There is no way to make phishing go away 100%, but there are ways to reduce its efficacy.

On an individual level, people need to pay attention to the spelling and grammar in emails or messages, be wary of the links they click on in messages or emails, and refrain from downloading any attachments in suspicious looking emails. These methods can prevent the average person from becoming victim to a phishing attack.

Companies can also protect their customers and employees by implementing email filters, utilizing agent-bases solutions, providing tools that help improve security such as firewalls and anti-virus software, as well as educate their employees and customers on how to stay safe online.