Unfortunately, significant events like the COVID-19 pandemic typically lead to a rise in phishing attacks that leverage the ongoing situation to fool people into providing confidential information or downloading malicious software. Now is a good time to remember a few key characteristics of phishing attacks to help prevent being a victim of a phishing attack.
Above all, now is the time to heighten your awareness and trust your gut. If you have any doubts about a message, ask a professional to help you discern its authenticity. Finally, if you're not already enrolled in a security awareness training service that includes simulated phishing, now would be a great time to implement such a program.
Nic Cofield is the Director of Client Services at Jackson Thornton Technologies. He can be reached at email@example.com
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