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Ways to protect against phishing threats and credential theft

Edwin Seo, Regional Security Architect, APJ at F5 Networks | Sept. 18, 2015
"Phishing, you say? Well, that's not my problem."

It is certain that phishing attacks have played a key role in attributing to over 300 million globally of credentials, banking information, and personal or corporate identities for sale on the underground Internet. Protecting one's brand from making the headlines as victims of phishing threats like costly data breaches, wide-spread system infiltration, and unauthorised transactions therefore bears a greater responsibility. It requires an ongoing effort to identify and overtake attackers as well as to shut down malicious services before potentially crippling losses.

Organisations should never count on employees or customers to always make the right choice when exploring the web. Instead, it should proactively put measures in place to provide a degree of confidence that the information behind the internet facing apps their customers and employees use is protected against any forms of attacks.

 

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