Categories: General
      Date: Apr 11, 2017
     Title: Phishing


Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive such as user names, passwords, credit and bank card details, from an entity posing as a legitimate and trustworthy entity, usually via email or clicked link.

A little over two thousand years ago, Cicero noted that the security of the city could be compromised by a single “traitor within”, opening a lesser gate to the enemy. So it is today in our busy and complex IT controlled lives. Much is spent on Enterprise grade firewall solutions, network security, segregation of services, anti malware, anti virus and ransomware solutions…yet it just takes ONE user to absent-mindedly click a link…


Much like my articles on ransomware, there are some key actions that should be considered.


Ultimately, the security of your IT systems, data and IP is dependent on your staff awareness, and their regular training and updating in this regard. Keep in mind that your security solution has to win every time, the Phisher only once…

There is the occasional “win” for the good guys, where the tables are turned

Please feel free to call me, or drop me a mail if you would like me to come and chat to you and your team about this or any of your IT issues. My team and I are ready to assist you.

Anton Schutte

027 524 9995