How Targeted Threat Detection Stops Threats Before They Start

Phishing and spear-phishing attacks against businesses are growing more common, and they are a common entry point for expert cybercriminals working their way into your system. This is one of the most common and unprotected point of attack – a study found that two thirds of analysed cases of successful cyberattack were initiated with an infected email attack.

In this post, I’m first going to describe the threat, how it works, and the damage it can do. I’ll then describe the strongest methods of protection against it.

The Threat – Targeted Phishing Attacks

Malicious emails are extremely common. Those who’ve had to use email without a spam filter will know just how many spam emails get sent every day; but most of these emails are obviously spam, and are not targeted at businesses, but rather a dumb bot has sent the email to a large list.

But some malicious emails look incredibly realistic. Using domain spoofing techniques or by purchasing domains that look almost identical, a cybercriminal can easily send you an email that looks like it is from a legitimate source.