Don’t get reeled in! Data Phishing Awareness

Business owners and their employees need to be aware of phishing as it is one of the most common threats in today’s digital landscape. In everything you do online, always keep in mind that phishing may be lurking “just around the corner” of your computer. Think before you click! Be observant so you can spot phishing emails before it's too late.

What is Phishing?

Phishing refers to an attempt to steal someone’s confidential information. Typically credentials, bank account details, credit card numbers, SSNs and other related personal information is what they are after. If you fall victim to phishing attacks, cybercriminals can gain access to your personal accounts, steal more of your data, and wipe out your bank account.

Adding layers of security will go a long way in protecting sensitive data. We have tailored 6 basic tips in spreading Data Phishing Awareness:

  1. Verify sender information: Check the sender's email address for legitimacy. Be cautious of emails from unknown or suspicious addresses.
  2. Use two-factor authentication: Enable 2FA for added security on your accounts.
  3. Educate yourself and others: Learn about common phishing tactics and share tips with friends and family.
  4. Don't click unknown links: Avoid clicking links or downloading attachments from unfamiliar sources.
  5. Beware of urgent requests: Be wary of emails or messages that create a sense of urgency and pressure you to act quickly.
  6. Report suspicious activity: If you suspect phishing, report it to the right authorities promptly.


The saying "Prevention is better than cure" applies to protecting your sensitive data. Putting together different tools and programs is crucial in preventing cybercriminals from getting into your network. Paul Jackson, CEO and Cybersecurity Specialist of Jackson Technologies has witnessed different damages caused by phishing attacks. Our team can help your organization mitigate the risk.

Plan ahead and start your cyber strategy before it’s too late!