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All email accounts both personal and business get phishing and fraudulent emails, however business emails are likely to get more of these types of emails, especially if your email addresses are listed in online directories, membership associations and such places. Such email have been known to put some Small Businesses out of business completely due to paying the wrong supplier, accountant, lawyer, etc, Here we discuss how you can spot these types of emails.
Attackers often get access to systems through weak account management practices, Cyber Essentials deals with this by ensuring that organisations have strong practices to protect user credentials from being compromised easily.
Often attackers watch which software with a large user base is being patched to spot which vulnerabilities they should be exploiting. They do this on the basis that they know that many users won't update for months or even years. Patching or implementing security updates (as they're often called) are a very important area of controls to protect your Business from attacks.
Most small businesses are aware that there are many cyber security risks and threats out there, but many of them cannot always figure out which ones warrant consideration and which ones don't. We provide a brief insight into which ones are worth taking seriously for most businesses regardless of where they operate and which industry they are in.