The number of digital threats facing businesses today is growing. And as employees get better at spotting them, you need to ensure you have processes in place to mitigate these threats quickly.
If you’ve been following this Managing Digital Risk series, you’ll know that there are a number of ways that businesses can reduce their digital risk with greater confidence and success. From understanding where risks come from, to knowing how to identify them earlier, risk is something we can actively alleviate.
However, there is one factor that’s perhaps most important of all: the ability of organisations to know how to handle potential threats once they’ve been discovered. This really is the key to managing digital risk, ensuring it’s understood, acknowledged – and tackled effectively.
Risks and threats are growing
It probably comes as no surprise to learn that the number of digital threats facing businesses today is growing. And as employees get better at spotting them, you need to ensure you have processes in place to mitigate these threats quickly. It’s not just that attempts to steal data are becoming more common; it’s that your staff are getting smarter and smarter, too, especially with training. And the more aware and alert your employees are, the more they’re flagging things that seem suspicious.
As we briefly touched upon in part 2 of this series, having a team that is aware of digital risk is critical. But it does introduce a new challenge: the more suspicious activity your employees flag, the more work your IT team has to carry out in order to verify or dismiss these potential threats. The business impact of smart staff can be tricky to navigate, resulting in an overburdened team who are struggling to green-light authentic communications and deliver them efficiently to recipients.
What’s the solution?
At Reliable Networks, our solution is simple: KnowBe4.
KnowBe4 is a leader in phishing protection and security. They’re the experts behind the PhishER software that we use here at Reliable Networks to make threat management easy for our clients.
So what exactly does PhishER do? Here are a few highlights:
- Prioritise emails unlikely to be real threats, so they can be delivered and actioned sooner
- Automate the verification and handling process for emails most likely to be real threats
- Group similar threats together to identify patterns and potential targeted attacks
Ultimately, PhishER helps to free up your IT team for more productive, more profitable tasks, and stops you seeing their talents being wasted on authentic communications.
We are incredibly proud to count KnowBe4 as one of our key partners, and thrilled to be seeing how PhishER is working alongside our own staff training solutions to deliver real, visible results.