As the torrent of malicious content and spam moved away from our enterprise inboxes to more consumer and social platforms, we were perhaps lulled into a false sense that we’d finally beaten the spam problem.
But this simply isn't the case. The risks to our enterprise inboxes and data have morphed into more harmful and effective security threats.
Spear-phishing, or targeted attacks by email, is the next generation of threat our IT teams are scrambling to deal with. Plus, as more high profile security breaches hit the headlines, where spear-phishing is often the initial point of entry, it’s a threat that has got the attention of the C-suite.
So Mimecast is hosting another webinar in our series of ‘Expert Webinars’ to share essential advice on how to protect your business against spear-phishing and targeted attacks - the webinar is next Tuesday, September 30th, at 1000 Eastern (1500 UK, 1600 RSA) and you can register for free here.
I’ll be joined by two industry experts; Rick Holland, the well-known Forrester Research analysts and IT security commentator, as well as Steven Malone, Mimecast’s own Security Product Manager.
Spear-phishers are specifically targeting you and your business in an effort to steal your intellectual property, customer lists, credit card databases and corporate secrets.
Whereas old style phishing was a scatter gun attack, spear-phishing is specifically targeted at a handful of individuals within a business. The attackers research their targets over many months, often using social media platforms to gain useful information about you. Like phishing, email is the main attack vector for spear-phishing, with well-crafted social engineered emails being the tool of choice.
During the webinar we’ll be discussing: the biggest threats and most dangerous attack tactics. Recent high profile case studies. The real life cost of attacks and the practical steps you can take to protect and educate your users.
Do leave a comment under this post or @reply me at @orlando_sc if you've any particular areas you want us to cover next week.