VIP Impersonation Protection

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About VIP Impersonation Protection

Malicious senders have done their homework. They know who the people in authority are within an organization. They often aim to target staff in that organization using the names of senior executives or other key personnel who are known to them.

These attacks rely solely on the name of the person being impersonated and thus usually escape rules designed to capture domain or email address spoofing. The attacks work by fooling the recipient into believing they have received an internal email from a senior colleague and causing them to take unauthorized actions (such as bank transfers, changes of contact information etc…) based on their instructions.

VIP Impersonation Protection detects these social engineering-based email attacks and stamps an email if triggered. Detecting and stopping these types of attacks necessitates a thorough examination of an email’s content while maintaining delivery speed.

How does it work?


Topsec get a list of the names of the persons in authority from the customer.


Topsec create a filter that looks for any of those names in the FROM headers of inbound external email.


If triggered, we Topsec stamp the email with a warning text, describing the potentially eceptive nature of the communication.


Key Benefits

  • End users are safeguarded by banning, quarantining, or visually identifying dubious emails.
  • Protects the identity of C suite level employees and executives
  • Warns end users and clients about an impersonation attack
  • Works against emails that otherwise have no apparent malicious intent

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