Avanan Blog Blog (5)


Analyzing the Malware Wiper

A new form of malware is reportedly being deployed by Russia against Ukraine.

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Secure Slack and Teams Before It's Too Late

When you think of phishing, you think of email.

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Microsoft Teams: The New Red Phone

For decades, world leaders communicated via a secure line, the infamous red phone.

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The 2022 Cyber Security Report from Check Point

The 2022 Cyber Security Report uncovers the key cybersecurity trends from 2021, including a supply chain attack ‘frenzy’ and increased disruption to everyday life. E...

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How Avanan Stacks Up

Robbie Elliott is Check Point's Head of Engineering, US West. A CISO recently asked this question:

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Using CAPTCHA Forms to Bypass Filters

In April 2021, Avanan researchers wrote about how hackers are using CAPTCHA forms–those annoying puzzles you have to fill out after entering data to prove you are hu...

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Dealing with Phishing Attacks, Real and Fake

Recently, our research team uncovered a staggering 8x increase in phishing attacks originating in Russia. We continue to monitor and analyze phishing attacks and mal...

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There's More Than One Phish in the Email Sea

Business Email Compromise is often touted as a dangerous form of phish. And it certainly is! After all, nobody likes to hear their VIPs got spoofed for get-rich-quic...

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Highlighting Text in White to Fool Anti-Phishing Filters

Hackers are constantly looking for ways to disguise their intentions. They not only have to craft phishing emails that not only bypass filters but are also believabl...

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Phishing and Ransomware Go Hand in Hand

Phishing is the number one cause of breaches. It's also a major driver of ransomware. A new report confirms what we already knew. Of the 85% of organizations that ha...

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Anti-Phishing Steps to Take Today

Phishing is the number one cause of breaches today. From simple-seeming spoofs to complex, malware-driven scams, phishing is everywhere. It can be a huge cause of co...

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The DNA Behind UEBA

SmartPhish, Avanan's AI algorithm that snuffs out phishing before it reaches the inbox, monitors over 300 different indicators. Another important tenet for protectio...

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Email Security Vendor that Doesn't Protect the Inbox?  That Sounds Abnormal…

Looking at API/AI Enabled Email Security Vendors? You’ve made the decision to explore the next generation of email security and are looking at several different vend...

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Avanan Alert: Cyber Attacks Originating From Russia Increase 8x in Last 24 Hours

Starting on February 27th, Avanan has noticed an 8x increase in email-borne attacks originating from Russia.

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What is Email Encryption?

Encryption functions are algorithms designed to render data unreadable to anyone that does not have the decryption key. Data encrypted with a strong encryption algor...

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The 5 Attacks That Gmail Is Missing And What You Can Do About It

Gmail remains an incredibly popular email service, especially for small businesses. Attackers are not only targeting email but the entire Google Workspace, such as D...

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Email Security Features

Malicious emails are behind 90% of cyberattacks and deliver 75% of ransomware. These phishing emails are designed to trick or manipulate employees into clicking on a...

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Other API Vendors Are a Fake Substitute for Email Security

There are two types of API-based email security solutions. One provides real security. The other is a knockoff. Let's explain: 

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How To Stop The Drip-Drip of Phishing

Have you heard that fabled water-faucet analogy?

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The Five Tenants of True Protection

What does protection against the most virulent threats today look like? There are tons of measures to take to keep your organization secure. But incorporating these ...

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