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Mitigate Phishing Attacks


According to Verizon’s most recent Data Breach Investigations Report, email remains the most common way to launch a cyber-attack, used in 96% of socially engineered attacks. What’s more, phishing and pretexting represent 93% of all socially engineered data breaches. (Pretexting involves a false narrative designed to trick the user.) And the average cost of a data breach is $3.92 million, according to the Ponemon Cost of Data Breach report.

Luckily for you, phishing services from Cofense can keep you from becoming the next security breach headline.

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When Malicious Emails Invade Your Network, You Need To Mitigate Asap

Phishing prevention sometimes means stopping phish at the perimeter. But more often than not, it really means phishing mitigation. When a malicious email evades your secure email gateway (SEG), the hunt is on and the clock is ticking. Every minute adds to potential businesses losses. You need to triage the threat and get to mitigation fast.

Phishing mitigation with Cofense® can help you do that. We’re laser-focused on helping the world stop phishing attacks that get past the perimeter and land in user inboxes.

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Phishing Email Analysis Allows You To Respond To Email Clusters

If you’ve implemented phishing awareness training, your security team is likely getting more alerts on real phish. Responding to these phishing reports individually, however, is inefficient. You need phishing email analysis.

Cofense Triage streamlines phishing mitigation by automatically clustering malicious emails by campaign.

Our platform finds key commonalities among reported emails. As these commonalities are discovered, Cofense Triage creates a cluster of reports. That cluster represents what could be a phishing campaign.

Automate With Phishing Playbooks

Once you identify a threat, you need to get ahead of it. Our platform uses playbooks to automate your response. A playbook is a set of repeatable tasks that can be automated to reduce the work of the analyst.

After you create a playbook, you can save it and reuse it for other threats.

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Orchestrate And Involve The Right Teams At The Right Time

Our out-of-the-box integrations enable analysts to work with all your existing security tools. Our read-write API automates the process of involving the right teams quickly, while Cofense Triage integrations keep your array of solutions in sync. What’s more, our Noise Reduction feature cuts through spam to free your people to collaborate on hunting genuine threats.

Just Some Of Our Integration Partners

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Find And Quarantine Phishing Emails

Let’s stop for a moment and review what happens when you respond to a phishing alert using Cofense Triage.

A bad email makes it past the SEG. That should have caught it. Your eagle-eyed workforce recognizes the threat and reports it.

Cofense Triage automates analysis and uses playbooks to prepare the response. A security analyst kicks off the response and asks: “Where else does that email live on my servers?” Uhhhh.

Enter Cofense Vision

To find threats wherever they’re hiding, Cofense Vision stores, indexes, and enriches emails for faster querying and quarantine. How long does it typically take to search your email servers? How many internal resources do you have to tap during the process? Does the mail team talk to the incident response team?

Cofense Vision allows you to easily find bad emails, dig deeper, and root out the whole phishing campaign. In 3 clicks you can search, select, and  quarantine emails in Microsoft Exchange and Office365, then un-quarantine if further analysis proves an email to be harmless.

Automate, Yes. And With Human Control.

While automation vastly improves efficiency, it doesn’t erase the need for “eyes on glass.” In a blog post titled “Security without Security People,” Gartner Analyst Anton Chuvakin said, “If you think you can do security well without security people, you are deluded and probably breached, too. However, we need to really focus on making the available people work efficiently and effectively.”

As we continue to simplify phishing response by adding automation, Cofense leaves the critical decision-making to human analysts. We give security teams information on phishing clusters, complete with indicators  of compromise (IOC’s), so teams can apply the human touch as they respond decisively.

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Phishing Mitigation Complements (And Strengthens) Your Current Soar Environment

When it comes to phishing response, Cofense Triage is more efficient than traditional SOAR platforms. You can respond to the tsunami of phishing alerts more effectively, with fewer man hours.

But let’s be clear. A phishing-specific SOAR won’t replace the need for a broader SOAR platform. Rather, it complements it by speeding response to threats from the #1 cyber-attack vector. Adding a quicker, smarter phishing response to your security stack gets you to mitigation, breach prevention, and peace of mind faster. Sometimes, 1 plus 1 adds up to 3.

Learn More About Cofense Triage And Cofense Vision

So those are the ways Cofense helps mitigate phishing faster. But seeing is believing—view our platform for yourself.

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