Build security resilience against phishing attacks
Phishing is the attempt to deliver malware to or obtain sensitive information from a victim, including usernames, passwords and banking and credit card details. Phishers pose as a trustworthy entity (an internet provider, credit card company, social media platform, cloud application companies and plenty others) in an electronic communication. This could mean email, social media posts and direct messages, or even messages on collaboration tools like Slack.
One in every 99 emails is a phishing attack. Of those, 30% are opened, and this doesn’t even include non-email phishing like LinkedIn messages.
Clicking on malicious links is a fast track to a data breach, ransomware attack, credential theft and more. While financial services and retail organizations might be the among the most targeted, any organization is one click away from a catastrophic cybersecurity attack. So how can you keep your data and your users protected?
Cisco Umbrella DNS-layer security protects users from accessing malicious domains by blocking unsafe destinations — before a connection is ever made. Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) goes further, protecting users from phishing via unsafe URLs, encrypted traffic, non-standard ports and protocols, and more.
Phishing, fraud and other threats
of all attacks begin with a phishing email
of social media phishing attempts are made via LinkedIn messages
phishing attempts tracked and blocked daily by Cisco Umbrella
Cisco Umbrella has had a significant impact in preventing breaches and allowing my team to proactively block domains to active phishing campaigns. We have prevented employees from getting compromised.
Todd Beebe, Chief Security Officer, Freeport LNG Development LP