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STEP 4

Prevent Phishing
and Malware

Every year many small businesses fall victim to costly malware and phishing attacks, and it can be difficult to survive. These attacks can infect your systems resulting in revenue loss, expensive recovery costs, data loss, damage to reputation and more.

Phishing Overview

Common Phishing Examples

Detecting a Phishing Email

What is Ransomeware

Avoiding Ransomeware

The tools included in this toolbox aim to help prevent these types of attacks. Included are: DNS security (DNS, or Domain Name Service, is the method by which you are able to navigate the internet) to help prevent you from going to infected websites; anti-virus software to help prevent viruses and other malicious software from getting into your systems; and ad blockers, together with correct filter lists, help prevent malicious activity and access to malicious websites while browsing the Internet.

We recommend considering use of one of each of these tools on the devices you identified in the “Know What You Have” step.

4.1 Anti-Virus

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Quad9 App for Android

Use this tool on your Android device to help block you from accessing known sites that have viruses or other malware.

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Quad9

Use this tool to prevent your computers and devices from connecting to malware or phishing sites.

Additional Training & Resources

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Phishing Policy

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Mastering Malware - Beware of Malware!

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