G-Suite – Security by Default
Ever been fooled by an email? Extreme phishing is on the rise – and we don’t mean the type done the North-East’s very own, Robson Green. Security concerns are at an all time high. More and more specific email phishing wars being waged on companies of all different sizes. According to PhishMe’s Enterprise Phishing Resiliency and Defense Report, phishing attempts have grown 65% in the last year.
On Wednesday, Google announced that G-Suite is implementing new security features by default, including advanced anti-phishing capabilities. This might not seem like too much of a big update as a person that’s been using email for years. However, as a business owner, trust us, it is. As security threats evolve, we’re now seeing more targeted attempts. The usual blanket “Sign in to update your payment details”, emails still appear. However, now, companies may be selected for something more sinister. Something G-Suite is working hard to weed out.
The internet security term Spear Phishing is becoming popular when a campaign is targeted at a specific person or company. At CloudARM, we’ve recently seen email threats that are crafted in such a way as to fool the recipient into thinking they’ve received an internal email from a superior. This might be from someone like a finance manager or someone you trust. Usually asking you to pay something as soon as possible – including a forged PDF invoice, an online bill, or just a transfer to a colleague’s account.
These emails are VERY convincing. To a member of staff that may be seeing 150 emails a day, it contains all the hallmarks of a real email. Email address is correct, links are correct, it’s a supplier used by your company, there’s an email signature. What is wrong? It’s hard to pinpoint things like this, but with the correct systems and training, you’ll know.
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