Fish for Talent in a Shrinking Pool
Phishing threats are no longer static. As they evolve, so must the skills and resources needed to understand them and effectively respond. However, competition for security talent is fierce. It’s increasingly difficult to retain the skills your organization needs, placing pressure on your budget and your phishing defense.
Faced with increasingly sophisticated attacks, today’s security teams need a wider view of the landscape. Offloading tasks like the analysis of user-reported phishing emails to a team of dedicated specialists prevents you from being blindsided. Gain breadth and depth of coverage while focusing internal resources where they can have the greatest impact.
Manage Risk in a Dynamic Environment
As organizations transform their engagement with customers, citizens, and partners, IT departments have a massive job on their hands, striving to support change through technological innovation. As the security perimeter dissolves, the attack surface increases. The nature and type of risks to manage are proliferating rapidly, with technology struggling to keep pace.
In such a dynamic environment, an enduring phishing defense requires more than technical controls. It also demands more than traditional approaches to security awareness, which settle for passive participation in organizational security. A smarter approach empowers end users to be active participants, “human sensors” who can identify and prevent threats—and help improve threat-sharing across peer organizations.
Handle Unexpected Security Incidents
Despite continued investments in technology and training, some attacks will reach their target and trigger security incidents. Such events can lead to compromise or breach, requiring remediation at significant time and cost.
The faster security operations teams can get visibility of attacks and consume actionable intelligence, the sooner they can reduce threat exposure and disrupt it. Deploying new security tools within the environment is time consuming. However, the right intelligence on active threats allows teams to leverage existing tools. Request a Demo now.
Communicate Better with the Board
Today’s boards of directors are cybersecurity decision-makers. The legal liabilities, including to directors themselves, resulting from a data breach can be devastating. For this and other reasons, boards now demand more information from security leadership to show that obligations are being met and risks effectively managed.
To simplify board communication, Cofense provides executive-level reporting, industry benchmarking, and comparative analysis. Demonstrate risk reduction and regulatory compliance, using key metrics and language the board will understand. Articulate the risks the organization faces, the steps to mitigate, and the effectiveness of your phishing defense.
Mind the Gaps: Improve Detection and Response
Whatever the level of investment, there will always be gaps in every protection program and technical control. If not understood, these gaps provide opportunities that threat actors are only too happy to exploit. Without visibility, attacker dwell time increases, along with the risk of compromise or breach.
When phishing threats bypass the controls implemented to stop them, organizations are blind to the threat. By focusing on detecting threats in the inbox and on the processes needed to get full visibility, security teams can get ‘Left of Breach, ‘stopping attacks before they become the next headline news.