This week, the Cofense blog post, Invoice Themed Phishing Emails Are Spreading from Trusted Links, was named 2020 Best Security Blog by Federal Information Security Educators (FISSEA). Founded in 1987, FISSEA is an organization run by and for federal government information security professionals to assist federal agencies in strengthening employee cybersecurity awareness and training programs. Each year – with dozens of entries in varied categories – FISSEA recognizes a best entry in the FISSEA Training Exercise Contest. To meet the criteria, training exercises must have a security theme and be a part of an organization’s current security training program. Judging is based on originality, security message and graphic concept.
“We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to help companies find and remove phish in their environments,” said Michael Callahan, Cofense SVP of Marketing. “Cofense believes that a comprehensive phishing detection and response program is key to stopping phishing attacks, and we appreciate that the FISSEA program continues to raise awareness of resources like our blog designed to educate on the latest phishing techniques.”
Our analyst (and winning blog post author), Kian Mahdavi, and his coworkers in the Phishing Defense Center (PDC), devote their time to identifying and stopping phishing attacks. In addition, they provide insightful information about the dangers of phishing and how threat actors succeed in evading standard defenses. They, and the 24-plus million customers in our community who report phish daily, make the difference in our mission to rid organizations worldwide of phishing attacks.
Read the winning blog post here.