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What Is Spear Phishing?

Spear Phishing or phishing (fishing) scams send fraudulent emails to elicit passwords and confidential data through deception. Spear phishing is especially dangerous because the emails appear legitimate and trick users into clicking on links or submitting information on websites that look real. That information is then used to access financial records, corporate servers, and other secured online resources.

Countering Attacks Against Your Business

Phishing is a serious problem for many companies and can present significant threats to the security of your servers and systems. Spear phishing targets individuals within your company and often involves the use of specific information designed to make their targets believe that the email comes from a trusted source. At Beyond I.T., we start with a free assessment to determine your vulnerability to spear phishing attacks. The baseline assessment works by sending out a controlled spear phishing email to show how many employees clicked on it or entered confidential information. If you do have a problem, we can provide you with Security Awareness Training to assist your company in preventing email-based spear phishing attacks.

The Right Training Solutions

Beyond I.T. can provide you with regular testing and training for staff at all levels within your organization. This can provide the knowledge and techniques needed to identify and prevent email-based spear phishing attempts from succeeding. By teaching your staff what to watch out for when evaluating messages that appear to come from your organization or from financial institutions outside your company, you can give them the tools to prevent phishing from endangering your employees or your business interests.

Expert Cyber Security Investigations

If your company has been the victim of spear phishing attacks, we can provide you with the proven computer forensics solutions needed to identify the source, scope, and impact of the attack to help you determine if a public disclosure is needed. We can then assist you in securing your network and servers against future attempts at unauthorized access. We work with you throughout the process to ensure that your digital assets are protected against theft and misuse.

At Beyond I.T., we offer comprehensive cybersecurity investigations and services for your business or legal firm. If you need expert help with spear phishing or other malware attacks, call us today at 713-586-1846. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.