Anti-Phishing, DMARC , Email Threat Protection , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Phishing Attacks Get More Targeted

Ironscale's Brendon Rod Says 70 Percent of Attacks Target 10 Mailboxes at Most
Brendon Rod, chief strategist, Ironscales

To block phishing attacks and fraudsters aiming to compromise senior managers' email accounts, organizations need to pay close attention to targeted attacks.

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Brendon Rod of Ironscales says that when it come to phishing attacks, the company has found that "70 percent of attacks are targeting just 10 mailboxes or less and around 30 percent are just targeting one mailbox."

In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Rod discusses:

  • Phishing attack trends;
  • Fraud and risk reduction;
  • Business email compromise.

Rod is chief strategist for Ironscales. He's previously worked in a variety of marketing roles at Menuisus, Beta.Popcorn and Win Global Markets.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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