Organizations must deploy anti phishing solutions to protect employees and their own businesses against today’s phishing attacks, which can be extremely targeted, well thought of, and include a hefty amount of research work behind them. Attackers spend a lot of time studying their pray and only then attack, to ensure the attack’s success. Today’s phishing schemes cost organizations millions of dollars, and include some more specific types such as Business Email Compromise (BEC) and impersonation attacks, which are extremely sophisticated. One example of a recent BEC attack is the Florentine Banker Group case that our own CPR revealed earlier this year, and included a meticulous plan and execution.
Phishing attacks may can come from different attack vectors, most common one being email. Another common attack vectors are phishing sites and text messages, usually aimed to stealing credentials in order to perform Account Takeover, which can lead to devastating results such as data loss, fraudulent money transfers and more. As mentioned, since these attacks are specifically designed to exploit the human nature, it is extremely important for organizations to take actions that would prevent these attacks from ever reaching their employees. Educating employees is important, but in times where remote work is so common and employees get much more emails and messages than they can deal with, let alone recognize a sophisticated attack, anti-phishing must come into play.
Check Point’s anti-phishing solutions includes different products to address different attack vectors from which phishing attacks come – email, mobile, endpoint and network.