The easiest way for cyberattackers to infiltrate an organization is through your employees. And phishing emails continue to get more convincing, especially with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). Attackers are even posing as potential customers or vendors to establish relationships with their targets and make their emails more believable.
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that phishing schemes were the most commonly reported type of internet crime in 2022. While organizations regularly try to educate employees on the risks of phishing, it’s best to put additional safeguards in place.
The best way to keep employees from clicking a questionable link or opening a mystery attachment is to never let those phishing emails reach them. Here’s more information from our cybersecurity services experts on how to better protect your organization.
A good phishing defense starts with following cyber hygiene best practices, but that’s only one layer of protection. Many organizations have gaps in their security because they fail to implement effective tools. These gaps are compounded by the fact that attackers are shifting their tactics. Cyber attackers are getting better at writing convincing emails and spoofing addresses.
However, cyber attackers aren’t the only ones using AI. Cybersecurity teams have been using the technology to counter attacks. Natural Language Processing (NLP) has become effective at checking messages for suspicious wording and behavior.
While still looking for malicious links and attachments, technology can now detect and block suspicious messages based on the content within the email. While there’s not a single solution that will prevent all phishing attacks, Corsica has used the latest technologies to create another layer of prevention. Corsica Email Protection detects and blocks phishing emails sent to your employees.
In testing, the tool catches 99.9% of all phishing emails, including zero-day attacks. Its false positive rate is only 1 in 1 million, so users don’t have to worry about legitimate emails getting blocked.
The Corsica solution uses technologies like NLP, computer vision, and optical character recognition (OCR) to check email contents. Corsica includes Email Protection for Microsoft 365 as part of its managed services.
It only takes a few minutes to deploy because it doesn’t require any configuration changes to your email system.
Email Protection also saves your team time over the long run because they don’t need to manually address each phishing incident. Instead, the tool instantly detects and removes threats.
While the tool is much more effective than just checking the sender, attachments, and hyperlinks, it’s important to include it as part of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
A cybersecurity services or managed security service provider (MSSP) can help you create a multi-layered security plan that includes a variety of protections, including regular employee training about phishing threats.