Cyber Awareness Month - Week 2
Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month stresses the importance of being wary of emails, text messages or chat boxes that come from a stranger or someone you were not expecting. Think before you click on any suspicious emails, links or attachments and make sure to report any suspicious emails if you can!
Phishing attacks and scams have thrived since the COVID pandemic began in 2020 and today, phishing attacks account for more than 80 percent of reported security incidents.
Email is an effective way for criminals to send malware or scams to an unsuspecting victim and text-based threats are rising as more people do more on mobile devices.If you are even a little bit suspicious of a text message or email–do not click. Report it to Support Central.
Security Awareness Episodes
1. Phishing and Ransomware
Phishing is a tool and method attackers use to try and coerce people into clicking on a malicious site or download, potentially leading to a security issue. Ransomware is an especially dangerous consequence of falling for a phishing attempt.
Vishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of making phone calls or leaving voice messages purporting to be from reputable companies in order to trick individuals to reveal personal information, such as bank details and credit card numbers.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has tip sheets to help you stay safe online including: