[Heads Up] Apparently Slack Phishing Got So Bad They Had To Do Something About It

Slack has announced a slew of new security features, certificates and integrations, including a verification system that adds an additional layer to protect against phishing scams.

The announcement follows on from Slack Connect, launched in June, which allows organizations to create shared channels with other companies. This is the company’s big play in its attempt to move people away from email, where phishing and ransomware scams have increased.

For Slack Connect, the company is adding a verification system that shows the legitimacy of a contact – similar to Twitter’s blue ticks, or the padlock symbol on Google Chrome. “It’s always a challenge for us to give customers everything they need to feel comfortable sharing their data with Slack,” the firm’s CISO Larkin Ryder told CloudPro.

“But right now people are especially concerned. Moving from the office environment to remote work means that there is a whole new set of risks that every CISO is thinking about.”

CloudPro in the UK has the story:

https://www.cloudpro.co.uk/it-infrastructure/security/8705/slack-adds-verification-feature-to-combat-phishing-scams

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