- Currently, the Ironscales platform uses deep text and image processing, optical character recognition, and other techniques to detect and stop these kinds of attacks before they affect end users.
- The company claims that metrics and a thorough summary of the simulation testing campaign results are included in the enhanced reporting for organization visibility and improved employee awareness.
Ironscales Ltd., a phishing protection startup, has announced an update to its platform capabilities. The change is intended to strengthen defenses against the increasing phishing attacks that use images, particularly those that use QR codes.
Automation options for testing phishing simulations and advanced machine learning defenses against image-based threats are included in the Ironscales Fall 2023 version. Protection against “quishing,” or QR code phishing, business email intrusion, and image-based attacks that evade traditional language processing defenses are among the issues addressed by the upgrade.
The improvements are intended to counter the rapidly developing field of generative artificial intelligence technology, which has greatly increased the tools that threat actors can now use. In the third quarter of 2023, Ironscales data analysts noticed a startling 215% rise in image-centric phishing emails, with the usage of malicious QR codes standing out as one example.
Currently, the Ironscales platform uses deep-text, image processing, optical character recognition, and other techniques to detect and stop these kinds of attacks before they affect end users. The company’s behavioral analysis framework is integrated with improved image recognition and analysis due to the additional features.
Information technology and security teams can save processing time by using a new autonomous phishing simulation testing tool that generates appropriate and timely simulation campaigns. Customers of Ironscales may automate their phishing simulation testing and save the laborious setup process, guaranteeing that their phishing simulations are based on actual email attack samples.
The company claims metrics and a thorough summary of the simulation testing campaign results are included in the enhanced reporting for organization visibility and improved employee awareness. This information can be used to compare the campaign results to industry benchmarks, identify training gaps, assess effectiveness, and improve future campaign strategy.
Eyal Benishti, Chief Executive, said, “Phishing threats are rapidly evolving in sophistication and it’s more crucial than ever for organizations to ensure their employees are trained and prepared so they can be a vital layer of defense against these attacks. Our job is to take the burden off security teams for threat detection and training of their employees. We think that our new Fall ’23 release is going to do just that.”
The last time Ironscales made headlines was when it introduced an AI tool for Microsoft Outlook that would enable users to identify and report threats. Regardless of their profession or level of cybersecurity expertise, users can identify and report new dangers using a program called Themis Co-pilot.