Apple, Microsoft Top Orgs Used in Spear Phishing

Infosecurity Magazine | March 19, 2019

Attackers often exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in brand-impersonation attacks, which makes it easier to bypass traditional email security because they come from reputable senders and are typically hosted on domains that weren’t previously used as part of any malicious attack, the report said.

Spotlight

Based on Cisco’s 2013 Annual Security Report findings, shown in the infographic below, your organization may not be as prepared for malicious attacks and security threats as you previously thought.

Spotlight

Based on Cisco’s 2013 Annual Security Report findings, shown in the infographic below, your organization may not be as prepared for malicious attacks and security threats as you previously thought.

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