1 in 136 emails contain malicious attachments | Fake invoices and delivery notifications are the most likely delivery methods for threats. | Email-delivered Ransomware damages exceeded $5 Billion last year alone.
A companies mail control technology can only protect against email threats to a point, and so businesses rely on staff awareness to manage email threats. Every day new Information Security threats emerge, and the vast majority of these threats get into a business by common old email. We need you to be our best line of defence.
Golden rules when dealing with emails:
Attachments cause the biggest business risk, so please think very carefully about what you might be opening, where you’re sending it, and who you’re sending it to.
Are you expecting the email? Is it relevant? If not, delete it.
If something looks suspicious, or too good to be true…it probably is.
Remember, if you think you’ve opened a malicious email, contact your Information Security Team just in case.