Issue 4 2020

Celebrating Cybersecurity Success! Phishing attacks are responsible for 46% of corporate network compromises. Playing on emotional reactions, it’s easy to blame employees for reacting naturally to a challenging situation. Cofense present a better way to stop this sort of attack. Recognised in Corporate Vision’s continuing series of Corporate Excellence awards, achieving Excellence in Phishing Prevention, 2020 – Cybersecurity, we turn our attention to this firm to see just how they do it. Phishing attacks have an extraordinary amount of impact on businesses and their employees. Purporting to be authentic, these attacks pray on emotions such as fear and shame. In the light of a major disaster, such as COVID-19, phishing emails follow. Spreading far and fast, the result can be devastating to companies and organizations. At Cofense, the principle is that users are not the weak link, rather they are the line of defence that ensures no harm comes to a system. While phishing emails can bypass perimeter technology and sail through secure gateways, reports of a phish by a user can make all of the difference. To this end, the Cofense defence covers four different aspects in its approach, those of awareness, detection, response and intelligence. Each has its own different program and systems to support users. Awareness is covered by Cofense PhishMe, educating and conditioning users to be resilient against phishing. Cofense Reporter and Cofense Triage form the ability to detect, with the programs able to respond to threats in real time, with the ability to analyse and respond to any danger. With the right response being so important, it is possible to place this responsibility in the hands of Cofense experts. Providing support from alert to resolution, this team makes all the difference in an emergency situation. With phishing being one of the most dynamic threats, changing effortlessly to suit different environments, the Cofense team make use of Cofense Intelligence to gather more information in order to make swifter and better judgement calls on behalf of businesses. Instead of reacting to a situation, this approach is a thoroughly proactive one that means Cofense clients remain one step ahead of the scammers. It’s easy to criticize those who fall victim to a phishing scam, but assistance from organizations like Cofense avoid these problems happening in the first place. It’s a forward-thinking attitude that has led the team to enviable success. Company: Cofense Contact: Kevin Fliess Dec19361 Issue 4 2020 45 With phishing being one of the most dynamic threats, changing effortlessly to suit different environments, the Cofense team make use of Cofense Intelligence to gather more information in order to make swifter and better judgement calls on behalf of businesses. Instead of reacting to a situation, this approach is a thoroughly proactive one that means Cofense clients remain one step ahead of the scammers.

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