Cyber Security – Email set up advice for small businesses – ITUS Technologies

ITUS Technologies – A short 30 minute guide on how to set up secure email for small businesses. Get the Handout Guide from Clare as a PDF . Click Ten-tell-signs-of-Phish.

Supported by:
Donegal Business Network
Donegal Women in Business
Letterkenny Chamber
Donegal ETB
Tech NorthWest SkillNet
and Business Matters at Highland Radio



June 16th. Lunch & Learn 1.00 to 1.45 pm

Eventbrite-ITUS-Clare-RyanWhat we learned?

Did you know that more than 90% of cyber security incidents begin with an email? Would you recognise a compromised email if it landed in your inbox?

During this session, we will take participants through:

•  Identifying Threat Emails – How to spot and protect yourself against different types of email attacks.
•  Email & Password Security – The best practices for passwords, multifactor authentication, and spam protection.
•  Incident Response – How to respond when you receive or open a phishing email.


Who is the event for?

• This is a Lunch and Learn session for business owners and their employees on how best to protect your business while working online.

Speaker bio: Dr Clare Ryan CEO at ITUS Technologies.

ITUS_Technologies-Secure-emailClare has 15 years experience in Managed Services and Cyber Security

The above Lunch & Learn will be a 45 minutes session of content and 15 minutes for questions. We will use ZOOM to deliver this meeting online.

Registration at Eventbrite FREE 
All registrants will be sent the link as it is a limited capacity meeting specifically for certain Donegal Business Networks and guests.

ITUS Technologies:  Critical questions to ask about your business email set up.

1. Do you have questions – Contact Clare at 

All attendees will leave with a link in the follow up email to some free inhouse staff Phishing training. It’s a software link and will enable people to run a phishing campaign internally.

Ten tell-tale Signs of a Phish

While phishing emails come in all shapes and sizes, there are some easy top spot signs that can help suss
out potential scams.

1. It just doesn’t look right. Is there something a little off with the emails? Too good to be true? Trust
your instincts if they tell you to be suspicious.
2. Generic salutations. Instead of directly addressing you, phishing emails often use generic names like
“Dear Customer.” Using impersonal salutations saves the cybercriminals time so they can maximize
their number of potential victims.
3. Links to official-looking sites asking you to enter sensitive data. These spoofed sites are often very
convincing, so before revealing personal information or confidential data examine the site to make
sure it’s real.
4. Unexpected emails that use specific information about you. Information like job title, previous
employment, or personal interests can be gleaned from social networking sites like LinkedIn and then
used to make a phishing email more convincing.
5. Unnerving phrases. Thieves often use the element of fear (i.e. your account has been breached) to
trick you into acting without thinking, and in doing so revealing information you ordinarily would not.
6. Poor grammar or spelling. This is often a dead giveaway and is a sign that something is wrong.
7. Sense of urgency. For example: “If you don’t respond within 48 hours, your account will be closed.” By
creating a time pressure, thieves hope you’ll make a mistake.
8. “You’ve won!” These phishing emails are common, but easy to spot. A similar, trickier variation is
asking you to complete a survey (thus giving up your personal information) in return for a prize or
discount code.
9. “Verify your account.” These messages spoof real emails asking you to verify your account with a site
or organization. Always user a different browser to log in- never log in directly via the email.
10. Cybersquatting. Often, cybercriminals will purchase and “squat” on website names that are similar to
an official website in the hopes that users go to the wrong site, such as vs. Always take a moment to check out the URL before entering your personal

Supported by:
Donegal Business Network
Donegal Women in Business
Letterkenny Chamber
Donegal ETB
Tech NorthWest SkillNet
and Business Matters at Highland Radio