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How to block phishers when they come a knockin’

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 10, 2016.

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    Just like throwing out a fishing line into the water, a phisher waits for just the slightest nibble before pouncing on a network.

    Eyal Benishti, CEO of IronScales, says the way to cut off the phishers food supply is to first go to the core of the issue: employee awareness. The CEO notes that cybercriminals by nature are lazy. “If your organization is a tough nut to crack, they will move on to find more low-hanging fruit,” Benishti says.

    According to the Verizon data breach investigation report published earlier this year, phishing remains a major data breach weapon of choice. Trend Micro added that ransomware is expected to be one of the biggest threats in 2016 and that a single ransom demand will go much higher, reaching seven figures.

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