In our last three blogs, we’ve covered the various ways in which cybercrime can have an economic impact on a company. We have discussed the risks associated with many forms of malware. We have issued a warning regarding the most recent cybersecurity threats that can cause widespread damage to small businesses. As the trend of employees working remotely gains momentum, we have also explored the cybersecurity risks that come with this practice. All these debates have one thing in common: they are about phishing. If a phishing assault is successful, the network will be open to all the other forms of online danger we’ve discussed. For this reason, you and your staff must be prepared to respond to social media phishing attacks in the workplace. Have your team take this test to see how well they understand how to avoid being tricked by phishing scams.
Check Your Knowledge of Social Media Phishing with This Quick Quiz
Carefully read each statement and mark them as TRUE or FALSE.
- It’s safe to click on social media links and messages at work.
- A lot of phishing attacks use publicly available information.
- Social media phishing attacks target only individuals, not organizations.
- A cybersecurity risk assessment reveals the weak areas in your company’s security strategy.
- A ransomware attack occurs once every 40 seconds.
- Smaller businesses have a lower risk of being attacked by hackers.
- Malware and virus protection is more important than employee cybersecurity training.
- Cybersecurity insurance can save your business.
- 2-Factor authentication is extra security for account logins.
- Working from home and working from the office are equally safe.
Phishing Quiz Answers
1. False. Even if your company has a reliable cybersecurity system in place, it’s never 100% certain, so be conscious and vigilant if you want your data and network to stay secure.
2. True. Most of the time, cybercriminals use information readily available to the public. Therefore, we should be prudent in revealing information, even if it seems harmless. Hackers might use anything that you put out as a tool for infiltrating your confidential files.
3. False. Phishing attacks used to target individuals, but the hackers that use this method have now leveled up and are also targeting organizations, even multinational companies.
4. True. You don’t have to wait for an actual phishing attack to gauge the strength or weakness of your defenses. An MSP can give you a thorough cybersecurity risk assessment to identify the weak spots you must work on.
5. True. Ransomware attacks are much more frequent than people realize. Businesses are probably being targeted, but hackers haven’t launched an attack yet.
6. False. Smaller businesses are at a greater risk because they often have weaker defenses against phishing and online threats.
7. False. Both are very important and go hand-in-hand in an effective cybersecurity strategy.
8. True. Some business owners forego getting cybersecurity insurance, thinking it might be an unnecessary expense. But if you fall victim to a security breach, it can cost you upwards of $50,000, and cyber insurance can help cover such amounts.
9. True. 2-Factor Login is much harder for hackers to penetrate than single-step login, and much more secure.
10. False. While there is plenty we can do to make working from home safer, it is still not nearly as secure as working from the office, where software updates and router upgrades are more easily done.
Evaluating the Results
Did you get a 10? If so, you have the knowledge and skills to deal with any online attack! Warding off phishing attacks on social media will be a cinch!
If your office received a low score, it just implies that further training is required, which we are happy to provide. As a full-service managed service provider, we offer an expert cybersecurity team to prepare your business for cyberattacks by teaching your employees how to spot and avoid them. Get in touch with us if you’re interested.