Phishing is one of the most common ways data is compromised, exploiting the one aspect of your business that can’t be locked down – your staff!

The most recent 2022 report from the OAIC (Office of the Australian Information Commissioner) showed that phishing was the top 3 cause of cyber incidents in Australia.

From our experience, most of these attacks are elaborate social engineering traps that lean into distinctive knowledge about your staff’s roles, responsibilities and points of authority.

OAIC Cyber Incident Breakdown December 2022 Showing 23% of all attacks were by phishing

Source: OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches Report: July – December 2022

So what is phishing and how do you defend against it?

Education is actually your best line of defence. To help with this, Microsoft have produced the following video to teach you about phishing and how to spot a phishing email so you and your teams don’t get caught out!

Video Source: Microsoft

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