Spear phishing is one of the top threats plaguing enterprises today, often resulting in severe financial losses and theft of intellectual property. In high-profile cases, it can damage a company’s reputation and brands, resulting in executive firings and decreases in stock prices.
Organizations seeking to protect themselves from these threats need to develop a full-spectrum defense to effectively combat these highly targeted attacks.
A comprehensive approach couples employee education and testing with technology solutions tailored to detecting the specific characteristics of spear phishing.
To users, spear phishing emails may seem like legitimate requests for information or other forms of benign contact, potentially appearing to even come from a person or company a user is friendly or familiar with. But for attackers, spear phishing emails are most often the best way to get the keys to the kingdom.
In 13 years of protecting hundreds of millions of end users from email-based attacks, Cloudmark has seen billions of malicious emails, giving the company an inside view of the threats that come from messaging environments. We’ve seen the rise of phishing emails and their effects. And more recently, in the past several years, we’ve observed the tremendous growth and success of spear phishing attacks which have had devastating consequences for businesses and governments.
Cloudmark will be attending the 38th General Meeting of Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) this year held in Paris, France. This members-only event will have more than 300 participants attending - leading industry experts, researchers aand public policy officials. Diverse topics such as mitigation practices, social networking abuse, mobile abuse and pending legislation will be addressed. We are excited to be part of the discussion around the latest trends in messaging security with other professionals.
Monday, October 24, 2016 – Thursday, October 27, 2016