In the past six months, Menlo Security Threat Research revealed a 198% surge in browser-based phishing attacks. Despite the increased productivity from heightened browser usage, this poses a significant cybersecurity risk.
Traditional network controls and user training are no longer sufficient, as zero-hour phishing attacks bypass commonly deployed security tools. Enterprises are at risk as attackers exploit this gap, employing evasive techniques and social engineering to target users through browsers and steal credentials.
So, what’s the solution? Here are 3 keen insights:
CISOs need to adapt their defense strategies as cyber attackers increasingly target browsers. Recognizing that compromised user credentials often serve as the starting point for cybercrime campaigns, leading to ransomware outbreaks or intellectual property theft, it's crucial to redirect efforts towards browser security.
Humans remain a vulnerable entry point, particularly as the weak link in browser exposure. Our latest report highlights key insights from the Menlo Security Cloud which analyzes over 400 billion web sessions annually. This information is invaluable for CISOs and security teams, providing them with the necessary insight to make informed decisions amid this evolving threat landscape.
Traditional enterprise security solutions continue to fail against these novel threats. Even AI models trained on network-based telemetry fall short because classic firewalls and SWGs lack visibility into browser telemetry. With the widespread adoption of cloud services, increased browser usage, and remote work here to stay, Secure Cloud Browser technology has undeniably emerged as the reliable and scalable approach to mitigating these evasive threats targeting the browser.
Explore the comprehensive insights into how Secure Cloud Browser technology can provide end-to-visibility inside the browser, enabling enterprises to protect their users and data against zero-hour phishing attacks and the increasing browser attack surface.
Read the full report here.