Threat actors are constantly on the lookout of organizations with weak cybersecurity to launch phishing attacks. Remember, malware prevention is possible, but only when the organization and employees work collectively. The different techniques to actually reduce phishing attacks have been mentioned in this guide that also makes a mention of 3 most destructive kinds of malware that cause the maximum damage.
- Ransomware – When released inside a system, the hacker gets control of the system and they use that access authority to lock an organization out of the network. A ransom has to be paid to get the access back with no guarantee that the information will not be misused.
- Trojan Horse – It is a software that looks genuine. If an employee clicks on a link that redirects to a malicious website that contains Trojan Horse, the software is installed in the system. The result is immediate hacking.
- Botnets – Just like work systems in an organization are connected, similarly, hackers use internet connection computers (also known as bots) to hack a device. As soon as one device is hacked, other devices running on the same router/network are hacked too.
The severity of these phishing attacks is a cause of serious concern. Nevertheless, security experts are no less. They are as brainy as hackers are. Hence, they have come up with advanced ways that can protect devices on the internet in incredible ways. All that’s needed at your end – as an organization and a responsible employee working from home – is using those tricks that have been listed below.
- VPN Network for Remote Workers
Every remote device has to go through the VPN (a Virtual Private Network). Only when the VPN finds the system to be safe that the information in the system can be accessed.
- MFA Security Technique
Adding multiple security layers in addition to the backdoor password is what is practiced in MFA (known as multi-factor authentication). The information in the system is placed behind 3 or more security layers and all those layers have to be crossed to access the information.
- Basics that Cannot be Ignored
Adopting advanced techniques doesn’t mean that you can ignore the basic techniques. The ones that we are talking about are as follows.
- Creating a strong and unique backdoor password.
- Using a password management app.
- Patching the router and installing software updates.
- Deleting old files and the software that aren’t updated by the developers.
All in all, a single security technique cannot protect a device from advanced phishing in a way that many techniques, implemented at the same time, can.