Stop sophisticated inbound phishing attacks

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Phishing attacks aren’t a new phenomenon. And most organizations have strengthened their defenses over time, especially as email has moved to the cloud.

The problem is that threat actors are innovating even faster. When they set their sights on a specific organization, they can usually find a way in using sophisticated techniques, such as business email
compromise (BEC) attacks that exploit trusted accounts.

THE PROBLEM

Most organizations have been trying to stop phishing for decades

So why are these attacks still so successful?

Phishing attacks aren’t a new phenomenon. And most organizations have strengthened their defenses over time, especially as email has moved to the cloud.

The problem is that threat actors are innovating even faster. When they set their sights on a specific organization, they can usually find a way in using sophisticated techniques, such as business email
compromise (BEC) attacks that exploit trusted accounts.

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36%

of all breaches involved phishing in 2021

Up from 25% in 2020

10%

of all breaches involved BEC in 2021

Up from 5% in 2020

Even as organizations apply more budget and resources to email security, the problem keeps getting worse. The stakes also keep getting higher as threat actors find new ways to use email as a launch point for fraud, ransomware, and other financially damaging attacks.

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Most organizations now rely on the integrated anti-phishing features that Microsoft 365 and legacy secure email gateways offer.

The problem is they don’t catch everything.

Sophisticated inbound email attacks still make it through. And some attacks can originate with an outbound email following coercion or social engineering of a trusted insider.

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Does this mean that you should replace Microsoft 365’s cloud-native email protection with a complex third-party solution?

No.

Microsoft’s integrated email security capabilities provide an excellent foundation.

But integrating Egress with Microsoft 365 will close critical protection gaps and stop sophisticated inbound phishing attacks that would otherwise be missed.

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Egress Defend & Egress Prevent

Prevent sophisticated inbound phishing attacks from slipping through your defenses.

Mitigatehar

Mitigate human activated risk

Reduce exposure to human error by improving detection accuracy and providing user guardrails.

Respondfaster

Respond faster to threats

Escalate timely email threat information to SIEM and SOAR platforms.

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Avoid user friction

Limit user intervention to situations with clear risk.

Increaseawareness

Increase security awareness

Use teachable moments to coach users and increase vigilance.

Simplify

Simplify your email security

Add more advanced email protection to Microsoft 365 through a simple, API-based integration.

Reduceadminoverhead

Reduce administrative overhead

Utilize intelligent self-learning threat detection that reduces the need for manual policies.

We chose Egress Prevent because its contextual machine learning applies the intelligence required to genuinely detect when data is being put at risk. It’s able to make the connection between users’ habits and relationships, and what they have sent by email in the past, linking with that an intelligent understanding of the sensitivity of data contained in emails and attachments. So it can stop a user accidentally sending something that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks with static rules-based technology.

Learn more about Egress Intelligent Email Security

Egress Defend

Detect and stop sophisticated phishing attacks.

Egress Prevent

Prevent accidental and malicious data leakage over email.