Phishing attacks are getting more sophisticated.  Use this post to arm yourself with 5 tips to spot a fake email.

  1. Check the Sender
    • Make sure the organization name in the “From” field matches the address between the brackets. Watch out for addresses that contain typos in the organization name (think
  2. Check the salutation
    • If you do business with an organization, the first line of the email should always contain your name. Don’t trust impersonal introductions like “Dear Customer.”
  3. Use your mouse to hover over links
    • Hover over an email link to see the full URL it will direct you to. Do NOT click the link—just hover. If the address isn’t where you’d expect to go, don’t click it. Check all the links—if the URLs are all the same, it’s likely a phishing email.
  4. Examine the footer
    • The footer of any legitimate email should contain, at minimum:
    • • A physical address for the brand or institution
    • • An unsubscribe button
    • If either of these items are missing, it’s probably fake.
  5. If it’s doubtful don’t click on it.  Delete it.
    • If you don’t know the sender, or even if something seems off, delete the email. If it’s not fake, the sender will contact you another way or send the message again.

Thanks to WebRoot for the information.

Don’t just prepare for GDPR, embrace it!

With the GDPR deadline of May 2018 approaching, many organizations are preparing simply because they are required to. But those who “embrace GDPR compliance will have a great opportunity to advance their business”, according to Elena Elkina, Partner and Co-Founder of Aleada Consulting.

This month’s Modern Workplace episode focuses on GDPR’s impact, where compliance experts Elkina and David Kemp of Micro Focus discuss the challenges of GDPR compliance, along with answering how and why it’s important to be ready. The experts discuss the effects of GDPR on data privacy, ethics, and its business impact. Kemp highlights his 5 steps on how to get started with GDPR compliance.

  • Create a steering committee
  • Appoint a data protection officer, if required
  • Get a legal opinion
  • Do data discovery
  • Perform a risk and gap analysis

Plus a hands-on demo of Office 365 Message Encryption to help organizations protect their sensitive emails. Watch now and understand how you can be better prepared for GDPR compliance.