Posted by Amanda at Varay on Feb 1, 2018 11:59:44 AM

Employee education can help you avoid viruses and phishing

Employee meeting on safe internet practices | Varay, El Paso

Threat-savvy team members are one of the key elements of a secure organization.

If your employees aren’t prepared and watching for suspicious emails or websites, you’ve left yourself wide open for some expensive attacks like:

  • Viruses
  • Ransomware
  • Phishing scams

Internet safety training often falls to the bottom of the to-do list for busy organizations, but the consequences can be catastrophic.

Recently the city of El Paso fell victim to a phishing scam and had $3.3 million stolen.

But hackers and thieves don’t just target large entities — small businesses are just as vulnerable. In fact, more than three-quarters of targets are small businesses.


How careful are the people you work with?

Because most organizations struggle to fit in employee training on safe internet practices, we’re seeing some pretty scary statistics like this:

Spear phishing emails have a 36% open rate among employees.

And it’s not just foreign princes conning unsuspecting team members — email scams can be sophisticated enough to hack even the DNC.

As the threats become increasingly sneaky, businesses need to educate their staff on what to look for and how to verify safe emails and sites.


We’ve got your employee education covered

Are you ready to give your staff the tools to help you safeguard your organization?

Varay’s experts will make safe internet practices second nature for your team members.

We offer regular, up-to-date employee training so your whole team — including new hires — will be on the lookout for suspicious emails and websites.

Education is an optional (but awesome) element of our V-Secure™ suite.

Contact us today to enroll your team in V-Secure™ Security Awareness Training. 

Topics: viruses, security, phishing, email, ransomware, education