Along with the rise in data leaks and cyber breaches in South Africa, there is also a marked increase in the number and volume of impersonation attacks being attempted. As long as the cybercriminal keeps being successful, this will not slow down. Are you aware of what an impersonation attack is, and are you actively taking steps to identify and stop these attacks in your own environment?
There are billions of email addresses in use and often people have more than one address. Owing to the low risk and increased simplicity of launching an attack it is reported that 91% of cyber-attacks are started via email. Without visibility and awareness, the odds are definitely in the cyber criminals favour.
Impersonation attacks and phishing attacks are very similar. One big difference between the two is that the impersonation attack is more precise and will have a specific target. Phishing attacks use the shotgun approach to hit as many targets as possible, also called a spray and pray.