Internet Security

A Whale of a Tale: How to Stop the Rising Tide of Impersonation Attacks

Provided by Mimecast

Category Internet Security

Type White Paper

Length

Publish Date October 20 2016

Date posted November 09 2016

Overview

Whaling attacks have risen in recent months and these emails are more difficult to detect because they don’t contain a malicious hyperlink or attachment, and rely solely on social-engineering to trick their targets. In order to combat these attacks, organizations must be aware of the dangers presented by whaling, or CEO fraud, and put the right safeguards in place.

Mimecast conducted a whaling attack survey with 500 organizations around the globe and the results were alarming. Read this report to learn:

The five key phases of a whaling attack
How to protect your organization from a whaling attack through company exercises, education, and technology.
What Mimecast is offering to combat these attacks in its industry-leading Targeted Threat Protection service.

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