Sometimes, phishing scams are so obvious you anticipate seeing them before you actually see them. And many of these are the direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first phishing scam to be on the lookout for is anything associated with a “contact-tracing” app. Contact tracing is a “method used by scientists to slow the spread of infectious outbreaks. During the pandemic, anyone sufferers might have been in prolonged contact with will be traced. Those contacts may then be asked to self-isolate.” The first country to produce an app to do this was the UK.
It’s everywhere you turn. Advertisements for security awareness training. The last line of defense. The human firewall.
There’s nothing wrong with training your employees to recognize security exploits. We recommend it. But it should be one part of a holistic defense-in-depth approach to security. Why is that? Because the math of having employee awareness training be your only line of defense is frightening. How frightening?
Email threats come in a variety of forms. With over 90% of security threats beginning with some form of email attack, it is imperative that organizations educate their users on these forms of attack, get better email hosting and take steps to harden their networks against them. Three of the most commonly seen broad categories of email threat are Phishing, Ransomware, and Domain Name Spoofing.
Organizations of all sizes are facing a growing volume of data that must be securely archived, yet accessible and comply with regulatory constraints.
Enterprise cloud email solutions can decrease the overhead of on-site solutions, both in terms of management and hardware costs. The centralized storage and management of cloud-based solutions can also help organizations more easily achieve compliance goals, as well.
Microsoft Office 365 Outlook is a cloud-based solution compare to traditional hosted mail, and while it provides many benefits over traditional on-site solutions, it fails to provide sufficient tools to meet the stringent legal compliance requirements that many organizations now face.
Office 365 does provide for the basic functionality quite well: journaling, litigation and in-place hold and the ability to manage retention duration policies compare to your own email hosting. But more and more organizations find themselves needing more than that. An enterprise email hosting must provide all of the above, and more: it must handle e-discovery and compliance requests.
What is data privacy and how it impacts your organization’s email
Billions of emails are sent every day, many of which contain sensitive data. This sensitive data is often like low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals and disgruntled employees. The ease in which personally identifiable information PII is exploited demonstrates why ensuring data privacy is the concern of every business. Continue reading “Business Email and Regulatory Compliance for Beginners” »
Cybercriminals know your inbox is far from secure.
Cybercrime is bigger business than you might realize. In today’s cybersecurity environment, keeping corporate data safe requires more than just teaching employees to look out for suspicious emails. You need to be proactive in creating and maintaining a tight perimeter defense around your key processes and treat every IT position in your company as a cybersecurity position. Continue reading “Don’t Trust That Email – Phishing Scams Are Big Business” »
We are officially releasing the new branding for our hosted email service which was part of the Nettica acquisition three years ago. All customers have been safely transitioned to the new platform where we offer a huge array of new features for business branded email hosting. The old platform served us very well and grew our hosted email service to tens of thousands of customers but it did not offer some of the more scalable features that we needed to keep your email spam free and secure. Continue reading “Hosted Email for Business Rebranding” »
Advanced Threat Defense to Protect Your Business from Phishing Scams
Phishing scams are more common than you might think. In fact, a typical user at business receives an average of six malicious emails per day ranging from innocuous to dangerous. Most time these threats are caught by the spam filter, but spam filtering alone is not always effective because between 2013 and 2016, American businesses faced a staggering $500 billion in losses due to phishing scams. This led to an extensive FBI investigation of over 22,000 reported phishing scams, and these are just the ones that people took time to report.
A comparison of business features and pricing. How Do I Choose the Right Productivity Suite for My Business?
We have a bottom line up front approach to our writing. We don’t want to save the best until last, we put it right up front and then provide you the reasoning behind our choice. However to make a good decision, it’s important to ask multiple questions about your business and how you plan to use the productivity suite. Continue reading “Which is Better for Your Business – G Suite or Office 365?” »
Google is aiming directly at Microsoft Office 365 with its latest product, G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work). Earlier this year, Google announced a milestone in the number of businesses that use G Suite:
“G Suite achieved a significant new customer milestone last quarter,” he said. “More than 3 million paying businesses are now using G Suite to collaborate smartly and securely in the cloud.”
The need for end-to-end organizational security is greater than ever. People throughout organizations are often working outside of the office, using personal mobile devices and home computers to access corporate apps, networks, and assets. Just head to a Starbucks or Coffee Shop during the week day and see the number of users working remotely. The challenge is that personal devices and home computers introduce security challenges that aren’t always easily resolved. Continue reading “Should Your Company Pay for Antivirus on Personal Devices and Home Computers?” »
A recent study by Microsoft reveals that more than 75% of customers anticipate using the cloud extensively in the next few years. Savvy business owners can capitalize on this trend by adopting cloud technology into both their services and infrastructure. To help you decide if incorporating this technology is the right decision for your business, read our list of the top 9 cloud benefits: Continue reading “The 9 Ways You Benefit from Moving Mail to the Cloud” »