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    Combat or Combating Phishing Attacks

    Hello, I'm having a debate with a colleague about this phrase. He very much values your expertise so I wanted to get your opinion about this phrase.

    Helping organizations combat cyber security attacks or
    Helping organizations combating cyber security attacks

    I feel that the first version is best. What are your thoughts?

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    Re: Combat or Combating Phishing Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by abaker70 View Post
    Hello, I'm having a debate with a colleague about this phrase. He very much values your expertise so I wanted to get your opinion about this phrase.

    Helping organizations combat cyber security attacks or
    Helping organizations combating cyber security attacks

    I feel that the first version is best. What are your thoughts?
    They're both grammatically possible and I read slightly different meanings, specifically with relation to which "organisation" it means.

    Helping organisations combat ... = Helping them (perhaps private companies) to combat attacks (when the need arises)
    Helping organisations combating ... = Helping those organisations whose job/task is to combat attacks

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