Highly targeted, customized spear-phishing attacks are incredibly hard for end-users to detect, and they can have devastating consequences as a result. And while garden-variety phishing attacks have been around for a while, employees are still falling for them. The key is to prevent these attacks from ever reaching end-users. Enter Mimecast email security.
Spear-phishing is the go-to cyber crime technique in the arsenals of hacktivists, cybercriminals, and nation-state attackers everywhere. It is an effective and inexpensive way to harvest user credentials, implant various forms of malware, bring unsuspecting users to malicious websites, impersonate trusted people and organizations, and collect useful intelligence about the target organization.
Too many users are tricked by spear‐phishing emails to rely on them alone to consistently defend themselves and their organizations from cyberattacks
Mimecast’s email security solution helps detect and block malicious spear-phishing emails that:
Include both known and unknown or new malware.
Include malicious URLs.
Attempt to impersonate senior staff members and push for the release of sensitive information or the fraudulent wiring of money.
Impersonate well-known Internet brands or external third-party organizations you do business with.