3 Tools You Can Implement Today to Prevent a Phishing Attack

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the realities and dangers around phishing attacks and social engineering scams. By now you should know that these attacks are heinous attempts by criminals to trick you out of personal information,

which would allow those criminals to access your networks and accounts to steal money or otherwise damage your company. We’ve talked about some strategies and ways for you to be more effective at recognizing these attacks as they come in. Now we’re going to talk about some tools you can implement today that can help keep you safe.

Barracuda Sentinel is an AI-based threat detection software that learns your business’ unique communication patterns, and builds a profile for your users and your network. Once that profile is established, Barracuda will watch for violations of that pattern in real time; detecting personalized fraud and protecting your network. Barracuda also provides several other helpful and related tools. There are two notable examples. Firstly, Barracuda Essentials: the complete email security and protection that performs real-time scans of your email boxes, and secondly, the Barracuda Managed Phishline. The latter component is a comprehensive training and reporting suite, containing email security awareness training, mock phishing simulations for employee testing, and management reports. You can read more about Barracuda’s products here: https://www.barracuda.com/products/sentinel/

Another good tool is Azure Advanced Threat Protection, or Azure ATP. This tool is a cloud-based security solution that identifies, detects, and investigates various issues within your network. Azure ATP allows SecOp analysts and security professionals to better monitor users, entity behavior, and activities with learning-based analytics. It also allows them to protect user IDs and investigate suspicious activities and attacks. Azure ATP is Microsoft’s premier cloud-based security option, and offers a wide variety of services. Read more about it here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-advanced-threat-protection/what-is-atp

The final tool we will mention today is BullPhish ID by ID Agent. This product works with Dark Web ID, another ID Agent product, to scan and monitor the Dark Web for stolen personal information. BullPhish ID complements the scanning and data by providing security awareness training and simulated phishing attacks. Dark Web ID scans the Dark Web for stolen data, alerting you of compromised emails and passwords before they’re used for a data breach. BullPhish ID helps train you to defend yourself from the thieves themselves. Together, these tools contribute to a formidable defense against phishing attacks and other forms of cybercrime. Read more about it on ID Agent’s website here: https://www.idagent.com/

We recommend these tools for anyone seeking additional ways to protect themselves in a world of rampant cybercrime. These tools will help keep you safe and can be tailored to your needs. If you need a trusted IT resource to implement these tools, then we at Attentus would like to volunteer our services. Book an introductory call via our calendar.