However, proper protection against both spear phishing and whaling requires cloud-based protection, which can stop attacks at the application level and stop them moving laterally into endpoints and networks. Thwarting spear phishers requires a digital risk protection
platform that provides:
Security teams need to be able to discover and onboard all authorized accounts for protection. They need the power to inspect messages for malicious content, track all new connection requests, and archive account activity for future reference.
Channels need to be monitored around the clock for suspicious activity and messaging. All files, attachments and links must be automatically scanned by a DRP platform, and connections should be evaluated for known or potential bad actors.
Detection needs to be followed with action. Malware must be quarantined in real time at the level of the application, and IOC notification details should be sent to SOC/SIEM for evaluation. Social attacks need to be correlated with EDR.