The Future of Zero Trust and SASE is Now! Watch on-demand

  • Why Netskope chevron

    Changing the way networking and security work together.

  • Our Customers chevron

    Netskope serves more than 3,000 customers worldwide including more than 25 of the Fortune 100

  • Our Partners chevron

    We partner with security leaders to help you secure your journey to the cloud.

Highest in Execution. Furthest in Vision.

Netskope recognized as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge.

Get the report
Netskope recognized as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Service Edge.
We help our customers to be Ready for Anything

See our customers
Woman smiling with glasses looking out window
Netskope’s partner-centric go-to-market strategy enables our partners to maximize their growth and profitability while transforming enterprise security.

Learn about Netskope Partners
Group of diverse young professionals smiling
Your Network of Tomorrow

Plan your path toward a faster, more secure, and more resilient network designed for the applications and users that you support.

Get the white paper
Your Network of Tomorrow
Introducing the Netskope One Platform

Netskope One is a cloud-native platform that offers converged security and networking services to enable your SASE and zero trust transformation.

Learn about Netskope One
Abstract with blue lighting
Embrace a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture

Netskope NewEdge is the world’s largest, highest-performing security private cloud and provides customers with unparalleled service coverage, performance and resilience.

Learn about NewEdge
Netskope Cloud Exchange

The Netskope Cloud Exchange (CE) provides customers with powerful integration tools to leverage investments across their security posture.

Learn about Cloud Exchange
Netskope video
The platform of the future is Netskope

Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Cloud Firewall, Next Generation Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Private Access for ZTNA built natively into a single solution to help every business on its journey to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.

Go to Products Overview
Netskope video
Next Gen SASE Branch is hybrid — connected, secured, and automated

Netskope Next Gen SASE Branch converges Context-Aware SASE Fabric, Zero-Trust Hybrid Security, and SkopeAI-powered Cloud Orchestrator into a unified cloud offering, ushering in a fully modernized branch experience for the borderless enterprise.

Learn about Next Gen SASE Branch
People at the open space office
Designing a SASE Architecture For Dummies

Get your complimentary copy of the only guide to SASE design you’ll ever need.

Get the eBook
Make the move to market-leading cloud security services with minimal latency and high reliability.

Learn about NewEdge
Lighted highway through mountainside switchbacks
Safely enable the use of generative AI applications with application access control, real-time user coaching, and best-in-class data protection.

Learn how we secure generative AI use
Safely Enable ChatGPT and Generative AI
Zero trust solutions for SSE and SASE deployments

Learn about Zero Trust
Boat driving through open sea
Netskope achieves FedRAMP High Authorization

Choose Netskope GovCloud to accelerate your agency’s transformation.

Learn about Netskope GovCloud
Netskope GovCloud
  • Resources chevron

    Learn more about how Netskope can help you secure your journey to the cloud.

  • Blog chevron

    Learn how Netskope enables security and networking transformation through security service edge (SSE)

  • Events and Workshops chevron

    Stay ahead of the latest security trends and connect with your peers.

  • Security Defined chevron

    Everything you need to know in our cybersecurity encyclopedia.

Security Visionaries Podcast

Zero Trust: It's More Than Just Identity
On this episode host Emily Wearmouth explores the concept of zero trust with cybersecurity experts John Kindervag, the "Godfather of Zero Trust," and Neil Thacker.

Play the podcast
Zero Trust: It's More Than Just Identity
Latest Blogs

Read how Netskope can enable the Zero Trust and SASE journey through security service edge (SSE) capabilities.

Read the blog
Sunrise and cloudy sky
SASE Week 2023: Your SASE journey starts now!

Replay sessions from the fourth annual SASE Week.

Explore sessions
SASE Week 2023
What is Security Service Edge?

Explore the security side of SASE, the future of network and protection in the cloud.

Learn about Security Service Edge
Four-way roundabout
  • Company chevron

    We help you stay ahead of cloud, data, and network security challenges.

  • Leadership chevron

    Our leadership team is fiercely committed to doing everything it takes to make our customers successful.

