The Synonym Attack: Using Similar Words to Get By Scanners

Because of the rise of invoice related phishing emails, many security vendors have resorted to treating emails with the word “invoice” in the subject/body/attachment...

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API's 82 Second Problem

Avanan is an API-based security vendor. However, we're different from the other API's on the market. The difference boils down to this: We prevent. They respond.

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SMBs: The Time to Invest in Security is Now

As a small business, you may not think you're "big enough" or "important" enough to be hit by a cyber attack.

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Verizon DBIR 2021: Phishing and Ransomware on the Rise

The 2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigations (DBIR) Report is out and with it, as always, comes some fascinating findings.

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The Ransomware Crisis is Here

A 2017 article in Business Insider said that that year would be the "year of ransomware." That was the year that shipping giant Maersk suffered a ransomware attack t...

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Dropping In: Attackers Leverage Dropbox to Get to Inboxes

Attackers are sharing files with suspicious names to users through Dropbox. Because Dropbox is a reputable service, most email security vendors will allow these file...

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Subscribe Now: A Subscription to Phishing

The software industry is built on subscriptions. You pay for a year, or more, and then when the time comes, you can choose to renew (or not).

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A Great Gift: How This Company Found Better BEC Protection with Avanan

A wireless communication company had been using Barracuda as their Secure Email Gateway for years, but they were having issues. Bad emails, particularly Business Ema...

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Keeping it Simple: How a Switch to Avanan Made Life Easier

A property management firm had been using Mimecast for years. In addition to high costs, the small IT department felt that managing their email was taking too much t...

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File-Sharing Services Continue to Be Ripe for Impersonation

Scammers continually utilize and spoof file-sharing services to launch attacks. We've seen this recently with the We Shouldn't Transfer Attack, the Flipping Out Atta...

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Winner Pays: Lotto Scam Reaches End-Users

We all dream of the day that the lotto card finally breaks our way and we can make our way to financial glory.

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Save Your SOC: How to Reduce SOC Burnout

When we had our webinar on the 6 Key Mistakes Leading to SOC Burnout, we asked viewers a question:

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Flex On 'Em: Leveraging Legitimate Sites to Launch Attacks

Many email security vendors are now heavily relying on sender domain reputation as an indicator of phishing. Avanan's research has found that 43.35% of all phishing ...

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Decode This: Another Obfuscated File Getting Past Scanners

A email comes that says it has remittance advice. 

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Smiling Bright: How Avanan Put This Insurance Company at Ease

As a small dental insurance company, Clean Teeth was looking for a full-fledged security solution. In addition to concerns about malware and phishing in their Office...

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