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New Threat Research Report: High-Profile Socially-Engineered Email Attacks Drive Record-High Employee Engagement & Fraud

On March 17, the FBI released its seminal annual Internet Crime Report. Once again, socially-engineered attacks (including business email compromise, spoofing and phishing) by far were the number one cybercrime by financial

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To Stop Zero-Day Phishing Attacks Like USAID, Consider a Defense-In-Depth Approach

The threat actor behind the SolarWinds attack, the Russian-based Nobelium, has orchestrated another successful vendor email compromise attack, this time targeting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). According to Microsoft’s

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Colonial Pipeline Attack: Phishing Email Likely the Culprit

As the details emerge on the ransomware attack that sent a major U.S. oil pipeline operated by Colonial Pipeline offline for a week, what we do know is that the likelihood the

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FS-ISAC Preview Blog: New Approaches to Detecting and Preventing Vendor Email / Supply Chain Compromise

On Thursday, April 29th Abnormal Security’s CEO, Evan Reiser, and MassMutual’s Head of  Security Operations Center, Eric Guzek, will present at the FS-ISAC Spring Virtual Summit on new approaches to preventing vendor

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Abnormal Security named to the Enterprise Tech 30

We are thrilled to be named to this year’s Enterprise Tech 30. At Abnormal Security, we are committed to delivering email security solutions that enterprises rely on to stop some of the

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Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Cold Chain’ Phishing Attacks Targets Critical Supply Chain

The risk of unwittingly interacting with impersonated or compromised vendors remains high as cyber criminals continue to leverage the supply chain to carry out attacks. A recent New York Times article based

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What Our $50M Series B Investment Means for Our Customers

When we founded Abnormal Security more than two and a half years ago, we met with 50 top CIOs and CISOs who told us two things.

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Founders Field Guide Podcast: Episode 5

Today, the 5th and final episode of Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s Founder’s Field Guide podcast aired, featuring an interview with Abnormal’s CEO and Co-founder, Evan Reiser. Patrick and Evan discuss Abnormal’s genesis, how Evan

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Election Interference & Social Engineering

Abnormal Security detected attacks launched against our customers that purport to be from the “Proud Boys”, a violent hate group, directing recipients to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

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Founder’s Field Guide podcast Episode 4

Today, Episode 4 of Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s Founder’s Field Guide podcast, featuring conversation with Abnormal’s CEO and Co-founder, Evan Reiser, was published. In this episode, Patrick and Evan discuss what to think about

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Machine learning driving business value and the machine learning battle against email hackers

Jesh Bratman, a founding member at Abnormal Security and Head of Machine Learning, was just featured on The Tech Trek’s podcast. Jesh deeps-dives into his past, building ML systems to detect abusive

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Founders Field Guide Podcast: Episode 3

We’ve reached the halfway point of the 5-part series in Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s Founder’s Field Guide podcast that features a conversation with Evan Reiser, Abnormal’s CEO and Co-founder. In Episode 3, Patrick and

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