The Best Security Advice from Leading Experts

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22
Next The Best Security Advice from Leading Experts-5 Next

Educate Employees About Phishing Attacks

Tools like Google's Password Alert help battle phishing attacks by warning users if they are typing their password on an unsecure website. But a quarter of phishing emails are still being opened. People need to be better informed about how phishing scams work. So what can be done to lessen the problem of phishing scams?

Sue Marquette Poremba suggests:

"Applications like Password Alert will certainly help, but it really comes down to education. Teaching users to recognize a phishing scam should be done on a regular basis – regular being monthly or quarterly. Once-a-year security training sessions simply don't work anymore. It helps, too, to make users more invested in the damage. If they know that their information is at risk, as well as company data, they may have second thoughts on opening a potential scam email. It is more important that users understand the damage that can be caused by a single phishing email and have improved knowledge on how to recognize a scam versus a real email."

Read more at Why We Still Struggle with Email Phishing Scams.

Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.

In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
More Slideshows

biometrics Biometrics: Moving Far Beyond Fingerprints

Biometrics are changing the way we think about security. Here are some of the more innovative ways biometrics are being used and what we can expect in the future. ...  More >>

Privacy rollback Security Pros Give Their Opinions on ISP Data Privacy Rollback

IT staff, organization leaders, and the average citizen have all expressed levels of concern over the FCC about-face in regard to ISP privacy. Here’s what the security experts say. ...  More >>

IT security skills 7 Top Skills for Security Pros

Executives at several top tech firms outline the skills they need now and in the near future, including IaaS and IoT security expertise. Other skills listed may surprise you. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.