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Knowledge, Experience and Preparation Matter

Drawing on our deep expertise in responding to email-based attacks, the Unit 42® Business Email Compromise (BEC) Readiness Assessment focuses on the controls, people, processes and technologies necessary to prevent and detect attacks with email-specific safeguards, recover faster with a best practice response playbook, and apply what you’ve learned.


Expert-Led BEC Preparedness



Evaluate your ability to quickly identify and respond to a business email compromise and other email-based threats.

Tier 1 services include:

  • Email security configuration assessment
  • Threat intel briefing hosted by a Unit 42 threat intelligence analyst
  • Tabletop exercise to evaluate real-world effectiveness
  • 50 hours of incident response or proactive services



Identify evidence of historical or ongoing compromise in your email environment. Unit 42 experts will analyze logs and telemetry to search for unauthorized access, including rule creation and data exfiltration.

Tier 2 includes all services in Tier 1, plus:

  • Email compromise assessment
  • Email attack readiness benchmark
  • BEC incident response playbook



Unit 42 performs purple team exercises to fine-tune defenses and cyber-awareness training based on purple team outcomes. Our experts help your organization develop a cyber-aware workforce, informed of today’s advanced threats and their role in preventing cyberattacks.

Tier 3 includes all services in Tier 1 and 2, plus:

  • Email attack purple team exercises
  • Cyber-awareness training webinar

Wendi Whitmore
Wendi WhitmoreSVP, Unit 42

With email being such an important part of our daily life, we all need to be on alert because these adversaries have become masters at disguising themselves.

Wendi WhitmoreSVP, Unit 42

BEC Assessment Datasheet

Learn how to get a targeted cybersecurity risk assessment focused on all of the elements necessary to defend against BEC and other email-borne attacks.


Unit 42 Security Consulting Overview

From incident response to proactive assessments, see how Unit 42 experts can support your organization before, during and after a breach.


Cybersecurity Expertise Retainer

Learn how to put the world-class Unit 42 Incident Response team on speed dial in this datasheet.


2020 Unit 42 Incident Response and Data Breach Report

Derived from more than 1,000 engagements conducted in 2019, this report offers rich insights into real-world cybersecurity risks and practical advice on protecting your organization.

If you think you may have been breached or have an urgent matter, please email unit42-investigations@paloaltonetworks.com or call US Toll-Free: 1.866.486.4842 (866.4.UNIT42), EMEA: +, APAC: +65.6983.8730, and Japan: +81.50.1790.0200