… the higher-education vertical, which is heavily targeted by cybercriminals, Sandman said.
“Even though there [are] different outcomes in certain verticals … the reality is we’ll tailor content for each vertical and sometimes for each customer through these custom templates,” he said. “Yes, we have verticals that we’re going to focus on, but ultimately we’ll be able to go deeper than that and be able to customize per customer through templates that speak to them irrespective of their vertical.”
“Phishing is often the entry point for cybercriminals,” said Mike Viruso, chief strategy officer of Rocus Networks, an MSP based in Davidson, North Carolina. “Symbol Security’s simulation platform allows us to efficiently bundle phishing training and awareness into our security service offerings.”
Vade Secure has rolled out a new anti-phishing offering designed to help security operations centers (SOCs) identify and block targeted phishing attacks.
Integrating with existing security information and event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) solutions through an API, IsItPhishing threat detection delivers a real-time verdict on whether a suspicious URL is phishing or not. These verdicts can be leveraged in SOC workflows to accelerate phishing detection, response and resolution.
To detect unknown, targeted phishing attacks, IsItPhishing’s machine-learning algorithms perform real-time analysis of nearly 50 features of the URL and page content. These models have been trained using Vade Secure’s global threat intelligence from 500 million mailboxes and 6 million daily URL scans.
Adrien Gendre, Vade Secure’s North American CEO, tells us that aside from large enterprises, few businesses have the resources required to build an in-house SOC.
“We think there’s a great opportunity for MSPs/MSSPs to offer managed SOC services to midmarket organizations who need processes to detect, respond to and remediate phishing threats,” he said. “Partners can leverage IsItPhishing threat detection, integrated with their existing SIEM/SOAR solutions, to accelerate and automate their SOC playbook. Augmenting managed SOC services with real-time phishing detection translates to a leaner, more efficient team and a higher value, higher margin service.”
A new study by Barracuda Networks shows that while the top security priorities have remained consistent during the past 15 years, the types of threats organizations are protecting against has shifted significantly.
Released as Barracuda celebrates its 15th anniversary, the study looks at how much technology has changed since 2003 when the company launched its first email security offering. More than 1,500 IT leaders and security professionals in North America, EMEA and APAC were polled about their IT security priorities, how those priorities have shifted and where they’re headed next.
Asaf Cidon, Barracuda’s vice president of content security services, tells us the survey shows that threats keep evolving, and cybersecurity is …