What Helps Protect Me from Spear Phishing?

Spear phishing is another type of phishing attack in which cyber criminals specifically target certain groups of people (i.e., the elderly, a specific company or organization, etc.) in an effort to gain personal or proprietary information. A spear phishing email will be much more detailed and harder to spot than a typical phishing email. It may look like it’s coming from a co-worker, boss, or family member who knows specific details about you or your company.

The best way to protect from spear phishing is to install proper security software and updates that catch spear phishing attempts and delete them before you or your employees ever see them.

About Critical Insight

Critical Insight is the only cybersecurity-as-a-service provider that prepares, monitors and responds to cyber threats, going beyond SOC-as-a-service offerings typical of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offerings.

With a focus on organizations that deliver critical services – hospitals, local governments, utilities, school systems, and more – we provide end-to-end support to those with limited security teams or budgets to handle threats proactively and as they occur.

Based in Bremerton and Seattle, Washington, Critical Insight is a venture-backed company founded by former CISOs in the public sector. We are committed to training new analysts and providing the most up-to-date cybersecurity protection.

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