PhishLabs Launches the First Spear Phishing Protection Service | Press Release
PhishLabs Launches the First Spear Phishing Protection Service
New 24/7 service combines advanced technology and human expertise to disrupt targeted attacks before compromise.
Charleston, SC, June 8, 2015 – PhishLabs, the leading provider of 24/7 cybersecurity services that protect against the exploitation of people, announced today at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2015 the launch of its new, groundbreaking Spear Phishing Protection service. The new offering is the first around-the-clock security service designed to disrupt spear phishing attacks before the compromise of targeted systems and data.
The new Spear Phishing Protection service addresses the need for more robust and dedicated protection against spear phishing attacks. An estimated ten to twenty percent of employees open malicious attachments sent via spear phishing emails1. For this reason, ninety-one percent of targeted attacks utilize spear phishing to compromise systems and steal data2.
“We quickly analyze targeted threats and take action to counter them 24/7,” said John LaCour, Founder and CEO of PhishLabs. “We help stop these spear phishing attacks before they turn into major security incidents and data breaches.”
The new Spear Phishing Protection service disrupts targeted threats early in the attack process, preventing the compromise of critical systems, sensitive data, and other information assets. Aided by proprietary threat analysis technology, PhishLabs experts confirm and rapidly dissect spear phishing attacks, analyze malware, extract threat indicators, and establish meaningful threat context that drives fast and effective attack mitigation.
PhishLabs takes action to aggressively disrupt the external components of spear phishing attacks, such as malicious sites and command and control systems. This disables adversary operations while yielding high-value threat intelligence for the company’s clients. The new service works alongside and enhances security awareness training, secure email gateways, incident response, and other defensive layers that are commonly in place to protect against phishing attacks.
On Tuesday, June 9, at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2015, John LaCour will be giving a talk entitled “What Really Works for Spear Phishing Defense? Learn Effective Strategies.” During the talk, Mr. LaCour will detail a strategic defensive framework for spear phishing and introduce the company’s new Spear Phishing Protection service. PhishLabs will also be exhibiting in booth number 1212.
PhishLabs is the leading provider of 24/7 cybersecurity services that protect against the exploitation of people to compromise systems and steal data. The company is trusted by top organizations worldwide, including 4 of the 5 largest U.S. financial institutions. PhishLabs combines proprietary technology, intelligence, and human expertise to rapidly detect, analyze, and stop targeted cyberattacks before they impact organizations. Additionally, the company provides robust threat intelligence that strengthens existing cyber defenses and optimizes threat prevention. Leading organizations partner with PhishLabs to more effectively disrupt targeted cyberattacks, prevent data breaches, and reduce online fraud.
1 – Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report 2015
2 – TrendMicro