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Phish For Threats: The Emerging Need For MPDR - Talion

Phishing attacks are now more sophisticated than ever – not only is it the most common threat vector with 96% of phishing attacks coming via email, but hacker techniques are more daring and intrusive.

Don’t let phishing catch you out.

Whether you lack the in-house expertise, or are short on effective resources, Managed Phishing Detection and Response (MPDR) can help your phishing problems by detecting, responding and preventing attacks from known campaigns, before they happen and alleviate alert fatigue.

Keep reading to discover why businesses fall into the phishing trap and how your organisation can benefit from MPDR.

 

How Phishing Catches You Out

Phishing is the art of deception, at best. Cybercriminals use social engineering techniques to trick victims into believing their authenticity and fall into traps that involve account takeover and/or stealing money. Just one email sent at the right time and phishing could be inside your organisation – that’s all it takes.

Recently, there’s been a shift in mindset when it comes to phishing – it’s clear that we live in a click society, so punishing the individual is no longer a remedy. The problem lies with limited security teams, ineffective tools, lack of training and simply that phishing tactics have become more sophisticated.

It is easy for employees to adhere to false assumptions about phishing, assuming that threat actors are unaware of previous email conversations held with colleagues (when in fact they will spend time prior to execution building rapport), or that authoritative companies like Google and Microsoft are safe to use (when they can easily be impersonated or infiltrated). Cybercriminals purposefully use content that they know will elicit emotions – emotions which will drive the victim away from their usual logical standpoint. This is how phishing can catch out even the most cautious of victims.

 

Example of a phishing email where the cybercriminal masquerades as the CEO

 

What Is MPDR?

Managed Phishing Detection and Response (MPDR) is more than just staff training and security awareness; it solves issues of vulnerable targets and account takeover by offering quick identification and remediation of phishing email attacks on a 24/7 basis. Designed for organisations who lack the in-house expertise and/or resources, it blocks emails from known campaigns, answers queries about phishes and keeps your security team informed of any attacks against your user base.

Talion’s MPDR solution combines the right technology, processes and people to supplement your existing technology with a last line of phishing defence, comprising of a 24/7 SOC, Principal Analyst Team and a Project Team. It is underpinned by Cofense, a best in class Phishing Detection and Response Technology.

MPDR typically offers the following 4 features:

  • Actionable intelligence about phishing attacks in a global set of customer’s networks
  • Immediate and decisive responses to verified phishing attacks
  • Rapid and automatic quarantine of malicious emails
  • Reduced time between detection and resolution of phishing attacks

Talion’s MPDR integrates with existing phishing reporter buttons and can be implemented standalone or alongside Talion’s MDR portfolio. Full reporting is also guaranteed – a clear picture of the service that the customer is receiving to highlight the ROI.

 

Talion’s M-PDR Target Operating Model

 

How Your Organisation Can Benefit From Phishing Capabilities

Considering MPDR and in-built phishing solutions can hugely help employees within organisations identify phishing emails and report them in an effective manner, eliminating the blind spot where users fall into the trap of cybercriminals.

At Talion, we use our MPDR service in-house to report phishing emails received internally within the company, and this is how we make sure the service is running at its ultimate best.

5 key advantages of MPDR are:

✅ Significantly reduces the cost-burden of time and resources spent on phishing alert volumes

✅ Minimises the number of phishing emails reaching the user in the first place

✅ Reduces the levels of resource and personnel managing the volume of attacks

✅ Presents a clear ROI calculation on the reduction of future ransomware pay-outs

✅ Empowers organisations and staff with a round-the-clock anti-phishing service that also detects infection

 

 

Phishing is a complex issue – it’s impossible to control your entire workforce, and nor should you try to.

Perhaps your security team are lacking in numbers or skill, or you simply don’t have the 24/7 scope to address the most advanced phishing emails – this is where MPDR would help.

 

Reach out to us if you’d like to discuss MPDR with the Talion Team:

Give us a call: 0800 048 5775

Drop us an email: hello@talion.net

 

Download the MPDR datasheet to browse in your own time.

 

 
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