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Reduce Phishing Attacks and Collaborate More Securely with E-Share

The latest: "A cyber espionage campaign is targeting national security think tanks and academic institutions in the US in what's believed to be an intelligence gathering operation" ... the mechanism used is email: "...spear-phishing attacks using fake emails with malicious attachments attempts to deliver [...] malware".

Why email? Despite recent advances in collaboration platforms, a majority of enterprise users still depend on email for communication and sharing. And there are all kinds of opportunities for trickery in email...

e-Share Blog | an example of a phishing email targeting Microsoft OneDrive user

The above phishing attack is designed to look like it comes from Microsoft OneDrive.

Examining the URLs and domains reveals it to be questionable - but some number of users who receive it will definitely click on it. And that's why OneDrive, Dropbox and other cloud file storage and sharing systems are so frequently blocked by large or regulated companies.

Deploying e-Share Trusted Sharing or Secure Mail Gateway helps protect users and recipients from phishing attacks.

For starters, the e-Share service is always fully re-branded including your logo, colors and subdomain. Recipients will recognize these details and know it's ok to share and collaborate.

e-Share blog | screen shot showing notification from customer's sub-domain

The link to the shared content will also use the same sub-domain.

e-Share Blog | screen shot of Trusted Share showing shared content under customer sub-domain

Of course you can also use our fine-grained controls to further control the experience. Meanwhile your security team will continue to block unknown domains, including the cloud file storage services, to keep users and their data safe.

Once you adopt this approach, you can train your internal users to ignore anything that isn't from the official domain of important partners & vendors.

In addition to deploying Trusted Sharing, we recommend the following best practices for

secure collaboration... via email or any other platform!

We'd love to see examples of phishing attempts you've seen in the wild - feel free to comment below, or register for a demo to chat with our experts...

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