Email Security


64 times worse than ransomware? FBI statistics underline the horrific cost of business email compromise

The FBI is reminding organisations of the serious threat posed by business email compromise (BEC) scams, declaring that it caused over $1.8 billion worth of losses to businesses last year. The newly-published annual cybercrime report from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reveals that it had received a record number of complaints and claims of financial loss – with internet crime causing more than $4 billion in losses.


12 Essential Tips for Keeping Your Email Safe

Hey, did you get that sketchy email? You know, the one from that malicious hacker trying to fool us into clicking on some malware? Boy, these criminals are relentless. Wait, what? You clicked on it? Uh-oh. A hypothetical scenario, but one that plays out every day in organizations across the globe — a very real scenario that provides a good reason to take a deep dive into the topic of email security. Here are some more good reasons.


Raising email security awareness through gamification

October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an excellent opportunity to invest in a modern approach to email security awareness. Most companies and organizations conduct security awareness training annually, during onboarding, and after an adverse event. The effectiveness of periodic training varies greatly and depends on organizational culture and structure, leading to unexpected or undesired results.

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Email Security Risks: Why You Need a Cyber Security Plan

Even though technology has advanced significantly over the past few decades, hackers and cybercriminals still target large volumes of email messages daily. Some of the biggest types of things that get sent through email include malware, ransomware, trojans, and viruses. These things are often disguised in some sort of “friendly” email message, an embedded link, or a cute kitten meme.


The Email Laundry End of Life?...

June 1st 2020: Fireeye end of life The Email Laundry email security service. This comes as a surprise to many as Fireeye acquired The Email Laundry back in 2017 and seemingly had plans to greatly expand the service. The Email Laundry serviced MSPs and small organizations whereas Fireeye had a conserted desire and history servicing Enteprise businesses. This may be why Fireeye decided to exit the SME Email Security service market.


Is it time to consider leaving Symantec Email (MessageLabs)?

With the ever-changing email security market, is now the time to consider leaving Symantec Email (MessageLabs)? Broadcom’s acquisition of Symantec has already caused a trend migration away from services according to Proofpoint partner Spambrella. This article explains why Spambrella is attracting Symantec Email Security clients and also explains why you should consider moving to an alternative solution.


FINRA: Phishing Emails Targeting Financial Companies

On Monday, May 4th, **FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), issued a warning to financial companies stating that a new email phishing campaign was doing the rounds. According to the regulator, the campaign is ongoing, widespread, and made to look as though the emails are coming from FINRA itself.


The Changing Face of Email Security

With the rise of remote work, especially in recent months, and the number of net-connected devices rising all the time, email is more relevant as ever. Indeed, as a form of unobtrusive communication and document sharing, email has pretty much cemented its position as the go-to tool for businesses of all sizes. Unfortunately, being the popular kid in school is not always a good thing – for a start, it has a way of making you look like an easy way in.


New Coronavirus Flavoured Phishing Email Scams

Email scams are nothing new, just about everyone has heard of that one Nigerian Prince for example, but there is another phishing scam doing the rounds and unsurprisingly it is Coronavirus flavoured. Gmail users alone are being targeted with up to 18 million phishing email hoaxes every single day. Of course, it doesn’t end there with ‘regular’ email users – healthcare professionals are being targeted also.