Business Email Compromise (BEC)

Fighting business email compromise (BEC)

has become one of the top challenges for enterprise security professionals.

The cost of falling victim to BEC incidents has been on a sharp uptick for years, with hackers discovering more and more exploits in an increasingly vulnerable domain. This pattern began to be noticed by both the private sector and law enforcement back in 2020 when the average BEC payment nearly doubled between the first and second quarter of that year. The FBI has noted that, between 2014-2019, they saw claims of over $2.1 billion in losses from BECs. Unfortunately, that trend is only growing. Gartner predicts that through 2023 BEC attacks will continue to double each year, and incur a cost of over $5 billion to its victims.

The Industry Standard falling short

The industry standard for email defense, Exchange Online Protection (EOP) has come up short in recent years. To the surprise of many companies who’ve invested in legacy EOP solutions like Microsoft Defender, these platforms are able to defend against basic attacks, but end up missing the exploits of more sophisticated cybercriminals.

So why are incidents of BEC so hard to stop?

The answer, in a word, is context.

Not all BECs come with the hallmark signs of an attack. In order to identify the broad range of exploits and achieve optimal protection, a system needs internal context to know that one is occurring. The basis for much of today’s email security Secure Email Gateway (SEG) technology, is simply not capable of developing this understanding. What’s more, many of these systems are designed only to monitor inbound email and have no way of scanning internal communications.

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