The / Email Threat
Over 90% of data breaches originate from phishing attacks, therefore, phishers never stop (See the full 2020 report below). No one is 100% secure, it is a matter of time before anyone gets hacked.
Machine learning technologies have helped to reduce Phishing emails, but there is no single solution to solve and isolate, what is a constantly evolving threat to the business and requires a layered approach to reduce the risk of being compromised.
Damaging breaches rarely start with a single account being compromised in an organisation, but access to a single email account in an organisation offers malicious actors the opportunity to deliver, what appears to be legitimate internal communication, to deceive administrators or executives to click on a link to a corporate document and encouraging the handover of credentials.
Known as “Lateral Phishing”, this calculated technique demands strong security controls, regular assessment of the controls along with the awareness and responsibility to the threat imposed.