One in every one hundred emails represent a phishing or malicous email according to a study by FireEye.

Thomas Pore, Director of IT and Services at Plixer:

“Phishing has been around since the mid-to-late 90’s, and yet it’s still a significant problem as a direct effect of how successful it remains, even decades later. People are, and always will be, the weakest link. Social engineering will succeed, which means your organization is vulnerable. You must constantly monitor network traffic and digital communication to look for behavior anomalies. Operating the SOC under the assumption that you’ve already been infected puts you in a state of mind to stay diligent when network traffic behavior anomalies rise up. A combination of regular staff training, critical asset tagging, patching and behavior anomaly detection is the foundation of a strong and successful security program.”

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