In the last year, phishing attacks have seen a meteoric rise as attackers
continue to refine tactics and share successful types of attacks. In particular,
they’ve taken advantage of the malware-as-a-service offerings on the dark
web in order to increase the efficiency and volume of attacks. In fact, 91% of
cyberattacks and their resulting data breaches now begin with a spear
phishing email message.
In this paper, we’ll dive into the evolution of phishing in recent years, how it
works, and what it looks like. And as cybercriminals continue to prey on
employees through their technology, we’ll make an argument for the
importance of a multi-layered defense against phishing attacks: combining
advanced security technologies with educated, phishing-aware employees.