Written by David Y 

August 29, 2022

Small businesses are increasingly having targeted attacks where staff members are being impersonated in order to extract information, gather login credentials, and/or financial gain. Small businesses often don’t have the technology and security controls that a larger organization would have to protect against email phishing. Most small businesses utilize cloud email providers such as Google or Azure that provide some protection against phishing but are limited in what more sophisticated mail gateway and phishing identification products are able to identify. A combination of good technology to identify and proactively block email phishing attacks and also awareness training for staff is needed to have a higher chance of a email phishing attack being successful. Effective email phishing identification technology or mail gateway with limited false positives should utilize AI and automation to identify the continually adapting techniques used by cybercriminals in email based phishing attacks.