LookingGlass is a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Cybersecurity leader emphasizes importance of educating organizations on effective phishing protection
Reston, Virginia – October 13, 2016 – LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, a leader in threat intelligence driven security, announces their co-sponsorship of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and co-partnership with the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). This month, LookingGlass will focus on educating individuals and organizations on how to effectively prevent, detect, respond and recover from phishing attacks. LookingGlass believes that learning about common scams will empower individuals and organizations to protect themselves online.
Although it has been around for years, phishing is still one of the most common and effective online scams. The explosive rise of mobile devices, mobile applications, and social media networks has given phishers new vectors to exploit, along with access to volumes of personal data that can be used in more targeted attacks. The fact that phishing attacks are still so common highlights their efficacy and reinforces the need to implement comprehensive phishing education and response plans to protect organizations.
As a NCSAM Champion and avid supporter of the APWG, LookingGlass will release weekly blogs, a phishing protection white paper outlining steps to effectively protect organizations from attacks, and an end of month webcast to wrap up this month of learning. Phishing attacks target both large and small businesses alike, and have been credited with causing some of the largest data breaches. The goal of every organization should be to prevent or minimize the impact of phishing attacks, which can initially be achieved by the development and implementation of a comprehensive protection and response plan.
“The theme of this year’s NCSAM is Cybersecurity is our Shared Responsibility. LookingGlass wants individuals, employees and organizations to know that they can be a part of the phishing solution if they simply learn, stop, think and verify before they click,” – Robin Witty, Vice President of Marketing, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
LookingGlass recommends that an effective phishing protection plan should focus on four primary areas: Prevention, Detection, Response, and Recovery. LookingGlass delivers a range of threat intelligence driven security solutions to address phishing which include Detection and Analysis Services, Response and Take Down Services, Phishing URL Data Feed, Dynamic Threat Defense solution that integrates threat intelligence with a protocol-specific firewall to stop malware and spear-phishing attacks, and a Protected Site Seal which alerts when someone attempts to copy an organization’s website for malicious purposes.
Phishing is pervasive. Attacks continue to grow each year as they are becoming more sophisticated and better able to hide from detection. LookingGlass encourages organizations to examine their company’s readiness and devise a solid plan to combat the problem of phishing.
For more information about LookingGlass’ phishing solutions, visit https://www.lookingglasscyber.com/solutions/phishing/.
About LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
LookingGlass Cyber Solutions delivers comprehensive threat intelligence-driven security through a scalable solution portfolio of machine readable threat intelligence (MRTI), a threat intelligence management platform with 100+ data sources transformed into global Internet and threat intelligence, network-based threat mitigation, and threat intelligence services. By addressing risks across structured Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), unstructured and open source data (OSINT), and internal network telemetry, customers gain unprecedented understanding into threats that may impact their business including cyber, physical assets, and third party partners. Prioritized, relevant and timely insights enable customers to operationalize threat intelligence in an effective and efficient way throughout the threat lifecycle. For more information, visit https://www.lookingglasscyber.com/.