KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Today’s companies face a truly daunting task when trying to protect their computer systems and sensitive data from compromise. Attackers are better coordinated and more sophisticated than ever before, and their tools are easier to obtain and use.
While there are many security issues for businesses to be concerned about, an all-too-common problem at companies of all sizes is phishing. Vulnerable users are workers in the company who have user accounts and passwords and use desktops, laptops, tablets and other devices to interact with a company’s data and network. Hackers target these users because they have access to sensitive data and systems, their account passwords are typically easy to guess or crack, and they are unintentionally often willing to open a malicious file, click on an emailed link or even willingly type their password into a bogus site.
Nearly 16 million phishing emails make it through spam filters; 50% (8 million) of the received phishing emails are opened; 10% (800,000) of those who open a phishing email click at least one link inside it; and 10% (80,000) of those who click a phishing email link provide their personal information.
Phishing is a fraudulent activity defined as the creation of a replica of an existing webpage to trick a user into submitting personal, financial or security data. Phishing attacks, in which criminals lure internet users to websites that impersonate legitimate sites are occurring with increasing frequency and are causing considerable harm to victims.
Phishers use a combination of tricks involving the Web, e-mail, and malicious software (a.k.a. malware) to steal personal identity data and financial account credentials. While detection of phishing e-mails and phishing sites have been researched, very little has been done to analyze the modus operandi of phishers. Understanding phisher modus operandi can help in better filtering of e-mails related to phishing and in taking down domains involved in phishing. They can also help in proactively tracking domain registrations to flag suspicious phishing-related activity.
“It doesn’t matter how deep or high your walls are if somebody opens the gate and lets the enemy walk right in,” says Mamoun Sweis, CEO of Sultan Telecom.
But with highly realistic looking emails and websites, and employees downloading documents as part of their jobs, how can companies and organizations protect themselves against Phishing attacks?
Once hackers are inside a system, they can sit there undisturbed for years, with most companies only realizing the problem after the damage has been done. Prevention is the best possible form of protection! And that’s where Sultan Telecom Steps in.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of networking and telecommunication we at Sultan Telecom understand the need for only the best security solutions. Sultan Telecom’s Partnership with “PhishMe” is aimed at providing its customers with the best possible defenses against phishing attacks. PhishMe is a leading American provider of anti-phishing CBT and enjoys robust success globally, well-known throughout the security industry, the success of its marketing program and technical innovations has established it as the company to beat when it comes to anti-phishing solutions.
The company was incorporated in 2011, but the PhishMe service launched publicly in 2008. Today, PhishMe is the leading provider of phishing threat management for organizations concerned about human susceptibility and response to advanced targeted attacks.
PhishMe’s intelligence-driven solutions empower employees to be an active line of defense and source of attack intelligence by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. “Clients looking for high-impact anti-phishing behavior management will find PhishMe’s solutions to be an excellent fit with their objectives.
Phishme’s Solutions will completely eliminate the possibility of a successful attack and will greatly reduce your exposure to this common attack path, which just might make a potential attacker move on to a more vulnerable target.
Sultan Telecom is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company and a subsidiary of The Sultan Center Group.