Security vendors let loose their first salvo of product news today at the 2018 RSA Conference, which is currently underway in San Francisco. Here’s a look at some of the biggest announcements.
In a bid to ward off business email compromise scams and other forms of email fraud in which cybercriminals lure unsuspecting victims into handing over money and sensitive information, Trend Micro Inc. has unveiled a new technology that issues alerts about emails sent by suspected imposters.
Called Writing Style DNA and soon to be added to multiple Trend Micro email security products, the service utilizes artificial intelligence to create a blueprint of a user’s writing style based on more than 7,000 characteristics. When it spots a message from what it believes to be an impersonater, the system automatically sends a warning to the supposed sender, the recipient, and the IT department.
“This new capability is the perfect complement to our existing email security as well as the free phishing simulation and awareness service we’re making available to businesses,” said Eva Chen, Irving, Texas-based Trend Micro’s CEO, in a press statement. “In a world of increasingly sophisticated and financially damaging email fraud, multiple layers are needed to put organizations back on the offensive.”
Trend Micro says that 94 percent of all ransomware it blocked in 2017 was distributed via email. Its 2018 security predictions report, moreover, predicted that BEC attacks would inflict $9 billion of damage worldwide in 2018.
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