Phishing is one of the top methods that cybercriminals use to gain access to networks and steal sensitive information, most frequently by disguising a phishing email as a legitimate email from an employer, government agency, or other organization. An attacker’s goal is to compromise systems to obtain usernames, passwords, and other account and/or financial data.
Remote employees may be particularly susceptible to these scams when receiving more communication electronically than ever. In fact, the 2020 Mid-Year Horizon Report highlighted how phishing emails tripled in number during one of the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s important that healthcare organizations understand the continued threat of phishing emails. They should be prioritizing solutions such as email encryption, link protection, attachment sandboxing, and security awareness and training. Consistent training and monitoring will keep these threats in check.
Managed Phishing & Education services from Fortified helps organizations prioritize strong email encryption and train employees to spot phishing scams. Fortified Health Security provides complete education from setup, creation, and deployment through management, testing of client targets, and phishing simulations.
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