Phishing Protection Made Easy
Internet technology has progressed manifold. Leveraging the technological advancements today
ecommerce and online trade is flourishing at a rapid pace. With this advancement comes in the peril of
third party intruders, counterfeiters and phishers. Recently the percentage of phishing activities has
increased making it difficult for individuals and employees to survive. Phishing is malicious software and
a product of social engineering leading to loss of personal data as well as damaging of the computing
device. They arrive in your inbox in the form of authentic mails and website links requesting you for your
personal data and then taking you to fraudulent websites.
Phishing attacks have caused major harm to financial companies, banks, retail brands and other global
companies. The phishers today are engaged in coming up with sophisticated phishing attacks that the
naïve individual or employee is unable to identify. Hence, the success of phishing attacks does not
depend on its complicacy with which it’s set up. It depends to a great extent on the perception power
and lack of awareness of an individual. Today more and more organizations are realizing this fact and is
looking out for phishing awareness programs that not only solves the losses but educates people better
about its source and detection.
The standard phishing protection solutions that are available today mostly address the technology and
the process used. There are certain solutions that only address the factor of “people risk”. While this
helps it is also essential to look at other aspects of phishing protection. A recent trend has been taking a
more “incident based” approach towards phishing and works towards making individuals and employees
aware about the attacks.
Modern day anti-phishing software introduced by eminent service providers offers benefits such as:-
Helps enterprises in estimating the potential risks linked with phishing
They offer flexible reporting capabilities and incorporate them back into the enterprise’s key
Offers a detailed “road map" solution concentrating on the security awareness and training
within the company
Helps in recognizing the weakness within people, process and technology links
Helps in prioritizing remediation attempts through effective benchmarking and maturity analysis
Helps in increasing employee awareness and knowledge to help guard sensitive information
Thus we see that our modern day service providers of anti-phishing software enable enterprises to
evaluate their employee aptitude to respond to phishing attacks. The protection focuses not only on
computing devices but also people’s mindset and awareness.