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E-mails from External Sources Warning

By 7 September 2021 No Comments
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Above: An example of an anti-phishing measure employed by many companies around the world

While discussing new and clever ways of improving the cyber-security of our customers and ourselves, one thing that came up was how to differentiate between an e-mail actually sent from one of your colleagues vs one that appears to be (but isn’t).

One example we have seen of this (fortunately usually found in the junk folder) was an e-mail apparently from a director of the company, requesting to be advised of the company’s bank account balance. At a quick glance it seemed legitimate, but upon closer inspection the inaccuracies became apparent. In this case, the e-mail address was identified to be from an external source.

In response, we have deployed a solution in-house that we know many of you will find useful: automatic addition of a banner to e-mails advising that it has come from an external source. Due to the visual nature of the banner, this is a very effective way of preventing one of these emails being actioned, and we think a great addition to the security of the company’s data.

If you are worried about your cyber-security in general, or want to take the next step in protecting your company, please do not hesitate to contact us and see what we can do for you.

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