Proofpoint Threat Protection Platform enhancements protect users from BEC and supply chain attacks

Proofpoint announced an array of new innovations across its Threat Protection Platform, enabling organizations to combat today’s most advanced and prevalent threats such as Business Email Compromise (BEC) and supply chain attacks. The enhancements provide organizations exceptional visibility into and detection of email fraud, defense against third-party and supplier compromise, and machine learning (ML) and […]

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Board members should make CISOs their strategic partners

Proofpoint released their Cybersecurity: The 2022 Board Perspective report, which explores board of directors’ perceptions about their key challenges and risks. Cybersecurity is dominant on their agendas. Seventy-seven percent of participants agree cybersecurity is a top priority for their board and 76% discuss the topic at least monthly. Consequently, 75% believe their boards clearly understand […]

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Westcon-Comstor signs EMEA distribution agreement with Proofpoint

Westcon-Comstor has signed a new distribution agreement with Proofpoint to extend the reach of Proofpoint’s cybersecurity and compliance solutions in the EMEA market. The initial focus will concentrate on certain high-growth countries and is set to expand, with a phased approach, to additional regions that would benefit from Westcon’s cybersecurity capabilities. Long-term hybrid work coupled […]

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Companies struggle to govern their new cloud environments

Organizations are struggling to sufficiently secure new cloud environments implemented during the pandemic, while maintaining legacy equipment and trying to adapt their overall security strategy to the evolving landscape, according to a Proofpoint study released in collaboration with The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) reveals. This Help Net Security video highlights how organizations adopt cloud infrastructures […]

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How vulnerable supply chains threaten cloud security

Organizations are struggling to sufficiently secure new cloud environments implemented during the pandemic, while maintaining legacy equipment and trying to adapt their overall security strategy to the evolving landscape, according to a Proofpoint study released in collaboration with The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) reveals. “In the wake of COVID-19, organizations substantially accelerated their digital transformation […]

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Universities are at risk of email-based impersonation attacks

Proofpoint released new research which found that the top universities in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia are lagging on basic cybersecurity measures, subjecting students, staff and stakeholders to higher risks of email-based impersonation attacks. The research found that 97% of the top ten universities across each country are not taking appropriate measures […]

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Attackers are slowly abandoning malicious macros

Malicious macro-enabled documents as vehicles for email-based malware delivery are being used less and less, Proofpoint researchers have noticed. Threat actors are switching to email attachments using Windows Shortcut (LNK) files and container file formats instead. The popularity decline of malicious macros “According to an analysis of campaigned threats, which include threats manually analyzed and […]

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Cyber criminals continue to target and exploit people

Proofpoint unveiled its annual Human Factor report, which provides a comprehensive examination of the three main facets of user risk — vulnerability, attacks, and privilege — and how threat actors continue their ceaseless creativity as they exploit the many opportunities presented by people. The report dives deep into user risk, drawing on data and insight […]

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