Need For Effective Anti-Phishing Software Social engineering is the buzzword around with the innovation of internet technology and various social networking platforms. As you browse the internet do you encounter mails or website links that ask you share your personal details and then take you to faulty web pages? Well, if you have faced it then you are not the only one. There are millions who face the same both in their personal and professional world. This is known as phishing, and it is malicious software designed by computer hackers to rob your personal information and can even damage a computing device. Most phishing attacks are naturally targeted towards the ones who are naïve and know nothing about phishing and pay a heavy price for their vulnerability. In the recent past, there have been numerous employee awareness programs and anti-phishing solutions in order to limit these attacks. There are eminent service providers that use employee research tools and latest technologies and have come up with innovative anti-phishing software that safeguards an employee from these attacks and also creates a prioritized plan of action for alleviating the chances of potential hazards. As social engineering has become more prevalent, phishing awareness too is becoming a prime concern round the globe. Phishing attacks are capable of resulting in enterprise crisis by stealing all the corporate data through the third party intruders. This leads to an organization’s reputation as well as monetary loss. Private information that is leaked by sophisticated phishing attacks these days includes data such as Visa, credit card, debit card, password, account and password details as well as business plans, sales forecasts and many more. Regular phishing protection solutions only address the process and the technology used. However, there are certain solutions that address the aspect of “people’s risk”. One such recent trend is the “incidentbased” approach that works towards making the employees of an organization aware about these attacks. The innovative anti-phishing software provides the following advantages:Assists organizations in evaluating potential risks related to phishing Provide flexible reporting capabilities and integrate them back into the organization’s main performance-indicator framework Provides detailed “road map" solution focusing on the security awareness and training within the company Assists in spotting the weakness within people, process and technology links Enables in prioritizing remediation attempts via effective benchmarking and maturity analysis Assists in maximizing employee awareness and knowledge to help guard sensitive data
Therefore, the new age service providers of anti-phishing software solutions assist enterprises to analyze an employee’s aptitude in responding to phishing attacks. The protection not only concentrates on computing devices but also people’s awareness and mental aptitude. Read also on: Simulated phishing attack
Published on Mar 20, 2012
Most phishing attacks are naturally targeted towards the ones who are naïve and know nothing about phishing and pay a heavy price for their...