Secure network infrastructure is an important part of your cyber security. Firewalls, Switches, Backup Devices and more are all important to keep hackers away.

Despite these advanced in technology, hackers know there is one point in your cyber security that will always be vulnerable: Users

Using Social Engineering, a method of gaining credentials via manipulating endpoint users. Even the best trained employees can fall victim to a custom-made phishing email.

Malicious hackers can scour the internet for everything about you, including your habits and interests.

All of your social media profiles can help a criminal to form the perfect point of attack on you.

How to protect your business

To prevent social engineering threats from hurting your bottom-line, here are some quick tips:

1 Frequently change your passwords. Cyber criminals will try to use your social media profiles against you by guessing your password based on your social media habits and interests. Make sure to make your passwords complex and have them expire.


2 Train your employees to not only recognize phishing attacks, but report them as well. It’s important to be able to spot phishing attacks such as malicious attachments, malicious links, fake websites, and impersonations. You can help your entire organization by reporting the phishing attack to your MSP and your colleagues, hackers may try to trick them too!


3 Protect Your Data! No one will be able to stop every cyber attack that hits your business. It’s important that data is segmented, backed up, replicated, and monitored. When an attack does happen, your business needs to be prepared.

Regardless of your organization’s size, NetConnect can help you mitigate the chances that a cyber attack inflicts serious harm to your business.


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