Cyber Risks & Liabilities in 2021
2021 will be a challenging year for most businesses and having to worry about Cyber scams shouldn’t be one of them.
Cyber-criminals can utilise a variety of scamming techniques to trick electronic signing service users into sharing sensitive information, such as their signature, financial information and other personal data.
From there, the criminals can use that information for a range of destructive purposes—including identity theft and other costly forms of fraud.
These scams have become an increasingly prevalent threat in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as many organisations have transitioned to fully remote operations.
Some simple steps to follow are:
Be wary of responding to emails that claim to be an electronic signature request—especially if you weren’t expecting a request or don’t recognise the name of the individual or organisation sending the request. Trusted senders would let you know they are sending a signature request before doing so.
Never click on links from electronic signature emails that appear suspicious—especially if the URLs for those links redirect to websites that aren’t secure or recognisable.
Review electronic signature emails for generic wording, grammatical errors and misspellings (both in the body of the email and within the sender’s email address). These mistakes are often key indicators of a phishing scam.
For more information, please see our Cyber Risk Safety Document
If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to call us on 01727 736 970 and we will be more than happy to assist