With phishing and email-related attacks still among the top methods cybercriminals use to gain access to their target’s system, Check Point has put together a six-point plan to help spot and defeat these attacks.

1. Look at the Sender

Because most phishermen are not people you know, it is important to take a close look at who sent you the email. Before opening any email, you should check to see that you know the individual sender. It should be someone with whom you communicate regularly. An email out of the blue from someone you haven’t heard from in 15 years on an unrecognizable topic is cause for caution.

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