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  • 29-Nov-2022

What Phishing Threats Are Lurking in Your Inbox?

What Phishing Threats Are Lurking in Your Inbox? It’s well known that a good security strategy calls for layers of protection to thwart bad actors from quickly accessing sensitive data. While many organizations have a secure email gateway deployed to catch threats with malicious links and attachments, many criminals have discovered that they can use various strategies to get through those systems and land in the victim’s inbox. Below are some threats that could be lurking in your inbox

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  • 17-Nov-2022

How Much Does Phishing Cost Businesses?

How Much Does Phishing Cost Businesses? Cybercriminals have relied on phishing emails as a gateway to gaining access to sensitive information since the beginning of email. And reports indicate that this isn’t slowing down. For threat actors, phishing is a lucrative business made profitable through various activities like a direct ransomware attack. The success and profitability of phishing have led threat actors to offer Phishing-as-a-Service offerings that bypass SEGs for $1,500.

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  • 17-Nov-2022

What Is Your Company’s REAL Click Rate On Phishing Emails?

What Is Your Company’s REAL Click Rate On Phishing Emails? Sometimes I hear the following from security professionals when we talk about their awareness program: "We are averaging a 2-3% click rate on our phishing simulation program; we are in a great place!” My immediate answer is: “How difficult are your phishing templates?”

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  • 09-Nov-2022

Is Your Organization Vulnerable to Account Takeover?

Is Your Organization Vulnerable to Account Takeover? Almost every business or organization is a target for account takeover (ATO) attempts. There’s a good chance that your organization is vulnerable. What is an account takeover attack? Simply defined, it’s when a cybercriminal gains access and control of another party’s legitimate account (such as a Microsoft O365 or Google Workspace account). An ATO attack is more than just a data breach. An ATO attacker gains full control to make purchases, transfer money, steal bank and credit card information, gain access to sensitive business intelligence, or even disrupt business operations—all before a user even knows the account has been compromised.

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  • 10-Nov-2022

3 Ways Your SEG is Failing Your Email Security Strategy

3 Ways Your SEG is Failing Your Email Security Strategy Secure Email Gateways (SEG)s have been a staple in many organizations’ strategies to curb email phishing and spam messages from disrupting business and targeting employees. They’ve become so commonplace that many email clients include their own version of the technology as a free tool. Unfortunately, SEGs have yet to adapt as rapidly as the strategies threat actors use to bypass them-which is a reason why phishing emails continue to be the entry point for data breaches.

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  • 08-Nov-2022

Will Deepfake Emails Lead to Phishing 3.0?

Will Deepfake Emails Lead to Phishing 3.0? For good and bad, AI is now more accessible and used for things from writing articles to identifying phishing threats. For anti-phishing, AI accessibility is beneficial for building better cyber security solutions, automating the investigation and response processes, and increasing prevention and detection—resulting in the ability to identify and mitigate massive volumes of phishing threats quickly.

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