Recently I took part in an online chat with IsoNation giving a warning to businesses about the rise of scam and phishing emails and some advice about what businesses can do to help protect themselves against this. I was chuffed to bits that my advice was featured in my local paper the Worcester News this week

It is SO easy for someone to be taken in by a scam email, as phishing attempts are getting more and more sophisticated, especially around COVID19. Cyber criminals’ prey on our insecurities and fears and know how to press our “buttons” to get us to click on something we shouldn’t. I’ve heard about TONS of businesses who have been taken in by scam emails and lots thousands of pounds as a result.

My work is all around cyber security awareness and education about the growing cyber threat. In my industry it is said that people are the biggest weakness, but they can also be the greatest strength against combatting cyber-crime and online fraud. Education around this is key.

If in doubt, do NOT click on a suspect email and feel free to email me via hello@lisaventura.co.uk, I’ll always try to help.

Be safe, be sure…and be secure – don’t get caught out by scammers.

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Lisa Ventura is an award-winning Cyber Security consultant and is the CEO and Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA), a membership association that is dedicated raising awareness and educating small businesses, SME’s, large corporate companies and the general public as to the importance of cyber security. Lisa is also a thought leader, author and keynote speaker and has been published in various publications globally. She is fascinated by all things related to nuclear war and loves dogs, the gym/keep fit, the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury, sci-fi, films and TV series from the 1980s, especially American soap operas such as Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and Knots Landing.