According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), most cyber attacks, 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: