How to Reduce the Risk of Phishing and Ransomware

Osterman Research white paper and survey looks specifically at the threats of phishing and ransomware, and how the risks of both can be reduced.

Phishing attacks are moving faster than defenses.

Phishing and ransomware were already critical threats before the health pandemic forced a sudden shift to remote working.

This report surveys cybersecurity professionals in mid-sized and large organizations about how phishing and malware are impacting the threat landscape, including:

  • Confidence in the efficacy of training for detecting phishing through other channels. 
  • Concern about their ability to prevent zero-day threats from infecting systems and applications
  • How multi-factor authentication, security awareness training, and the ability to remove phishing messages from employees’ mailboxes are critical security components

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