Breaking the Phishing Kill Chain


phishing Cybersecurity Threats on the Rise

Sophisticated, nation-state attacks on prominent federal agencies tend to capture the majority of cybersecurity headlines. But security pros know the greater risk to their organizations comes from a more mundane, but more prevalent threat: email phishing attacks.

In fact, in a September 2020 GreatHorn survey of 1,123 U.S. users, 38% of respondents reported that a co-worker or peer had fallen victim to phishing in the past year. And 53% said they had seen an increase in phishing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phishing isn’t new. And its tactics, which are relatively straightforward, haven’t changed. So why haven’t deep-pocketed security vendors and the latest intelligent technologies been able to defeat it?

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