Business Email Compromise

Protect your people from socially engineered phishing attacks, with Egress Defend.

Business email compromise is the most common phishing threat

37%

of cybercrime losses reported to FBI caused by BEC

98%

of cyberattacks involve social engineering

$43bn

has been lost due to BEC attacks

Exploiting your trusted relationships

Business email compromise (BEC) is one of the hardest attack techniques to detect. Threat actors impersonate or hijack a legitimate business email account that belongs to a trusted vendor, CEO, or another executive, using social engineering to trick their target into fraudulently transferring funds or divulging sensitive information.

The signature-based detection in Microsoft 365 native security and secure email gateways (SEGs) cannot detect BEC attacks at the rate modern enterprises need to prevent financial losses, data exfiltration, and reputational damage.

Learn how we stop 38% more phishing attacks than M365 alone
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Egress Defend uses intelligent technology to detect BEC attacks

  • 1 Display name impersonation detection. This is difficult for users to spot, especially on mobile devices, and as the domain is real, it passes SPF checks.
  • 2 Homograph attack. The domain c0mpany.com is used to fool the user into thinking this is a genuine email. However, the display name matches that used by an internal user. An internal user with an external domain is treated with suspicion by Egress Defend.
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Natural language processing (NLP) enhances detection of BEC attacks

  • 3 Linguistic analysis. Egress Defend detects that the language used in this email includes credibility statements that incite a sense of urgency and try to deter the user from confirming legitimacy through other means.
  • 4 CEO impersonation. Using NLP, Defend detects that the attacker is posing as the CEO to appear as a trusted and important sender to try to increase the likelihood that the user will engage.
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Cut through the noise to highlight the risks that matter

Reporting on threats such as BEC attacks in your email flows can be manual and slow. Even worse, systems can throw too much unnecessary information at you, making it harder to make timely and effective decisions.

Egress Defend’s intelligence platform provides simplified dashboards and critical insights so that administrators can quickly cut through the noise, identify email security risks, and, where necessary, remediate them.

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Actionable intelligence

Data and analytics should not overwhelm you with information. Augmented threat intelligence into attack types, payload, and supply chain health gives Security teams what they need to take decisive action that mitigate threats.

Our real-time threat feed offers insights and statistics into email details, type of attack, threat levels, authentication checks, communication history, and how your people interacted with the email.

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Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust enhances anti-phishing defenses in Microsoft 365 using Egress Defend

“We’re really pleased with Defend. We’re now detecting a broader range of advanced phishing threats, including BEC and impersonation attacks."

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