What “bad things” can happen when a successful phishing attack gives outsiders access to company networks and computers?

Short Newsletter Item: The Dangers of Biting on a Phish

Write a short “newsletter” article (3 to 5 paragraphs) for the non-technical managers and employees at Sifers-Grayson to explain the following:

(a) What is Phishing? (Focus on phishing emails and targeted attacks that include spear phishing and whaling.)

(b) What “bad things” can happen when a successful phishing attack gives outsiders access to company networks and computers?

(c) How can employees avoid “biting” on a “phish?”

(d) How should employees report phishing attacks? Why is immediate reporting critical to stopping the attackers?

Since this article is for a newsletter, you may use an informal but professional tone (address the reader as “you,” use “we” and “our” to refer to the organization’s perspective). The focus of the article should be upon changing how people think about and respond to computer security incidents. Humor is good but should not lessen the severity of the problem.

Provide in-text citations and references for 3 or more authoritative sources. Put the reference list at the end of your article.

Resources

 

Sifers‐Grayson Site Survey &  Security Posture Assessment (see attachment).

 

· Windows Defender SmartScreen FAQ- https://feedback.smartscreen.microsoft.com/smartscreenfaq.aspx

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    Sifers-GraysonOverviewPresentationSlidesv2.pdf
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    2014_Book_TheInfoSecHandbook.pdf

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