Gartner Research

Fighting Phishing — 2020 Foresight

Published: 19 July 2018

ID: G00346929

Analyst(s): Neil Wynne, Peter Firstbrook


Phishing attacks are increasingly using impersonation to bypass traditional defense mechanisms. Weak sender identification will continue to present opportunities for creative attacks. Security and risk management leaders should use this research to adjust their strategy and business processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Upgrade Secure Email Gateway and Other Controls to Improve Protection Against Phishing
    • Impersonation or Business Email Compromise Attack Protection
    • Malicious Attachment Protection
    • Malicious Web Link Protection
    • Upgrade Existing Secure Email Gateways to Include Phishing Specifically
    • Recommendations
  • Integrate Employees Into the Solution and Build Capabilities to Detect and Respond to Suspect Attacks
    • Recommendations
  • Work With Business Managers to Develop Standard Operating Procedures for Handling Sensitive Data and Financial Transactions
    • Recommendations

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