Why CSPs Should Care About Phishing

Con artists have been around since biblical times, but today they flourish. The Internet has provided the world with any-to-any communications and automation. In turn, these technologies have allowed the con-man to do with their illicit efforts what the Ford T did to the car industry – bring it to the masses. Phishing is the term for the criminal activities being discussed, and everyone should know what it is.

The CSP Opportunity

So why should CSPs care?

Well, for starters, it’s an opportunity to get closer to customers by providing them services and support that will prevent them from falling victim to phishing attacks. It’s also a motivation for customers to subscribe for paid security services, so this is a mutually beneficial two-way road.

CSPs are already in the perfect position to be the defenders of their customers. As the entity that delivers the internet, they can also create data packages of secured broadband, and there is revenue to be earned in this space.

There is a three-pronged approach that CSPs can implement to protect their customers, which I will highlight below. If you want to read more about phishing, its prevalence, and the opportunity it provides CSPs, download the report from the link at the bottom of the page.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Allot Blog authored by Moshe Elias. Read the original post at: https://www.allot.com/blog/csps-defend-against-phishing/