Real Big Phish: Mobile Phishing & Managing User Fallibility

Phishing is more successful than ever. Daniel Spicer, CSO of Ivanti, discusses emerging trends in phishing, and using zero-trust security to patch the human vulnerabilities underpinning the spike.

According to a recent survey from Ivanti, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of IT professionals reported that their organizations have fallen victim to a phishing attack – and 40 percent of those happened in the last month alone. Increasingly, mobile phishing is the culprit.

What’s more, nearly half of these professionals cited a lack of the necessary IT talent as one of the core reasons for the increased risk of phishing attacks.

So how can organizations overcome the sudden increase in security threats and regain the upper hand against bad actors with fewer resources than ever before? Increasingly, it looks like zero-trust will become the ideal approach for doing more with less, because ultimately, it’s the users and their cyber-hygiene that’s the first line in phishing defense.

Let’s take a look at the latest phishing trends.

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