We have a problem. Still.
Despite record investments in cyber security technology, the data continues to paint a bleak picture:
91% of breaches start with spear phishing
146 Days – the average time to identify a breach
82 Days – the average time to contain a breach
$4 Million – the global average cost of a data breach
Our heavy reliance on technology to protect against constantly evolving cyber threats ignores the most critical element— the human element.
Phishing targets people – your employees – and with 92% of global information workers using email regularly as part of their job, it’s no surprise.
By targeting employees, attackers are playing the odds and hoping for an easy mark.
(Introducing Cofense™, formerly PhishMe®, is the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions world-wide. Cofense delivers a collaborative approach to cybersecurity by enabling organization-wide engagement to active email threats. Courtesy of Cofense and YouTube. Posted on Jun 12, 2018.)
Cofense™, a global leader in phishing defense and attack disruption, is pleased to announce the Cofense Phishing Defense Suite has been nominated to compete in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
Cofense was founded on the principle that people are not the weakest link and that human-driven phishing defense solutions are the most effective way to secure an enterprise against email-based threats.
Cofense disrupts the core of the adversary’s attack chain and leverages humans to identify and stop phishing threats in their tracks at an enterprise scale.
It was the first security vendor – and therefore the primary innovator – to bring this unique approach to market.
(Phishing continues to be the #1 concern for most organizations. So what can you do to help prevent becoming a statistic when your technology can’t keep pace with attackers? Empower and condition your employees to recognize and resist malicious phishing attempts with Cofense PhishMe. Cofense PhishMe was designed to change risky behavior and enable employees to recognize and report malicious phishing emails. Courtesy of Cofense and YouTube. Posted on Jun 12, 2018.)
Cofense has proven that through effective conditioning, employees can be less susceptible to cyber-attacks and transformed into informants that provide timely intelligence.
Cofense does this by using a collaborative approach to cybersecurity which enables organization-wide engagement to active email threats.
From the Cofense perspective, its competitors view the problem incorrectly by focusing on raising awareness alone; however, Cofense data finds phishing attacks in progress are not actually stopped by raising awareness alone but by enabling and engaging a human-driven approach to incident response and threat mitigation.
The Cofense methodology entails periodically immersing employees in simulated real-life phishing scenarios that deliver hands-on experience with safe examples and on-the-spot education and training content.
Cofense solutions focus on engaging individuals for better prevention, reporting, response and mitigation.
Cofense PhishMe embraces the concept of learning through doing.
It is not intended to solely offer Computer-Based Training (CBT) or the traditional videos employees usually have to watch.
Cofense recognizes the place CBTs have for certain compliance requirements and provides security CBTs for free to all organizations, but more importantly is focused on delivering a solution designed to change risky behavior through simulated attack scenarios.
With Cofense Reporter employees actively report suspicious emails which consequently makes them less susceptible.
On the security operations side, Cofense Triage quickly analyses suspected phishing emails with context from Cofense Intelligence.
(Cofense Triage, the first phishing-specific security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform, can help you stop active phishing attacks in progress. By leveraging real-time, internally reported attack intelligence from conditioned users, Cofense Triage makes it easy to stop phishing attacks in progress by eliminating the noise of the abuse mailbox, automating standard responses, and orchestrating across your other security systems to quickly respond to and eliminate phishing threats. Courtesy of Cofense and YouTube. Posted on Jun 12, 2018.)
It prioritizes analysis by user reputation, severity and reporting volume, in order to address severe threats as quickly as possible.
It also fully integrated with other tools in the security stack such as threat intelligence platforms and SIEMs to better automate and orchestrate responses to today’s top threats.
The Cofense comprehensive human phishing defense solution ultimately reduces susceptibility by as much as 95 percent and helps decrease time to respond to active attacks.
No other company offers such a complete suite of product and services to build an effective defense against phishing attacks, nor offers truly actionable and relevant phishing threat intelligence, which accounts for the majority of all network attacks.
Cofense is the first in the market to offer a managed phishing incident response platform built for global enterprises and is the first to market to offer a truly end-to-end phishing mitigation solution with multiple deployment options: cloud, on-premises and a managed service.
(We have a team that is focused on one thing – finding threats and providing the timely, accurate and relevant information you need to protect your organization. Cofense Intelligence uses multiple collection methods to monitor the ever-growing volume of spam and malware propagated on a daily basis. We deliver a context driven response – not just that something is bad, but the how and why it is bad. Courtesy of Cofense and YouTube. Posted on Jun 12, 2018.)
Cofense’s innovative approach was recognized by a number of industry accolades in 2017, including:
Named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training.
Third year ranked in the Deloitte Fast 500.
Named a 2017 Fastest Growing Company and a Best Place to Work by Washington Business Journal.
Major milestones include:
- Acquired by private equity consortium in a deal valued at $400 million.
- More than 2,000 enterprise customers world-wide, including more than half of the Fortune 100.
- Approximately 80% revenue CAGR over the last four years.
- Cofense Reporter deployments on over 10 million end users’ work stations and growing.
- Launch of an industry-first free simulation tool, Cofense PhishMe Free, geared towards the SMB market
- Expanded partnerships through its Technology Alliance Program (TAP) by 50 percent, adding more than ten new technical integrations over the last 12 months
Cofense at a Glance
Cofense™, formerly PhishMe®, is the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions world-wide.
Cofense delivers a collaborative approach to cybersecurity by enabling organization-wide engagement to active email threats.
Their collective defense suite combines timely attack intelligence sourced from employees with best-in-class incident response technologies to stop attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches.
Cofense customers include Global 1000 organizations in defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors that understand how changing user behavior will improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise.
Cofense Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Cofense will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Cyber Security, Phishing and Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Solutions.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security
Good luck to Cofense on becoming a Winner of the 2018 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
The highlight of the 2018 AST Homeland Security Awards Season will be the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners on November 14, 2018 at ISC East 2018 at the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center.
To learn more about Cofense PhishMe or to request a free demo, no obligations, no software to install – please visit https://cofense.com/product-services/simulator-2/
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