With the rising use of bitcoin, as well as the increase of crypto-mining attacks we've seen this year, phishing emails will likely increase in volume as well as sophistication in order to infect end users.

Having a layered defence model, whereby your organisation uses strong authentication standards such as Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) and Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM), will help to reduce phishing attacks.

In addition, a well-educated workforce that is aware of how phishing emails may be presented, as well as how to report them, will be one of the best layers of defence.

Lastly, a strong incident response plan as well as a skilled SOC team will enable fast response and investigation into any phishing emails that may have been accidentally actioned.

One such solution to phishing is the open source PowerShell Framework called the Phishing Intelligence Engine (PIE), which integrates with a number of 3rd party vendors to aid with analysis as well as response.