There seems to never be an end to the stream of new cyber threats being thrown at us and our user base. Most people are starting to be more aware of phishing scams, but are your users up to speed on “smishing”? Smishing is a term used in reference cyber scams delivered through SMS (text) messaging to smartphones. Please share the following with your corporate users:Bad guys are increasingly targeting you through your smartphone. They send texts that trick you into doing something against your own best interests. At the moment, there is a mystery shopping scam going on, starting out with a text invitation, asking you to send an email for more info which then gets you roped into the scam.

Always, when you get a text, remember to “Think Before You Tap”, because more and more, texts are being used for identity theft, bank account take-overs and to pressure you into giving out personal or company confidential information.User awareness is one of the most important parts to a company’s cybersecurity defense plan. Contact your Dean Dorton team to learn more about our tools and services to enhance your user awareness strategy and cybersecurity defense tools.