an established part of cyber security best practice.
Cyber security is both more complex and more critical than ever before. For organisations ranging from start-ups to global leaders, an increasingly complex range of threats must be given careful consideration, as customers expect clear evidence that their sensitive data will always remain fully secure.
With so many factors to consider, and new ones appearing on a near-daily basis, developing robust cyber security can seem like an overwhelming prospect at first. Fortunately, the Cyber Essentials scheme provides a proven, recognised roadmap for establishing a true security culture within companies, helping them stay several steps ahead of global bad actors.