Almost every month, we see a new type of phishing attack causing trouble by duping employees. Enterprises lose money, end up with compromised data, see the productivity go down, and end up with a tensed work environment.
Employees become wary of opening emails, start doubting their colleagues, and how can we not mention the trauma of an employee who became a victim of the phishing attack. The person would be blamed for putting the enterprise at risk and not being careful enough. It doesn’t matter if others could have done the same in his/ her position. It doesn’t matter if employees cannot be trained 100% to identify phishing emails.
This causes a lot of disturbance emotionally and psychologically among the employees. The bonding takes a hit and so does the ability to get back to work and be productive as before. Especially in small and medium-scale enterprises, the loss could be substantial, and the management might even go to the extent of laying off a few employees to balance the loss.
Among the various types of phishing attacks that could destroy an enterprise, spear phishing is the most common and successful method being used by cyber criminals. The process in which an attacker impersonates a trusted person is known as spear phishing. It could be a friend, colleague, a senior, the CEO, the vendor, or anybody the user is familiar with.
The attacker convinces the user that the email is genuine and then asks for a favor or help such as sending money, downloading and checking errors in a file, sharing confidential information, etc. Attackers have become so proficient in faking emails and bypassing the email security systems that many of these emails do not get filtered by the existing software solutions. Unless a particular URL has been reported and detected as a phishing attack, users will not have a chance of knowing about it. This is why installing a powerful anti phishing software is important.
For successful Spear Phishing Prevention, enterprises will need to have an anti phishing software that will not rely on the existing database of blacklisted URLs but will use advanced artificial intelligence to detect the zero-day attacks before employees fall prey to the email. Even the most experienced and trained experts working on email security would sometimes miss identifying phishing attacks.
The new anti phishing software does things differently when compared to traditional software solutions. It has been designed to counter all possible phishing attacks after understanding how the attackers have been using the loopholes of the existing software to dupe users.
The user-friendly banner of this anti phishing software is one of the best things an enterprise could ask for. Compact, smart, and sensible the banner forces employees to stop and double-check the credentials of the sender.
Simple keywords are used to alert the user that the email is dangerous. A single line explanation is provided with the keyword. Employees who want to know more can click on ‘details’.
The banner expands and shows the user the reasons for classifying the email as fraudulent or malicious or suspicious. If the link was previously reported by others (anywhere in the world), the related information will also be displayed.
Users can report, block, and quarantine the email by clicking on the respective options on the banner. If the user still continues to try and open the link or attachment that comes with the email, the banner will display another warning.
The banner will show a screenshot of where the attachment or link will lead the users to and warn that it is a phishing attack. At every stage, the anti phishing software will keep the users safe from being duped by a phishing attack.
No Additional Plugins
This Spear Phishing Prevention software does not require any add-ins, plug-ins, or other such downloads to work on the computers and mobile devices.
Computer Vision Technology
This is the technology that identifies and blocks brand forgery. It has become easy for the attackers to pull off brand forgery considering the number of users who are regular customers/ members of famous brands and receive emails from the companies regularly.
By ‘seeing’ the details of an email as a human does with extra focus, the anti phishing software detects the changes made to the domain names and scans the hidden code in the email. Empty and fake logos, links that lead to suspicious websites, etc. are detected by the software in less than two seconds.
It is one of the best anti phishing software that can be effectively used with mobile phones and works in any location. Employees who are working onsite, are traveling, or work from home are equally protected by the software.