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Phishing 101: The Ultimate Phishing and Identity Protection Glossary

2/13/2024
Categories: Announcement, Product

In the 2023 edition of Crowdstrike’s Global Threat report, it stated “80% of cyberattacks leveraged identity-based techniques to compromise legitimate credentials and try to evade detection.” This illustrates how identity-based attacks are being used as the number one attack vector and  companies need to protect themselves today—with the most prevalent form of these attacks coming in the form of phishing.

Phishing protection—where do you start?

To fortify your organization from phishing and identity-based attacks, you need to first understand the vulnerabilities within your current identity solutions. This involves the assessment of your user authentication methods, the limitations of phishable MFA factors, and identifying weaknesses in your identity solutions themselves.

Once these vulnerabilities are understood, the next step is to address them. Transitioning to more robust authentication methods and systems not only require an understanding of how these methods work but also why they are effective and the protection they provide.

In addition, the realm of phishing and identity protection is vast. Besides simply implementing phishing-resistant MFA, it is crucial to understand broader concepts of phishing and identity protection. As attackers continually devise new strategies to exploit these systems, staying informed on the latest defensive cybersecurity methods and frameworks is key.

A treasure trove of phishing and identity protection knowledge

Phishing 101 serves as an educational resource, offering in-depth insights on a wide array of topics related to phishing and identity protection:

  • Legacy MFA exploits: Featuring live demos of how legacy MFA and identity systems can be exploited using real phishing toolkits.
  • Phishable factors: An exploration into why traditional MFA factors, such as SMS or push notifications, are vulnerable to phishing attacks.
  • Phishing-resistant factors: Get insights into authentication factors that resist phishing attempts.
  • Advanced topics: Expand your knowledge with specialized subjects such as zero trust and continuous authentication.

Elevate your knowledge today

Begin your journey towards understanding of phishing and identity protection today to secure your organization for tomorrow. Check out Phishing 101.