Blocking Microsoft Office Attacks

Protecting Your Company from Malicious Word Documents, Excel Spreadsheets, and More


Malicious Office documents continue to be one of the most popular decoys for launching attacks. It’s time to make them a dead end.

Many of today’s attacks follow one simple but incredibly effective pattern: Fool a user into opening a malicious Word or Excel attachment, then exploit bugs and features built into Office to infect that user with malware. Designed to bypass email filters and AVs, these attacks continue to be one of the most active threats that companies face.

Blocking Microsoft Office Attacks will help you break that pattern by hardening Office in a few easy steps. As a result, you’ll be able to:

  • Avoid putting all the pressure on your users to spot every single phishing attempt
  • Block attacks further upstream, before payloads even enter the picture
  • Reduce your company’s attack surface by taking one of the most actively abused attack vectors off the table

Inside the guide you’ll find:

  • Breakdowns of Office’s most commonly abused features, including macros, OLE, and DDE
  • Practical tips for restricting or disabling those features
  • A list of recent Office vulnerabilities actively exploited in the wild
  • A step-by-step checklist for making Office more secure

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