Phish of the Week: 7 Ways to Combat Supply Chain Attacks through Email Security

I really appreciate The New York Times’ ind Your Place in Line” vaccine calculator tool. Even though it says I’m roughly 270 millionth in line, it’s a glimmerf hope! But, like most people, I’d still appreciate a chance to get the shot just a tiny bit sooner.

Practical Tips for Preventing a Future SolarWinds-Like Breach

As the number of SolarWinds breach investigations grow, so too does the related “news fatigue.” Instead of reading up on new fallout costs and politicians’ opinions, you may find it more useful to get answers to questions like:

  • How do you detect if a vendor’s been compromised, earlier in the attack cycle?
  • Which security techniques can I apply today to prevent supply chain-originated breaches?
  • Can Microsoft 365 block partner account takeover messages?

To answer these questions, check out the 2021 guide to preventing supply chain phishing — the cause of most supply chain breaches — here.

These insights are based on an analysis of $300M+ in supply chain-based fraud Area 1 blocked last year. If organizations don’t take immediate action to prevent supply chain attacks through email security now, that figure will only exponentially increase in 2021.

Now Some Ways to Impress Your Executives (with Data!)

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A 2020 FS-ISAC/Deloitte CISO survey found that the top cybersecurity topic for boards and management teams (just after “overall security strategy”) is “Review of current threats and security risks.”

If your management team takes an active, data-driven interest to improving cybersecurity outcomes, then here are a few new Area 1 reports, customized to your organization, that should impress your bosses:

  • Threat Origins report
  • Malicious Threat Types report
  • Malicious Sender and Top Malicious Sending Domains report

Learn more about these and our other new product updates, in this blog post.

Phishing for Divorce (and other Musings)

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Would you open an email from a legitimate law firm proclaiming to serve you divorce papers?

The email is certainly intriguing — and, as a phishing message — very targeted (not to mention, cruel). It also serves as the most clever phishing lure our co-founder, Oren Falkowitz, has ever seen.

Check out Oren’s recent interview on “The Business Brew” podcast to hear more of his musings on topics ranging from phishing to startup culture to Zoom fatigue, and more.

The Hits Keep Coming…

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Last week, CRN named Area 1 one of the “20 Coolest Web, Application and Security Companies of 2021.” While it’s an honor to be recognized by the press, it’s even better to know customers say we’re an “awesome team to work with,” and the “best bang for your buck in phishing protection.”

Read the latest G2 Crowd peer-to-peer reviews on Area 1 here.

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Learn to Catch Phish here.


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Shalabh Mohan

VP, Product at Area 1

With a career spanning 20 years fighting bad guys online, Shalabh leads all product and go-to-market functions at Area 1 Security, with extensive prior experience across security, enterprise, and cloud infrastructure companies such as Aspen Networks, IronPort Systems, Cisco and Bracket Computing. Shalabh and his teams have taken products from conception all the way to large scale businesses; and in the process have consistently helped make the Internet a safer place. An alumnus of Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, Shalabh holds five patents and can claim to know something about enterprise infrastructure and security.

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