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Protect Remote Workers
Remote workers are highly dependent on digital communications and subject to personalized email attacks that target them individually and as a gateway to their employer.
While they may feel safe at home, they can also be more vulnerable in the relative isolation of a home office. Especially when events such as the current COVID-19 crisis elevate fear and uncertainty, how can they tell what’s normal and what’s not, when nothing is normal right now.
Agari advanced email security solutions dynamically adjust to the latest phishing and business email compromise tactics to keep all employees safe from attacks that slip past legacy defenses.
Combine detection, remediation, and training for a better layered defense.
Remote workers rely heavily on digital communications. Messages coming to them can be packed with embedded links and attachments.
Many attacks related to the recent COVID-19 outbreak impersonate government agencies, taking advantage of workers hungry for information in an environment of elevated anxiety and fear. Their goal – to trick those workers into clicking on fake alerts, notices, and donation requests. Defenses need to evolve quickly to keep pace.
With each email it analyzes, Agari Phishing Defense (APD) discovers and learns to detect new threats. It detects attacks without a recognizable signature or malicious payload – even those never seen before.
Events that destabilize the business environment give threat actors a plausible reason to make requests that might otherwise stand out as unusual. Most recently attackers have used COVID-19 as that compelling event.
These attacks become even more effective when they are accompanied by insider information with business context that generally only a few legitimate people would know.
Agari Phishing Defense detects attacks coming as plain text messages from imposters posing as legitimate accounts payable clerks at vendors who then demand payment and changes to bank routing instructions.
Vulnerable remote workers can pose significant insider risks. The use of personal devices in the home office, file sharing systems, home / public wifi, and even unsecured conference calls can lead to compromised accounts and disclosure of confidential information.
Attacks that use legitimate email accounts and insider information are some of the most difficult for traditional security controls to catch.
Agari Phishing Defense inspects employee-to-employee messages and detects behavioral anomalies that telegraph insider attacks, even when they come from legitimate accounts. These defenses can be tuned based on identity and relationships and gets more effective with every email analyzed.
Without Domain-based Messaging Authentication, Reporting and Compliance (DMARC), threat actors readily seize on the opportunity to use high-reputation brand names to get their attacks delivered to the inbox.
These brand impersonation attacks can be targeted at customers or the general public and tend to spike when events like the COVID-19 outbreak distract workers and elevate fear and leave them desperate for information.
Agari accelerates DMARC implementations and helps identify the source of unauthorized email, especially from lookalike domains so that those services can be taken offline more quickly before causing irreparable harm to your brand.
Buried in the spam, gray mail and nuisance email that finds its way to employee inboxes, dangerous threats can lurk undetected. These threats evaded initial detection and wait in the inbox to activate.
Agari Continuous Detection and Response (CDR) technology uses a global cyber intelligence sharing network and multiple threat intelligence feeds to identify and prioritize previously undetected threats using newly discovered indicators of compromise.
It then enables the Security team to quickly investigative, triage and remove threats from all employee inboxes with a few clicks. CDR technology also works in conjunction with Agari Agari Phishing Response (APR) to prioritize reported phishing incidents, elevating the most suspicious to the top of the list for fast remediation.