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How to Catch Plenty of Phishers

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Does your company have effective phishing protection in place or are too many hackers slipping through the net?

If the latter, you’re not alone.

Advanced malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, sophistication and severity, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) 2017 Threat Report.

At the same time, ‘rudimentary techniques and known network vulnerabilities’ continue to be used to compromise networks which lack baseline cyber security measures.

Research suggests there are plenty of those. According to a recent WatchGuard online poll, a third of small businesses don’t run any form of program to combat phishing attacks – the practice of sending fraudulent emails in order to extract confidential information including passwords, credit card details and sensitive corporate data.

It’s an extraordinary omission, given 90 per cent of cyber hacks and attacks begin with a simple phish. Ongoing...(continued)

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