The Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), in collaboration with the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), has unveiled a significant resource to combat phishing threats. This joint guide, titled “Phishing Guidance: Stopping the Attack Cycle at Phase One,” addresses common phishing techniques employed by malicious actors.
It offers comprehensive advice to network defenders and software manufacturers to mitigate the adverse effects of phishing attacks, particularly in relation to credential theft and malware deployment.
CISA and its partnering agencies are urging network defenders and software manufacturers to put the guide’s recommendations into practice, with the aim of reducing both the frequency and impact of phishing incidents.
By providing clear guidance on how to handle phishing threats, these agencies are promoting stronger cybersecurity practices across the board. For additional information and resources, individuals and organizations can refer to CISA’s dedicated webpages, covering topics such as malware, phishing, ransomware, and security-by-design and default principles.
This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of CISA, NSA, FBI, and MS-ISAC to strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity posture and enhancing the resilience of critical infrastructure. The release of this guidance is a proactive step toward minimizing the risks and consequences associated with phishing attacks, a prevalent and ever-evolving threat in the digital landscape. It serves as a valuable tool for stakeholders seeking to bolster their defenses and reduce the vulnerabilities associated with phishing, ultimately contributing to a more secure and resilient cyber environment.