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October 10, 2019

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5 Steps in the Mobile Phishing Kill Chain

According to new research, 75% of executives cited phishing as the most significant security threat to businesses. In the mobile-first, cloud-first and perimeter-less world, phishing attacks have become increasingly harder to protect against as attackers have moved beyond targeting just email. Taking advantage of the BYOD corporate mobile environment, attackers now target messaging apps, social media apps and SMS. In fact, according to the 2019 Verizon Mobile Security Index, “85% of phishing attacks seen on mobile devices take place outside of email. While many organizations have filtering in place to block email-based attacks, far fewer have similar protection in place for these other routes.”

In order for enterprises to protect their users and corporate data from modern phishing attacks, they must first understand how phishing attacks work.

Understanding the mobile phishing kill chain

Lookout Phishing and Content Protection defends mobile users against phishing, app, device and network-based attacks. By protecting users, Lookout secures corporate data accessed from those devices from malicious actors. In the case of an attempted phishing attack, Lookout intervenes immediately to reduce risk and mitigate data loss.

Register for our webinar, Phishing is the biggest threat in today’s post-perimeter world, happening on October 22 at 10am PT.

Hear from a Lookout threat researcher on why phishing is only going to get more sophisticated.