Phishing Attacks Checklist

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Phishing Attacks Checklist

Small business phishing attacks always question suspicious or unusual requests.

Important to scan for malware and change passwords as soon as possible if you suspect a phishing attack.

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We have created a few checklists to help Small Business Cyber Security.

Phishing Attacks Checklist

Suspicious or unusual requests.
Account Configuration

Staff should only have basic email privileges so the lowest level rights needed to perform their job.

Administrator accounts have many more access rights if unauthorised access is achieved can be far more damaging than basic user account.

Use Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) attackers won’t be able to access your account even if they know your passwords.

Operating Procedure

Think about your usual working procedures and how you can help make common tricks less likely to succeed.

Examples: Unusual requests / Invoices, Impersonating banks

Report Suspicious Emails

If any suspicion you must take steps to scan for malware and change passwords immediately.

Signs of Phishing

Phishing emails fit a certain mould so can look out for a number of warning signs.

Signs of Phishing attack checklist

Digital Footprint

Attackers use publicly available information to make their phishing messages more convincing.

This can be from your website or social media accounts.

Frequently asked questions
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    People get distracted, and when something gets forgotten, it’s much harder to recover than if they’d completed the task right in the first place.

    Guidance every step of the way makes sure something is completed perfectly every time.

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    Checklist software allows you to document every step of a process to be used over and over again.

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