  • Customer Solutions chevron

    We are here for you and with you every step of the way, ensuring your success with Netskope.

  • Training and Certification chevron

    Netskope training will help you become a cloud security expert.

Supporting sustainability through data security

Netskope is proud to participate in Vision 2045: an initiative aimed to raise awareness on private industry’s role in sustainability.

Find out more
Supporting Sustainability Through Data Security
Thinkers, builders, dreamers, innovators. Together, we deliver cutting-edge cloud security solutions to help our customers protect their data and people.

Meet our team
Group of hikers scaling a snowy mountain
Netskope’s talented and experienced Professional Services team provides a prescriptive approach to your successful implementation.

Learn about Professional Services
Netskope Professional Services
Secure your digital transformation journey and make the most of your cloud, web, and private applications with Netskope training.

Learn about Training and Certifications
Group of young professionals working

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Recognizing Phishing and Using Multi-factor Authentication

Nov 01 2022

Phishing is a well known threat that users are constantly being warned about, but as we are in Cybersercurity Awarenss Month though, some may still be wondering what exactly phishing is and how to prevent it. In this blog, I am going to dig into how you can recognize phishing and how enabling multi-factor authentication can help keep you safe.  

Quick basics on phishing

For those who need a refresher, phishing is a form of social engineering where an attacker tries to trick a user into sharing sensitive information passwords, credit card information, or other sensitive data, by using emails or websites that look like they are coming from a trusted, reputable source. 

While phishing is often performed through email, other forms of phishing may occur through different means of communication such as text messages called smishing and voice calling which is called vishing. No matter the medium used, the end goal is the same: tricking the victim into performing an action that allows an attacker to access a person’s computer or sensitive data. Attackers can then use this access to further compromise the victim’s device, or exfiltrate user data to sell or launch additional phishing attacks. Whether it’s through professional or personal communications, phishing attempts will make it to your inbox one way or another, and being aware of the indicators helps protect you from falling victim.

How to recognize and report phishing

The best way to protect yourself from phishing is through awareness, which means reporting suspected phishing when you come across it. Here are a some key indicators to consider when you receive a message you think might be phishing: 

  • Is the email expected?
  • Do you recognize their email address? 
  • Does the message contain a sense of urgency? 
  • Are there errors within the email that shouldn’t be present? 
  • Is this form of communication normal for the sender? 

Once you see indicators that a message may be phishing the next step is reporting it. All major email providers allow users to report phishing, whether in a corporate or personal environment. To report a phishing email simply select the “more” tab, typically represented by three dots, then report as phishing. In a corporate setting, this alerts the security team to potential phishing campaigns being deployed against the company. Outside of a business setting, reporting lets the email provider know and allows them to better detect future phishing campaigns.

Multi-factor authentication makes a difference

Multi-factor authentication is also a helpful tool when it comes to protecting yourself from phishing, as it requires you to authenticate your identity in additional ways, beyond just a password, to access your accounts. As a result, multi-factor authentication can be a reasonable second line of defense against phishing. If a person falls victim and gives the attacker their credentials, there is a second barrier that the attacker must get through. However it is worth noting that while multi-factor authentication should always be enabled, attackers can also phish a person for the multi-factor authentication code, so users should always stay alert when being contacted for ways into their accounts. 

It’s human nature to want to trust the people you’re communicating with on and offline, but phishing and social engineering inherently preys on this trust. As good digital citizens, we need to pause and think about the message we receive and ask, Does the context around this message make sense? Have you received this kind of message before? Does something seem off about it? Typically any of these warning signs warrant further investigation. Anyone can email, call, or text you, but it is up to you to verify the legitimacy of a message before providing any potentially sensitive information. 

Keep an eye out for other Cybersecurity Awareness Month blogs from my colleagues Sean Salomon and John Khotsyphom.

author image
Allen Funkhouser
Allen Funkhouser joined Netskope in 2021 as an intern while attending Maryville University of St. Louis for a Bachelor's in Cybersecurity.

Stay informed!

Subscribe for the latest from the Netskope Blog