7 Ways to Prevent CEO Fraud - By Cybersecurity Expert Joseph Steinberg
This may entail instructing someone to wire money to “a new supplier,” for example, or to send “the CEO” copies of confidential personnel files.
Here are some ways to help prevent “CEO fraud” from harming you and your business:
1. Train employees not to respond to email requests for sensitive data without confirming by phone or in person with the person requesting that the data to be sent.
2. Train your employees not to respond to spear phishing emails, text messages, and chat requests. Use technology to help with this task.
3. Train employees not to overshare on social media – and provide them with technology that warns them if they are doing so.
4. Train employees to think about the risk level of requests.
5. Utilize encryption - if a sensitive document is sent to “the CEO” encrypted, an unauthorized party receiving it will have difficulty opening it.
6. Use secure email for the same reason.
7. Utilize Data Loss Prevention systems - these types of systems can block certain types of files and attachments from going out to external email addresses and parties.
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