Phishing has been a threat to organisations for years now. But while historically it has been aimed at your customers, one of the worrying trends we can pick out of 2017 is that it’s now one of the primary means to compromise internal and privileged accounts. The UK and US governments are looking to combat this modern scourge through use of DMARC. But although it’s an important tool in the fight against the phishers, the protocol is not a silver bullet.
To stand any chance of getting to grips with one of the number one causes of data breaches, organisations must look at a range of tactics, including better user education.
Phil Muncaster is a technology writer and editor with over 12 years’ experience working on some of the biggest technology titles around, including Computing, The Register, V3 and MIT Technology Review. He spent over two years in Hong Kong immersed in the Asian tech scene and is now back in London where information security has become a major focus for his work.