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Combating spear phishing attacks

Combating spear phishing attacks

How to defend against the more sophisticated and dangerous form of phishing and 10 proactive steps to defend against cyber attacks

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Combating spear phishing attacks

Combating spear phishing attacks

How to defend against the more sophisticated and dangerous form of phishing

The need for sound security practices and controls is imperative to help protect against a growing swell of sophisticated cyber threats. Targeted attacks, including those perpetrated via e-mail, such as spear phishing, have become commonplace. It is almost certain that these attacks will increase in frequency and sophistication as companies expand the use of digital assets and unstructured data. Companies stand to lose far more than their intellectual property in the aftermath of a spear phishing attack. Damage to reputation and brand can be just as devastating as theft of property and secrets. 

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