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Email Security: More Crucial Than Ever

In today’s hyper-connected world, email-based communications are not just commonplace – they are a fundamental cornerstone for effectively conducting business.  Icon, Letters, Post, Email, Symbols

Emails offer hackers a vehicle to exploit a variety of vulnerabilities in an organization and we want to make sure you’re protected. 

Most email threats fall into one of these seven categories:

  1. Malware
  2. Ransomware
  3. Phishing
  4. Spear Phising/ Whaling
  5. Business EMail Compromise
  6. Spam
  7. Outbound Email Hijacking

One of our partners, Sonicwall, put together a great brief that details:

  • The 7 types of email threats mentioned above
  • What your email security solution should include

To effectively combat today’s emerging threats, organizations are well-advised to implement a next generation email security management solution that provides fundamental email protection.

Given today’s complex, mature threats, it’s tantamount that organizations deploy a multi-layered security solution that includes dedicated, leading-edge email protection.  One possible solution is Sonicwall’s new email security tool. 

Before you open that very legitimate-looking email, I just want you to pause a second. If you don’t know already, phishing is an attack via e-mail that aims to gather your personal information. Whether it be passwords, account numbers, pins or social security numbers– you do not want that information in the wrong hands. The goal of this email is to look legitimate enough that you don’t see any concern in opening it. Over the years, people have become more savvy in spotting suspicious emails, but as we get smarter, so do hackers.

mobile security

 

How can mobile device security affect your business?

 

Accessing work via smartphones: When your employees access work email or documents over their smartphone, you are at risk for malware, ransomware, phishing and other cyberattacks. This risk is especially increased when employees are connected to risky, unprotected networks.

Existing apps on employee’s smartphones: Your employees may be currently using risky apps that have extensive insight on users. This can lead to the app developer being able to see work related activities that your employee is doing while using their smartphone.