In the fight to safeguard data, one of the biggest risks facing organizations of all sizes is phishing emails. Data breaches, identity theft and fraud can often be traced back to an employee clicking on a bogus link, opening an attachment or replying to a request in a suspect email, unwittingly compromising your network with malware or giving away passwords or other sensitive data.
Many phishing emails are relatively easy to spot if you know what to look for. With a little knowledge about email headers, you can turn detective and confirm your worst suspicions. Here are some red flags that can help you dig a little deeper to expose phishing attempts.