Understand one truth. Email is insecure
Email was designed to be as open and accessible as possible. It allows people in organizations to communicate with each other and with people in other organizations. The problem is that email is not secure. This allows attackers to use email as a way to cause problems in attempt to profit. Whether through spam campaigns, malware and phishing attacks, sophisticated targeted attacks, or business email compromise (BEC), attackers try to take advantage to carry out their actions. Since most organisations rely on email to do business, attackers exploit email in an attempt to steal sensitive information.
Because email is an open format, it can be viewed by anyone who can intercept it. This became an issue as organizations began sending confidential or sensitive information through email. An attacker could easily read the contents of an email by intercepting it.
Impersonation - social‐engineering attacks that attempt to impersonate your executives, staff, partners, and well-known internet brands to fraudulently extract money or data from your unsuspecting users.
Spear-Phishing - Organisations have seen the volume of phishing attacks increase or stay the same over the past 12 months.
Internal Security Threats - Organisations Need To Keep Their Data Protected, But Accessible For Users.
Ransomware - A single email attack can disrupt business operations for days and cause data access issues, especially when it involves the often-costly consequences of ransomware. Not only is ransomware not going away, research confirms it’s growing.
Most businesses believe suffering a negative business impact from an email-borne attack is either likely or inevitable.
Email attacks are on the rise and they’re not just affecting the bottom line. They’re also causing disruption for the staff and IT teams responsible for preventing them. Attacks of all types, including phishing, impersonation and insider threats, are increasing across the board with no end in sight. It’s no surprise that IT decision-makers are losing confidence in their organisation’s ability to prevent the worst.
Email security describes various techniques for keeping sensitive information in email communication and accounts secure against unauthorized access, loss, or compromise. Email is a popular medium for the spread of malware, spam, and phishing attacks, using deceptive messages to entice recipients to divulge sensitive information, open attachments or click on hyperlinks that install malware on the victim’s device. Email is also a common entry vector for attackers looking to gain a foothold in an enterprise network and breach valuable company data.
Email security is necessary for both individual and business email accounts, and there are multiple measures organisations should take to enhance email security.
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