Tech Tip: Protect Yourself from Phishing

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Email phishing is a prevalent cybersecurity threat that targets individuals and organizations, aiming to steal sensitive information or spread malware. Subcontractors, as integral parts of various projects or organizations, need to be vigilant against phishing attempts to safeguard their own data and that of their clients


  1. Verify Sender Identity: Check the sender’s email address for misspellings or variations. Phishers often pose as legitimate entities.
  1. Caution with Links and Attachments: Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unsolicited emails. Hover over links to preview the URL.
  1. Scrutinize Email Content: Look for grammatical errors, unusual formatting, and generic greetings. Verify suspicious emails through other channels.
  1. Beware of Urgent Requests: Phishers often create a sense of urgency. Verify the authenticity of requests before responding or clicking on links.
  1. Use Security Software: Keep your antivirus and antimalware software updated to detect and prevent phishing attempts.
  1. Educate and Train: Stay informed about phishing techniques and conduct regular training sessions to raise awareness among colleagues.
  1. Report Suspected Phishing: Report suspected phishing emails to your IT department or security team immediately.

By following these tips, subcontractors can reduce the risk of falling victim to phishing attacks and maintain a secure digital environment. Stay cautious and informed.

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