Anyone that offers Security solutions has a few stories of clients that have suffered at the hand of a malicious attack. Unfortunately, it is a pretty common occurrence that can happen with the simplest of mistakes, coupled with the lack of a security for Office 365.

For instance, an employee at XYZ Company received an email from what appeared to be Microsoft indicating that their password had expired, and they needed to update it by clicking a link. You should not click these types of links, but there are some users that don’t know that. Making this risk even worse is that many users don’t have the software in place to protect against these types of frequent attacks. There is no turning back once an attack happens and the consequences are much more expensive than the backup tool clients should already have in place.

Once the client clicked the link, they typed in their existing email address and password as prompted. Then they typed in what they thought was their “new password” and clicked ”Submit.” The next screen thanked them for successfully changing their password and the client carried on with their work without thinking twice. This employee a few months later realized all their contacts were missing. They were hacked.  This contact lost 10 years of business contacts.

Losing 10 years’ worth of business contacts, or any data, is unacceptable and you need to ensure your business takes the appropriate steps to prevent this from happening. The best way to protect your Office 365 is to ensure you are using the hat trick of Security: Multi-factor Authentication, Advanced Threat Protection and Email and Archive Protection. For just a few hours of labor and an insignificant cost upgrade to your Microsoft Office 365 plan, 2W Tech can ensure you get the right solutions implemented to protect your Office 365 from phishing attacks and other outside threats. 2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner. Give us a call today to get started.

For more specific information on how to protect against a Phishing attack, read: Protecting Office 365 From a Phishing Attack

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