The alliance is to focus on helping organisations to improve defences against a broad range of advanced cyber attacks, including spear phishing and targeted attacks.
The partners hope to create a new organisation-wide understanding that cyber security affects each employee, from the lowest level all the way to the C-level.
Together, the two companies will educate people within organisations about potential security threats and the need for a robust security infrastructure.
PhishMe’s training programmes have helped organisations to reduce the rate of employees falling victim to spear-phishing threats by up to 80% in some cases.
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“Now, more than ever before, we’re seeing threats come in through the front door: spear-phishing attacks on employees who hold the keys to the kingdom,” said Didi Dayton, vice-president worldwide alliances, FireEye.
“Cyber criminals continue to mix advanced intrusion tactics with spear-phishing emails which can cause an equal amount of damage to an organisation’s infrastructure,” he said.
According to Dayton, PhishMe’s employee training modules couple well with FireEye’s advanced threat protection platform to help organisations minimise vulnerabilities on the endpoint and the network.
The FireEye threat protection platform is designed to protect against unknown threats that are targeted and stealthy and delivered over multiple threat vectors, such as spear phishing.
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In May, FireEye announced another industry partnership with LogRhythm that will see the integration of the company’s next-generation security information and event management (SIEM) technology into FireEye's malware protection system (MPS).
The tightly-integrated combined offering is aimed at providing enterprises with next-generation multi-dimensional big data security analytics with advanced malware protection.
The integration will enable additional intelligence to be fed into LogRhythm by having standardised parsing rules for FireEye MPS.