Using Trusted Banners for Email Security Awareness

Trusted email banners are subtle to implement in a trustworthy manner, but if properly created can significantly improve the likelihood that inbound email messages, including phishes, will be handled appropriately by recipients. The INKY platform exemplifies high-quality delivery and support of trusted email banners.

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The threat posed to enterprise organizations by phishing is now well-established as a prime vector across which advanced persistent threats (APTs), ransomware attacks, and other serious offensive cyber campaigns are initiated. The good news is that many excellent commercial solutions are available to filter malware, improve authentication, train users, and block suspicious inbound messages. This has helped to reduce the risk – albeit not nearly enough.

In this report, we introduce a technique that seems obvious – but is more subtle to implement in a trustworthy manner. The technique involves placing trusted banners on inbound emails to help recipients determine the proper level of integrity. As we will illustrate using a case study analysis of how cyber security vendor INKY implements typical banners, the process will help users make better decisions.

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INKY is a cloud-based email security solution that blocks spam, malware, and — most importantly — phishing attacks. Utilizing computer vision, artificial intelligence, and machine learning INKY catches everything. Driven, curious, mobile, and growing smarter by the subject line, INKY adds a thin—but powerful— layer of protection like no other.