It’s 8 a.m. I sit down at my desk, open my email, scroll through my inbox and respond to any important action items.
It’s part of my morning routine. I bet yours looks similar as well.
However, as I go through my inbox on this particular day, I’m reading it differently. I’m actively searching (versus the old…*spilling my coffee and doing a quick scan while I wipe up the mess I just made*).
I look at who each email is from. Do I recognize this sender? Why are they sending me something? What’s the subject line? Can I see (without opening) if there are any attachments? I ask myself..”could this be a potential phishing attempt?”
These thoughts rarely crossed my mind during my morning email scan prior to being hired at SecureABC. By simply increasing my awareness, I reduced the risk of a cyber attack by 45-75%.
Now, I read all of my inboxes differently (my personal included). I’m not mindlessly clicking on emails.
I understand the risk and potential threat that comes along with that behavior (human behavior is involved in over 95% of cybersecurity breaches).
Avoid the risk. Establish a culture of cyber security within your company today.
Let’s make security part of your story!
– Grace Kasbohm
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