Whether you are a small- or medium-sized business, or a large corporation, educating employees on the red flags to be aware of when it comes to email is imperative. Employees should be aware of the following red flags:
Email addresses that may look questionable, such as a fake domain, misspelled name or subject line, or an address that is vaguely familiar but looks different.
Email attachments that request that you click on them that could deliver malware or other malicious content.
Links that ask you to sign in and give personal information.
Grammar mistakes that seem off.
Malicious URLs that are not secure and appear illegitimate.
Require Secure and Strong Passwords Passwords are always the first line of defense. Businesses should employ a password manager that will store and create a password for each login. The longer a password is, the better; use a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters.Use Encryption Email that is sent without encryption can be intercepted by someone with malicious intent. It's important to employ e-mail encryption software and to also make sure the connection between servers is encrypted as well. Update Software Again, we suggest always updating software so that the most recent version of security is up-to-date. Do you need help keeping your business email secure? Contact our specialists at Spectra Networks at 978.219.9752, or visit our website.