1. Hello,
    You mention a phishing prevention system used by one organisation. Is this a technical control? Can you please provide more any more details of what this is / how it works?

    • Astra IDentity’s PhishingGuardian software uses patented technologies to combine big data processing and behavioral analytics to protect employees against emails that may be from imposters. A hacker targeting a certain company uses social networks and other Internet data to find employees with access to the company’s data or systems. The hacker identifies other people the employees may know and then creates a fake but recognizable email address to impersonate a colleague or boss. Astra IDentity’s software guards against this by monitoring a company’s email traffic and building a “behavioral fingerprint” based on the communication pattern of employees and their contacts, such as whether the sender typically uses a computer, smartphone or tablet; what geography the sender’s emails come from; and whether the sender’s emails usually contain typos. PhishingGuardian then crunches all this data, comparing incoming emails to the fingerprint, and alerts employees or the company about emails from potential imposters. Let me know if you’d like more information or an introduction.

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