3rd August 2020

I have software to protect my vessels but what about the human factor. How can I protect from phishing and social engineering attacks?


Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal data, including login credentials and bank details. It happens when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, tricks a victim into opening an email. The recipient is then tricked into opening a malicious link or responding with sensitive information, which can lead to the installation of malware, the freezing of the system or the revealing of sensitive information. An attack can lead to devastating results.

GTMailPlus contains anti-phishing functionality to help protect your vessels and delivers comprehensive protection against the latest type of email social engineering attacks. However, hackers are constantly trying to come up with new ways to outwit software so crew cannot afford to become complacent.

Free Phishing Penetration Test

To help ensure staff know what to do if they spot a potential phishing attempt, we provide a free phishing penetration test to all GTMailPlus customers. The test allows customers to send emails to their vessels to test the vigilance of their crew in spotting phishing attempts. To find out more and take up the offer of a free penetration test and to read our case study click here.

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