What is Phishing in Cybersecurity?

Phishing in cybersecurity refers to email scams perpetrated by cybercriminals in an effort to steal personal and financial data or to infect a person or company’s computer or network with a virus in an effort to collect a ransom.

Cybersecurity specialists try to help consumers and organizations avoid falling victim to these types of phishing attacks by educating users on common types of phishing emails, how to differentiate between real websites and fake ones set up by the scammers, and how to report phishing schemes when they see them. This is especially important for companies and employees in financial, healthcare, and government industries that deal with a lot of private and sensitive data.

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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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