KILL THE NOISE
Phishing Email Threat Intelligence
Strategically Understand Evolving Phishing Threats
The phishing threat landscape is noisy and rapidly evolving. Many threat feeds fail to mitigate that noise – often riddled with false positives and failing to provide a strategic understanding of emerging threats. Security teams are resource constrained, often unable to turn raw threat data into actionable intelligence, creating barriers to achieving effective defense.
Security teams need an intelligence offering they can trust, that allows them to ingest and integrate intelligence based on the resources they have at hand. They need help prioritizing how they use their tools and resources to combat phishing, and Cofense Intelligence provides the tactical and strategic intelligence to best inform their phishing defense strategy. From today’s IOCs to strategic overviews of the top emerging trends in phishing, Cofense Intelligence provides the breadth of coverage needed for a strong phishing defense.
Prioritize Threats that Matter Most
SOC and Threat Intelligence analysts must work across multiple security platforms to identify evolving email-borne threats. To determine indicators of compromise (IOCs) and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), analysts slog through high volumes of raw data, often filled with false-positives. Many threat feeds don’t offer phishing-specific intelligence, creating more work as you try to prioritize phishing threats.
Threat analysts need intelligence focused on phishing threats, delivering not only the latest TTPs and IOCs but the strategic context and insight to stop attacks. You need IOCs to be scored to allow you to know how to best action them. Trusted, high-fidelity phishing threat intelligence lets you prioritize and respond to phishing attacks in progress—plus proactively prepare for emerging threats in the wild.
Mitigate Identified Issues Quickly
Indicators are great, but they’re just one piece of the puzzle and only get you so far. Few things are more frustrating than knowing you have a problem, and not knowing what to do about it. Critical time can be lost digging for the answers around the context of an indicator and what to do next to get a full understanding of the problem at hand.
IOCs are not created equal. Some are sure indicators that you have a very real issue. Others provide information and guidance as one piece in a larger puzzle. You need help to determine the potential risk of an indicator to guide appropriate action, such as ‘I need to act now’ or ‘I need to investigate further’. Should an indicator be confirmed as present in your environment, you require rapid understanding of the threat to enable fast mitigation.
Stay Ahead of Emerging Threats
Threat actors are constantly identifying new ways to ensure that phishing is successful. This is exactly why phishing continues to be the leading infection vector. Threat actors are innovative, creative, and often have plenty of time to create and update their phishing campaigns. There is no silver bullet solution to this problem, and enterprises that don’t proactively integrate emerging threats into their defense are left vulnerable.
When phishing threat actors innovate their tactics and techniques to bypass today’s next-gen email defenses, you need to know what threats are successfully reaching user inboxes. You can’t do this alone. You need to partner with an organization that can give you this unique insight. Armed with it, you can understand the risk to your organization, guide relevant and timely defense actions, and direct appropriate security awareness activities.
Avoid Wasted Time on Stale Intelligence
Time is precious, especially when it comes to phishing. Many intelligence feeds today are simple aggregations of other open source feeds, often leaving you guessing about the timeliness of those indicators. The longer a new TTP goes unpublicized, the longer an organization is vulnerable to it.
Don’t waste your time on yesterday’s indicators. You need to consume information on today’s IOCs right in your security stack. Repackaged or repurposed feeds provide little value. You need to know that the intelligence you’re consuming is sourced from high-value collections, ensuring insight into today’s campaigns, focused on those that reach enterprise user inboxes.
Constrained on Resources? We Can Still Help.
Many vulnerable, target-rich organizations do not have the financial and material resources to set up automated ingestion, blocking, and alerting of phishing indicators. For smaller Information Security teams combating phishing, it may feel like defending against a potential forest fire with a bucket.
Don’t bury your head in the sand! By understanding the top phishing trends and emerging TTPs, you can prioritize your limited resources. Use your understanding to influence relevant and timely security awareness activities – training your users on what phishing actually looks like today. To extend your proactive defense, you need a specially-curated feed of high-risk, high-fidelity IOC’s for your block list, and high-level reporting on the top trends in phishing, and important emerging threats.