BIRMINGHAM, Alabama November 9, 2017 –ThreatAdvice a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of cybersecurity education and assessments announced today that it is providing free phishing assessments to companies now through December 31, 2017. Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target is contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure an individual into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.
ThreatAdvice will send carefully customized phishing emails to a company’s employees and will report vulnerabilities back to the appropriate executives. The ThreatAdvice Phishing Report will highlight areas of weakness and will help to identify employees who may need additional cybersecurity education and training.
According to ThreatAdvice, signs within an email that can indicate a phishing attempt include: grammatical errors, a spoofed link, special site login instructions, a sender address that does not match the source of the email and generic language such as “Dear Customer” instead of personalization.
“All cybercrime is on the rise and small to mid-sized business are just as big of targets as big businesses are,” said David Brasfield, chief executive officer of ThreatAdvice. “Unfortunately employees who are not properly educated on cybersecurity can pose a huge threat to a company’s overall network security. Accurately identifying weaknesses is the first step in fighting cybercrime and actively educating personnel is the next step,” Brasfield said.
Companies who want to take advantage of ThreatAdvice’s Complimentary Phishing Assessment should contact the company at activate(at)threatadvice(dot)com or call 800.915.3381.
ThreatAdvice was founded in 2016 to provide companies of all types with comprehensive cybersecurity protection by offering tools to educate employees on good cyber practices, help identify and respond to an attack, simulate cyberattacks, and insure against potential attacks. For more information visit threatadvice.com, email info(at)threatadvice(dot)com or contact the company at 1.800.915.3381.
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