Pervasive in the academic, industry, and government workplace is the constant reminder from IT teams—“…do NOT click on that link!”—that appears in emails from senders ranging from unknown to merely slightly suspicious. These attacks, known as “spear phishing”, are facilitated through emails that appear to originate from a trusted source and target a specific individual or entire department within an organization to glean and exploit personal and enterprise information. Spear phishing attacks have continued to grow in scale and become increasingly brazen over the past few years, and I-ARPA Program Manager Kerry Long underscored in a recent GCN article the primary objective of his effort. Security problems are not necessarily a result of careless users, but an outcome of the interface provided to them, so the program goal is to innovate a way to bypass security issues and create a “Virtuous User Environment (VirtUE)”. This will be accomplished by modifying the traditional desktop space and compartmentalizing applications and functions from each other within the cloud. If a user’s email became compromised, the perpetrator would be unable to access any other applications due to the isolated nature of the enterprise computing infrastructure. Akin to the increasing prevalence of two-factor authentication for gaining access to personal and professional systems, the advent of computing environments that provide an integrated user interface to systems that are operationally separate will be a significant step to better detect and subvert security threats. And a critical remedy for employees that mistakenly click on the phishing bait.