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Phishing Attacks Are Scarily Easy to Build

Posted by James Locus on Sep 22, 2020

Targeting People, Not the Infrastructure

Historically, many cyberattacks tended to be technology-focused and required specialized knowledge to expertly fool a network into believing the attacker was an authorized user. Spoofing, man-in-the-middle (LAN or Wi-Fi), DNS, and other attacks require actual skill (and a bit of malice) to properly execute.

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Tags: phishing, isolation, email isolation, link isolation, link wrapping

How Should Zero Trust Apply to Phishing?

Posted by James Locus on Sep 3, 2020

Isolation for Zero Trust Phishing Protection

Phishing sites frequently evade web and email filters because of the inability of secure gateways to detect new phishing websites or categorize them properly. According to Menlo Labs, web and email gateways wrongly categorize 10-15 percent of malicious websites as safe.

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Tags: phishing, isolation, URL, email filtering, zero trust

How Isolation Changes Incident Response

Posted by James Locus on Aug 20, 2020

Large Groups of Isolated Users Shrink Your Exposure Surface

Enterprises frequently acquire an isolation solution (with Menlo for remote browser isolation) for groups of users, such as VIPs, rather than their entire workforce. While this strategy insulates VIPs from malware attacks, it assumes that only VIPs have access to potentially crippling information.

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Tags: phishing, isolation, Incident Response, API, logging

The URL “Danger Zone”

Posted by James Locus on Aug 18, 2020

Inadequate Security Policies with Uncategorized Sites

The challenge most email gateways face is how to protect against URL-based threats that exist within a “danger zone”— the period when phishing sites are allowed to sneak into the network as uncategorized sites.

 

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Tags: phishing, email isolation, uncategorized sites, URL, email filtering, danger

Providing 100 Percent Malware-free Email and Web Browsing

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Aug 11, 2020

How a Fortune 500 Customer Embraced Menlo’s Isolation as Their Primary Defense Against Phishing and Email Threats.

I had the opportunity to chat with one of our largest customers the other day. I can’t mention the company name, but they are a big, well-known brand. Menlo works with eight of the ten largest banks and four of the five biggest credit card companies in the world. Let’s just say it was one of them.

 

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, phishing, isolation, secure web gateway, financial services security, email security, global cloud proxy

Open Access to the Internet with Protection

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 21, 2020

Secure Remote Worker Use Case 3:
URL Filtering, SaaS Access Control, and Visibility

A cloud-based secure web gateway (SWG) gives cybersecurity teams complete visibility and control over traffic that bypasses the VPN. Consider these two use cases.

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Tags: malware, phishing, security, spear-phishing, DLP, cloud-delivered security, visibility and control, URL filtering, VPN, SaaS access, remote users, acceptable use policies

Menlo Security Helps Organizations Build a Cybersecurity Strategy Based on ASD’s Essential Eight Recommendations

Posted by Andrew Wyte on Jul 15, 2020

Now, more than ever, the world is changing faster than people and companies can react. Organizations need help with keeping up to date on the cyberthreats to watch for, how attackers attempt to infiltrate the endpoint, and how to stop attacks in their tracks. Otherwise, cybersecurity is largely a patchwork of guesses, what-if scenarios, and crossed fingers.

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Tags: malware, phishing, remote browser isolation, RB, active content security, ASD, essential eight, phishing, application patching, operating systems patching, macro security

Security and Visibility When Users Are Not in the Office

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 14, 2020

Secure Remote Worker Use Case 2: Security and Visibility of Data and Traffic

As we now accept the new norm, combating malicious cyberthreats comes down to two things: visibility and control. If you can monitor traffic flowing to and from users’ devices and control how that traffic behaves and is secured, a malicious actor would be hard pressed to infiltrate your network and do harm.

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Tags: phishing, security, HTTS, HTTPS, SSL Inspection, DLP, cloud-delivered security, visibility and control, security policies, URL filtering, VPN, secure web gateway

Fast User Access to SaaS for Users on Home Wi-Fi

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 9, 2020

Secure Remote Worker Use Case 1: Ensure Fast, Secure Access to SaaS Platforms

Even before Covid-19 forced the adoption of work-from-home policies across the globe, the workforce had been getting more remote, more distributed, and more dependent on Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms. In turn, organizations have been looking for a new way to protect these remote users from today’s increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. Phishing attacks remain one of the biggest threats as malicious attackers take advantage of the new normal to trick users into downloading malware or giving up their credentials.

 

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Tags: phishing, ransomware, anti-phishing, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home, CASB, cloud-delivered security, Digital Workforce, Remote Work

Securing the New Normal: Future of Work

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 2, 2020

For most of us, working has always been social. We’d commute to an office every day where we’d spend our day in strategy meetings and whiteboard sessions, grab a coffee to catch up with colleagues, and catch the boss while walking the hall to provide the latest project update. Once in a while, if we had a personal appointment, a customer meeting across town, or an early-morning conference call from overseas, we’d be able to work from home, logging in from a VPN where we’d have secure access to productivity tools.

 

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Tags: phishing, ransomware, anti-phishing, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, CASB, Digital Workforce, Remote Work

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