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Why Domain Security Is Your First Line of Defense to Mitigate Phishing Attacks

According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), most cyberattacks, including ransomware and business email compromise, begin with phishing. Although losses due to ransomware now exceed billions annually, most ransomware protection and response measures don’t protect against the most common phishing attacks.

Established research shows that phishing attacks most commonly occur from a maliciously registered, confusingly similar domain name, a compromised or hijacked legitimate domain name, or via email header spoofing.

The risk of not addressing your domain security can be catastrophic. Domains that are not being protected pose a significant threat to your cyber security posture, data protection, consumer safety, intellectual property, supply chains, revenue, and reputation. CSC recommends paying close attention to the following cyber risk framework for domain security:

The 2021 Domain Security Report details three crucial must-haves—domain registrar standards, industry-wide adoption of domain security measures, and ongoing rapid detection and de-activation of confusingly similar domains. These proactive, preventative controls can secure the underlying domain assets and defend against the aforementioned phishing attack methods.

This article originally published on Digital Brand Insider.

By Sue Watts, Global Marketing Leader, Digital Brand Services, CSC

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