Business Email Compromise Protection

Protect against BEC from inception to inbox

BEC Threats Prey on Unsuspecting Employees

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks evade security filters and lead to fraud, compromised accounts, and data leakage. They use social engineering to trick recipients into executing urgent financial transactions or sending confidential data.

Account takeover and look-alike domains are used by threat actors to impersonate senior-level executives and business partners in BEC scams. Often overlooked by spam filters, it only takes one interaction with a BEC email to spark a crippling attack. But detecting and extracting spear phishing scams is more complex than fine-tuning email and anti-virus security. Social engineering threats pose a unique challenge for security teams because even sophisticated first-alert security systems will fail to stop threats they can’t detect.

Source BEC Intel From Inception to Inbox

BEC emails are difficult to stop because of their simplicity and reliance on social engineering instead of technical exploitation. There are no malicious attachments, URLs, or other technical indicators that email filters commonly rely on to detect threats. As a result, BEC emails frequently make it past filters and into user inboxes.

PhishLabs takes a different approach to defend against BEC threats. We use intelligence to disrupt BEC attacks from inception to delivery. Enterprises maintain complete visibility into the external threats targeting their business with proactive monitoring that searches for malicious look-alike domains, and crowdsourced BEC intelligence from millions of user inboxes. From inside the firewall, trained-and-ready employees provide an additional layer of defense by reporting suspicious emails for analysis and response.

Quickly Identify and Prioritize BEC Threats

Without expert analysis, many BEC threats that rely solely on impersonation and social engineering can go undetected. The sheer volume of suspicious emails reported by users and new domains registered daily make it difficult for security teams to weed out false positives and focus on real threats.

PhishLabs quickly identifies and prioritizes malicious emails through a proven combination of automated analysis and detailed human expertise. This approach eliminates false positives while ensuring real threats are quickly and efficiently identified, keeping enterprises one step ahead of BEC attacks without overloading their security teams.

Stop BEC Attacks with End-to-End Disruption

Stopping BEC attacks before employee compromise is difficult. Threat actors rely on a sense of urgency to convince victims to act immediately, pressuring security teams to quickly find and mitigate threats. Security teams are also blindsided by BEC attacks and forced to respond reactively, because they originate from hacked, legitimate accounts or are cloaked by look-alike domains created through commonly used registrars and hosted on legitimate servers.

PhishLabs’ BEC Protection disrupts attacker infrastructure at the source by monitoring for look-alike domain registrations that could be used for BEC emails, using this intelligence to block attacks. To further disrupt attacks, PhishLabs can automatically detect and remove BEC emails from user inboxes. This keeps fake invoices and fraudulent wire requests out of sight and out of mind, reducing risks and maintaining business resiliency.

Extend Email Protection Beyond Frontline Security

Today, businesses must rely on a broad set of tools and services to protect against social engineering attacks. BEC email threats are designed by threat actors to evade email security and target multiple employees, but it only takes a single response to inflict significant damage to an enterprise.

PhishLabs serves as a valuable extension of your security team providing BEC Protection through ownership of the entire threat detection and mitigation process. We help secure your business from social engineering email cyberattacks, without burdening your operational workload.

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