How are your defences against spear-phishing?

Let us look more closely at phishing or, more specifically, spear-phishing, what it is and how the fraudsters trick you into clicking on a link or downloading an email attachment. Most common phishing attacks are blocked by your internet service providers, anti-virus software and software providers. But spear-phishing is a little different, and these emails are far more likely to evade your hardware and software defences and appear in your inbox. In case you think clubs are not a target, remember that you have both staff and many members, providing a broad attack surface.

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Are you or your club a target for a cyber attack?

Information security is probably not at the forefront of most people’s minds during this pandemic. However, the explosion of Internet usage caused by home working and ordering products and services online has offered many new opportunities to Internet fraudsters. At the same time, the reduced pressures from the course and clubhouse provide club managers with an excellent chance to consider how these potential threats may affect them and how they could be avoided.

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