G Suite Anti-Phishing Practices

Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as email addresses, usernames, passwords, credit card details and others , often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy source. We see most of these delivered by email, many times by a trustworthy sender as their account has been compromised and the trap email sent to you from them.

Here are some G Suite features you can utilize to prevent phishing:

Two-step verification

Also known as 2SV by specialists, this is the best way of preventing unwanted access to accounts even when the password was compromised. G Suite offers this setting and you only have to enforce it by asking users a second form of identification (phone or email verification, mobile app notifications)

External reply warnings

Gmail clients are set to warn G Suite users on emails that look suspicious. These are usually new email interactions, emails that are not connected with their domain, or email addresses that they don’t usually interact with. To set such a warning, you should visit the Advanced Gmail setting in the Admin Console. While the warning is the only setting your admin can enforce, you can educate your employees to pay attention to the warning message. By avoiding forged or malicious emails, you protect your business and your data. (source)

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