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Two greatest concerns of the world today are phishing and social engineering. It has affected global enterprises with spear phishing attacks that have become so sophisticated that at times its ...

Two greatest concerns of the world today are phishing and social engineering. It has affected global enterprises with spear phishing attacks that have become so sophisticated that at times its impossible to recognize and avert them.

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    • Resorting To Anti-Phishing SolutionsTwo greatest concerns of the world today are phishing and social engineering. It has affected globalenterprises with spear phishing attacks that have become so sophisticated that at times its impossible torecognize and avert them. These sophisticated attacks are created by the social engineers and phishersin order to derive crucial information and spread it amidst malicious third party intruders. Thisinformation gathered can range from any kind of personal data of an individual to corporate data that iscrucial to an enterprise.Phishing attacks generally have a negative impact on an organization’s image and brand value. It cantherefore significantly lead to financial losses in future owing to loss of customer trust and decrease inshareholder value. All this can happen with only one employee being a victim of phishing attack.Therefore, it is essential to look out for ways that lead to protection from phishing in a cost-efficient andsimple way, making employees aware of its various consequences.The Way Phishing WorksIn simple terms, phishing is nothing but a criminal strategy that employs both the tactics of technicaldeception and social engineering in order to steal financial, identity and other personal information.Social engineering schemes generally make use of hoax and fraud e-mails claiming to be from authenticbusiness sources. They ultimately end up leading recipients to certain fraudulent websites. Thesewebsites are created by the phishers in order to rob the critical data that includes passwords as well asusernames.In the present day and age there has been numerous phishing awareness programs and solution thatsecures the user from technology attacks. The two vulnerable areas in this regard are the people andthe process. A strategic phishing attack generally aims in these two specified area. The third partyintruders are completely aware that these are the complex zone to safeguard.Keeping this concern in mind eminent service providers have come up with innovative anti phishingsoftware. It is in the form of an automated device that is internally installed in an enterprise where thepeople. Process and technology information is already fed in. Post that a customized phishing attack isset up at the target audience and the solution traces the user response. Social behaviors towards theseattacks are evaluated and a detailed report is created based on the same. Furthermore, these solutionsalso offers statistics on user behavior, estimates the percentage of security awareness amidst theemployees, recognizes data leakage, evaluates Data Loss Prevention programs as well as examines theincident response program.Know more on: Phishing protection