Best Practices

Email is the first way in for many attacks. Phishing scams are designed to look official, they are easy to catch. Humans are the weakest link when it comes to defending cybersecurity attacks like phishing.

While most campaigns target employees at large corporations, scammers target individuals from email lists from previous hacks or just at random. Emails with "Check Your Password" or "You Have A New Voicemail" play into our minds without realizing if they are from trustworthy sources .

Email Ideas

  • Multiple Email Accounts

    Have more than one email address, perhaps one for newsletters and leisurely stuff. A backup is useful for recieving verification emails needed for other accounts .

  • Different Passwords for Each Account

    Use different passwords for each email account, and use a strong one< . Use a password generator that comes with a password manager .

  • Don't Click on Random Email

    Do not click on random emails and the links or document attachments in them. That is how you get hacked. It is called phishing.

  • Double Check The Sender Address

    Be careful about clicking links that look to be an 'official website', hackers camouflage their malicious attacks.

  • Don't Send Personal or Financial Information

    It is a good idea to not send passwords, bank details, confidential information over an email. Just not smart especially if you are someone important in a business or politician. Use an encrypted email service for personal or financial information.

  • Don't Trust Third Party Apps

    Try not to connect third party apps to your account, what if that 3rd party gets hacked? They potentially have a way into your account now.

  • Use An Encrypted Service

    Switch to a secure email service! Many free services read your email for ads. Read our article about encrypted email services .

  • Company Email on Wifi

    If you are using company email on public wi-fi, then use a VPN or just don't do it. Especially if you are someone important.

  • Old Email is A Potential Target

    Delete old email, make it a quarterly or at least annual habit. Less is more! Apply the 80/20 Rule .