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  • Countering Impersonation, Spearphishing and Other Email-Borne Threats: A Review of Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection by Jerry Shenk - January 24, 2017 

    The FBI estimates that between October 2013 and August 2015, more than 7,000 U.S.-based organizations lost a total of $748 million to business email scams. Such scams rely on the same tricks as confidence artists in the real world: the appearance of legitimacy and the tendency of victims to go along with requests that appear to be on the up-and-up, without checking to be sure. In this whitepaper, SANS senior analyst Jerry Shenk evaluates Targeted Threat Protect, an email-security service from Mimecast that is focused on stopping sophisticated phishing attacks. Among its most difficult targets: “whaling” attacks that spoof high-level executives asking for sensitive data, access or the transfer of money to accounts owned by scammers.

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