Spear-phishing

The Challenge

Spear‐phishing is the go‐to technique in the hacktivist, cybercriminal and nation state attackers’ arsenal. It is an effective and inexpensive way to harvest user credentials, implant various forms of malware, bring unsuspecting users to malicious Web sites, impersonate trusted people and organizations, and collect useful intelligence about the target organization. Too many users are tricked by spear‐phishing emails to rely on them alone to consistently do the right thing.

Mimecast Solution

Mimecast’s email security solution helps detect and block malicious spear-phishing emails:

  • With both known and unknown or new malware.
  • That are attempting to impersonate senior staff members and pushing for the release of sensitive information or the fraudulent wiring of money.
  • That include malicious URLs – on each-and-every click.

The Mimecast cloud-based security service provides always-on, always up-to-date protection without the complexity and cost of traditional email security systems.

 

Spear-phishing and Targeted Threats

91% of attacks by sophisticated cybercriminals start through email.

Most gateway solutions stop spam and viruses, but fail to address one of the biggest threats facing your company.

Whitepaper

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Case Study

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Ebook

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