The Threat Is Real—Don't Get Hooked
Phishing is a leading cause of global data breaches—launching multiple platforms in their attack, including email, phone calls, and texts. Despite their growing threat and widespread use, many organizations are not adequately providing security awareness training to their staff or engaging in proactive measures of defense against phishing attacks.
Why Choose RedLens InfoSec for Your Phishing Program?
We design a highly customized phishing engagement to gauge your users’ ability to detect a phishing campaign from a legitimate email. Through coordination and planning with your team, these activities assess the level of awareness of even your most technical users.
Benefits of Phishing Programs
Our phishing campaigns put your employees to the test to see how they would react to an authentic phishing attack. We can even insert current events, departmental, or user-specific messaging into our phishing emails to make the campaign appear timely and more realistic.
Pinpoint vulnerable spots in your environmentEach phishing engagement measures your employees' ability to detect, respond to, and report a phishing attack.
Strenthen your defenses against a phishing attackWe test your organization's engagement with our malicious efforts to determine areas of risk and help you boost measures to defend your network against a phishing attempt.
We design a customized defense programOur dedicated team works to identify your unique needs, and designs customized phishing exercises specifically for your organization.
Access online training for your employeesWe deliver Security Awareness Online Training to your team so they will learn how to identify a phishing email and know how to avoid becoming a victim of a phishing attempt.
Assess the Security Awareness of Your Employees
As the first line of defense, your employees play a vital role in securing your data and network. Security awareness training plays a critial role in your IT security programs to ensure that employees can identify phishing threats and know the proper responses in mitigating them.
Top Phishing FAQs
Phishing is a type of cyber attack where an attacker tries to trick a user into revealing sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card details, by posing as a trustworthy entity or organization. The attacker attempts this by sending a fraudulent email or message that appears to be from a legitimate source, such as a bank or a well-known company, and often includes a link to a fake website that mimics the real one. After a user enters their information on the bogus site, the attacker can then use it for their own nefarious purposes, such as identity theft or financial fraud. Phishing attacks can be very sophisticated and difficult to detect, which is why it is important to be vigilant and cautious when receiving unexpected emails or messages. Always verify the legitimacy of the sender and website before providing any sensitive information.
Spear phishing is a type of targeted phishing attack where the attacker sends personalized, misleading emails or messages to specific individuals or organizations in order to deceive them into divulging sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card numbers, or to perform some other harmful action.
Unlike traditional phishing attacks, which rely on a generic message sent to a large number of people, spear phishing attacks are highly targeted and tailored to the individual or organization being targeted. The attacker may use information gathered from social media profiles, online job postings, or other sources to make the message appear more legitimate and convincing.
Spear phishing attacks are often used to gain unauthorized access to computer systems, steal sensitive data, or spread malware. They can be difficult to detect and can have serious consequences, including financial loss, identity theft, and damage to an individual or organization's reputation. It is important to be vigilant and cautious when receiving unsolicited messages, especially from unknown sources, and to take steps to protect personal and sensitive information.
Vishing is a type of social engineering scam that uses voice communication technology, such as telephone calls or voice messages, to trick individuals into revealing sensitive or confidential information.
The term "vishing" is derived from "voice phishing," which is a reference to the use of phishing techniques in a voice-based context. The goal of vishing attacks is to gain access to personal information, such as credit card numbers, bank account details, or social security numbers, which can be used for fraudulent activities.
Vishing attacks often involve the use of automated voice messages that prompt individuals to provide information by pressing specific buttons or speaking responses. In some cases, the attackers may pose as representatives of legitimate organizations, such as banks or government agencies, to gain the trust of their targets.
To protect against vishing, it is important to be cautious when receiving unexpected calls or messages from unknown sources, and to avoid providing personal information unless it can be verified that the request is legitimate. Additionally, individuals should regularly monitor their financial accounts for unauthorized activity and report any suspicious activity to their financial institution.
Whale phishing, also known as spear-phishing, is a type of phishing attack that is targeted specifically at high-profile individuals within an organization, such as senior executives, high-level managers, or other individuals with access to sensitive information or financial resources.
A common indicator of a phishing attempt is an unsolicited email or message that attempts to trick you into clicking a link, downloading an attachment, or entering your personal information.
Here are some common indicators of a phishing attempt:
- Urgency: The message creates a sense of urgency, threatening that you will lose access to an account or suffer a consequence if you do not act immediately.
- Suspicious sender: The email is from an unknown sender or an address that does not match the company or organization it claims to represent.
- Poor grammar and spelling: Phishing emails often contain errors in spelling, grammar, or syntax.
- Suspicious links: The email contains a link that seems suspicious, or the hyperlink text does not match the URL destination.
- Requests for personal information: The email requests sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details, or social security numbers.
- Unusual attachments: The email contains an unusual attachment or asks you to download a file or software.
If you receive an email or message that displays one or more of these indicators, it is likely a phishing attempt. To stay safe, do not click on any links or attachments, and do not provide any personal information. Instead, contact the company or organization directly to verify the legitimacy of the message.
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