How Indian Enterprises can be secured from threats emerging due to Phishing?

CIOL Bureau
New Update

In the New Normal, the Internet is the pivot on which we all are totally dependent. Almost all our communication, meetings and transactions now happen online. With Work from Home getting more pronounced, millions of Indians are logging on to company networks from devices and internet connections that may not be fully secure. With employees working within office premises, the perimeter is known and can be secured on the network and application level. The challenge becomes magnified with employees working from home as it turns the assets more vulnerable to cyber threats like phishing.


The recent increase in phishing, spoofing, spyware, MITM (Man in the middle), distributed denial of service, data breach, ransomware attacks, Brute force attack, Trojan etc have made it imperative for enterprises to update cybersecurity infrastructure to safeguard their sensitive data and business interests.

The enterprises can manage these threats by having a comprehensive mixture of best cybersecurity practices. On every vulnerable points/level and advanced tools, they must ensure proper firewalls; endpoint security remote access from the known IP address; regular software updates and examining logs for any suspicious activity. A few of them are explained below:

Cybersecurity awareness training for employees


Enterprises should promote strong cybersecurity culture & security audit by developing regular security awareness and training programs for the employees on data security and privacy issues. Phishing incident response Playbooks can help employees in identifying various phishing attack vectors and report the same to their IT team or security managers.

Next-Generation Firewall & Web security

The third generation of firewall technology provides a streamlined infrastructure and minimizes the avenues of cyber-attacks. Having a unified threat management system with integration of firewall, IPS/IDS, anti-spam, content and web filtering can help the enterprises securely adopt the cloud and web-based services in today’s digital economy.


End-point security with multi-factor authentication

To strengthen the security of the enterprises, it is important to implement multi-factor authentication. It enables all systems, endpoints and internal applications act as an additional layer of protection. This, further, prevents the attackers from entering the enterprise infrastructure on the cloud or on-premises.

Enterprises and their employees must commit to robust integrated cybersecurity capabilities. They must also ensure that they remain safer and trustworthy for their customers. Thus, this will enable them to thrive in the disruptive times.

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