Retarus Presents Free Anti-Phishing Guide
Protection against coronavirus phishing
Madrid, 03.04.2020 // The coronavirus crisis is turning daily work routines upside down. Businesses are being forced to change familiar working procedures, primarily enabling employees to work from their home offices on short notice – perfect circumstances for online scammers to exploit. The Threat Intelligence unit of the Munich-based cloud services provider Retarus has observed a massive increase in targeted cyberattacks. The company has now released the Retarus Anti-Phishing Guide to help raise awareness about fraudulent emails and recognize scams, while also revealing how to successfully combat such attacks.
With state-of-the-art email security services such as Retarus Email Security, companies are generally well protected against cyberattacks. Yet with home offices set up quickly and pragmatically in the wake of the crisis, these temporary workplaces often don’t have the same level of protection as the office – the internet connection at home is not secured to the same extent as an enterprise network and attackers are managing to find their way into company networks through poorly safeguarded home computers.
How cyber criminals are exploiting the coronavirus crisis
“Official” information about the virus pandemic, offers of high-demand products such as respiratory masks and coronavirus test kits, or the purported need to install tools for the home office are just a few examples of the many ways in which scammers are trying to gain access to home office computers, and thus sneak their way into company networks. Staff working from home don’t have the option of quickly checking with colleagues across the office whether the contents of an email could be trustworthy. This is being exploited by criminals committing CEO or CxO fraud. By impersonating their supervisors and requesting a high degree of urgency and secrecy, specific employees are targeted to disclose confidential information or arrange the remittance of company funds.
How employees can protect themselves
In addition, the company’s SOC 2 certification documents the security, reliability and availability of processes at Retarus. The company has also achieved certifications relevant to other sectors requiring high levels of security, for instance HIPAA for the healthcare sector or PCI-DSS, and soon Retarus will be adding HITRUST to the list. Above and beyond certifications, Retarus also has its own stringent system of internal controls audited by a renowned corporate auditing, tax and consulting firm on a regular basis. The Munich-based provider of cloud services also makes it possible for customers to examine its data centers and processes at any time using their own auditors.
Acerca de Retarus
Retarus controla la comunicación de empresas en todo el mundo gracias a excelentes soluciones y servicios, una infraestructura avanzada y tecnologías patentadas “Made in Germany”. Las tecnologías vanguardistas, los centros de datos altamente disponibles y la innovadora Cloud Messaging Plattform de Retarus permiten ofrecer los máximos niveles de seguridad y rendimiento así como la continuidad empresarial. Con la experiencia para dirigir los flujos de información empresariales, Retarus garantiza que cada información llegue de forma segura y fiable en el momento adecuado, al lugar adecuado y en el formato adecuado, desde 1992 y con 15 sucursales en cuatro continentes. El 75 % de las empresas del DAX 30, la mitad de las del EURO STOXX 50 y alrededor del 25 % de las del S&P100 confían en los servicios de Retarus. Entre los clientes con mayor antigüedad se encuentran, entre otros, Adidas, Bayer, Cepsa, BNP Paribas, Bosch, Continental, DHL, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Honda, Iberia Cargo, Linde, Línea Directa Aseguradora, PSA, Puma, Sixt, T-Systems, Sony y Zeiss.