Why Do Your Employees Need Cybersecurity Training?
Almost all cyberattacks are made possible through human error, and that's why it's extremely important to educate not only yourself, but also your employees on current security practices and information.
Cybercriminals are skilled hackers who can easily find your organization's vulnerabilities and exploit them. Any area or individual can be the main target for a cyberattack, so it's crucial for your team to always be on the same page.
Although it is often low to mid-tier employees that are often targeted for phishing attacks, many cybercriminals are using these employees to get to the senior management levels in any sized business or company.
So although many employees may receive the brunt of the many phishing emails, cybercriminals are typically trying to go after the big 'phish' through them. We can understand this as 'whaling.' If a cybercriminal is able to obtain information from a junior staff position, they could potentially use that as a false front to access corporate information from senior staff.
How Can This Happen?
Nowadays, many company websites showcase their employees or senior management in their 'about us' section and typically share information such as their email, phone number, position in the company, and past experience. This makes it super easy for cybercriminals to gain an entry point of attack.