A sign of the times: Automated communications fraud and what you can do to stop it
Fraudulent calls from “the IRS” urging you to take action. Text messages from unknown senders posing as friends. Emails from “your CEO” asking for gift cards. Every day we’re getting fake communications: calls, texts, and emails — and it’s only getting worse.
Criminals are developing new, sophisticated techniques faster than ever for the sole purpose of duping users and extorting money or information. In fact, 68% of phishing emails blocked by Gmail every day are new variations that have never been seen before and last only 12 minutes. Criminals have automated phishing and are mutating attacks to evade black lists and AI/ML approaches that rely on historical data.
What do these types of attacks have in common? They are founded on fake sender identity. Fraudsters prey on empathy, sympathy, and humans’ tendency to act and react. But there is hope — by focusing your defenses on sender identity approaches that don’t rely on historical data, you can protect your organization from attacks like phishing and BEC.
Join this 60-minute webinar as Valimail CEO and co-founder Alexander García-Tobar dives into:
- The nuances of “automated phishing”
- How user awareness training isn’t enough to defend your organization and prevent losses
- How authenticating sender identity is the key to defining email security policies and protecting your organization
- Laying the groundwork for the next big target: IoT