Phishing-as-a-Service refers not only to the prevention of phishing but also to the offering of advanced online packages to criminals, by criminals. It is, therefore, a new business model. Unfortunately, the cloud-based “as-a-service” branch is not only used for good purposes. The reason this service is offered is that cybercriminals often need to have knowledge of HTML to develop their phishing emails. This requires knowledge of bypassing SPF, DKIM, or DMARC. These are all mechanisms of email providers that can determine whether the email is genuine.
Fortunately, there is also an upside to PhaaS. Namely, the service for providing services that make employees and relationships aware of phishing. Justspark offers, among other things, training that ensures your employees recognize and report phishing. Not only does this provide your employees with a safe working environment, but it also gives them the tools to deal with it.
As an organization, you must ensure that employees are not tempted to respond to any form of phishing. It is, therefore, important to take measures to prevent your organization from becoming a victim of phishing. Fortunately, there are many tools to minimize this as much as possible:
● Take security measures such as anti-malware and web filtering;
● Create a strong password policy with multi-factor authentication;
● Keep systems and software up to date;
● Invest in training, such as phishing simulations.
By combining the right security measures, providing knowledge to your employees, and regular communication about phishing, you reduce the chance of a successful attack. Human errors, in particular, can help criminals, making it important to arm your employees with the right knowledge.
Organizations often do not immediately realize that they have become the target of phishing, or this is only discovered at a late stage. To prevent this, it is crucial to take preventive measures, scan systems, and set security measures. But what if you find out that you have indeed become a victim? Then swift action is essential.
It is important to immediately block and report the sender, if traceable, to warn other organizations. Inform your IT team or department. Check your accounts, change your passwords, and perform a thorough scan for malware on your computer. Then it is important to monitor your data closely. Knowing that a criminal organization has access to your data can cause a lot of unrest, but it is important to remain calm and act purposefully.
At Justspark, we are not only ready to help organizations prevent phishing, but also to actively contribute when they become victims or suspect they are victims. Whether you are a small business owner or a large government institution, our IT specialists are ready to identify, resolve, and prevent future incidents.
Our PhaaS training is specially designed to familiarize employees with various aspects of phishing. With the rise of hybrid work models, social control between colleagues and the ability to quickly review has become less obvious. At Justspark, we offer anti-phishing training that makes your organization more aware of the threats posed by fake and harmful emails. Phishing emails are becoming increasingly sophisticated and more difficult to distinguish from legitimate messages.
The standard tricks, such as “YoUr pAckAgE iS HeRe,” no longer work. Nowadays, attackers try to impersonate “colleagues” or “managers” asking for your expertise. Sometimes they pretend to send messages on behalf of agencies like the Chamber of Commerce, claiming that an error has occurred in the VAT return. Our training focuses on teaching effective methods to recognize and avoid these complex forms of phishing.
In response to these developments, we have started experimenting with new training methods, which has led to the introduction of a phishing simulation. With this program, we send fake emails to employees challenging them to critically look at the sender, possible spelling mistakes, and the authenticity of the content. If an employee nonetheless fills in data via a link, they are redirected to a page with feedback and useful tips on recognizing phishing. Our goal is not to reprimand employees but to make them aware of the dangers of phishing.
We also offer customized training in which your team learns in detail how to distinguish real messages from fake ones. They can also learn to identify suspicious messages on apps, text messages, and social media. Interested in our custom templates and training? We are happy to send you more information in an authentic email!