Are Some Training Tools Better Than Others?
Many organizations use simulated attacks to educate users. Users who click phishing-style links are redirected to educational materials, while security teams gain valuable metrics on the level of vulnerability among their user populations.
What Is Technology’s Role in Anti-Phishing Efforts?
Email gateways are the first line of defense against phishing attacks. They scan inbound email before it reaches user inboxes, looking for known malicious links, suspicious phrases and other telltale signs of a phishing attack. Risky messages are quarantined for further inspection or blocked entirely. Gateways also offer added protection against spam.
What If a Message Slips Through the Filter and a User Clicks the Link?
Occasionally, a malicious message will slip through the gateway, land in an inbox and trick a user into clicking the link. When this happens, Domain Name System filtering tools can intercept user requests and prevent workers from visiting known malicious sites. Such tools also alert security teams, allowing them to provide affected users with remedial training.
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