Common Cyber Attacks targeting small business and how you can mitigate your risk

Common Cyber Attacks targeting small business and how you can mitigate your risk

New findings from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report reveals that small businesses (less than 250 employees) have become a big target for phishers. Small business were targeted in only 18% of cyber-attacks in 2011, a figure which has now grown to 43% of all phishing campaigns.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

The building services industry, like most businesses that communicate online have an exposure to phishing attempts. You will see examples of phishing everyday through spam emails found in Junk E-mail folders or captured by anti-virus software.

It is those emails that get through to our inbox that can be potentially fatal to a business. Links to malicious websites or infected attachments may allow an intruder into your system to expose you or your client’s data.

Education is key

The implementation of a proper training program which helps staff identify potential phishing scams will help reduce the likelihood of that one of your employees opens a malicious email. Start with 6 clues for spotting a fake email from


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A simple way to keep employees well informed is to subscribe to the Stay Smart Online Alert Service. CRM Brokers are a proud partner of the Australian government’s online safety website designed to help businesses understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.

If you would like any further information on the phishing and how best to educate your employees please feel free to call a CRM Broker on 1300 880 494.