Your business runs on email. Unfortunately attackers know this and that’s why most security threats start with an email – the Wall Street Journal puts the number at 97% of all security breaches. The goal is to get the end-user to click a link, provide valuable information, send a substantial wire transfer or disrupt your business operations. Whether a spear phishing attacks, a ransomware attack or an impersonation attack, the damage is substantial and can include financial loss, reputational damage, data corruption and/or loss.
Protecting against routine spam, viruses and malware is important, but you also need help responding to new threats and challenges that your current security infrastructure wasn’t designed for. The threats to an end-users’ inbox are constantly changing and have moved far beyond the daily barrage of spam and virus content on their work desktop. Attackers are now using sophisticated social engineering tactics to create more targeted attacks on your email and will often go to great lengths to form an emotional connection with the end user to get access to critical systems and valuable corporate data.
IT teams work hard to block the majority of external attacks at the email gateway but an innocent click on a link to an infected webpage can undermine all this work. Even those with traditional web scanning in place may not be safe if the link is accessed from a mobile or personal device. Security scanning or gateway services like Mimecast, coupled with end-user training, education and awareness, have made it hard for traditional spam or phishing attacks to target enterprise.
In this session at Armour Expo 2018, presented by Microsoft MVP J. Peter Bruzzese, he will cover the types of threats being faced and ways to mitigate those threats through both technology and education.
Cyber Crime Email Security Phishing Social Engineering