The Challenge

It’s a common misconception that email-borne attacks come only from the outside. While most attacks do start from the outside, attackers will typically look to land and expand once they are inside an organization. One way to gain this foothold is to use a compromised account or remote access malware to send an internal email as an internal user to spread the attack laterally to others in your organization or even outbound to external contacts. 

In most cases, without their knowledge or understanding, your employees play an integral role in these attacks by sending an attacker’s emails to others in the organization.

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