Taking a conventional approach to security typically refers to “keeping the bad stuff out” of your network, meaning blocking malicious content such as spam, viruses, malware, DDoS attacks, or any number of other common threats. However, if you truly want your organization to be secure in today’s landscape, you also need to proactively assess your security posture and focus on mitigating risk. This will not only reduce the probability of an attack actually happening, but it will also enable the ability to remediate and recover your business quickly in the event of exposure.
So, how do you take this approach?
Mitigate the risk posed by targeted email attacks
Spear phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are highly targeted and researched attempts where criminals typically attempt to defraud individuals and lead them to transfer money or share credentials. In these attacks, criminals engage in casual conversation with victims through email in an attempt to gain the users’ trust before actually doing anything malicious. In many cases, criminals gather background information on victims through social media, which helps make their efforts more convincing.
Sanjay is a 20 year veteran in technology and has a passion for cutting edge technology and a desire to innovate at the intersection of technology trends. He currently leads product management, marketing and strategy for Barracuda’s security business worldwide. Connect with him on LinkedIn here.