Email is the primary tool for business communications and it’s used across the globe by organizations of all sizes. So, it’s no surprise that email is also today’s No. 1 threat vector for cyberattacks. The cyber threat landscape has evolved to a great extent. Today, email attacks are highly targeted and cybercriminals engage in extensive social engineering activities to learn information about their targets in order to craft personalized emails.
Phishing threats have been around for years. By now anyone can easily detect a fake email, right? Wrong. How confident are you that you wouldn’t divulge your password, credit card info or online identity? Here is a quick refresher on phishing threats and what you can do to protect yourself. What is Phishing?
Cloud applications are not quickly approaching — they’re here. As organizations strive to manage costs and resources, solutions that are affordable, scalable and functionally robust are most appealing. Cloud applications promise to deliver this and more. For these reasons, adoption is accelerating. Microsoft is at the forefront of the cloud application wave.
On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) will introduce its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is a set of regulations meant to protect personal data of EU residents, and enforces data privacy rules on how organizations collect, store and use the information. Failure to comply with the EU GDPR regulation carries heavy penalties including fines of up to €20 Million or 4 percent of global turnover.
Note: This is guest blog post by Bryan Chester, Vice President of North America Partner Software and Imaging Sales at Dell. Email has long been acknowledged as a business critical application. However, it can expose your organization to devastating sabotage by offering hackers an easily accessible vehicle to exploit vulnerabilities in your organization’s network security.
Email security has become a big concern for organizations, thanks to phishing campaigns that deliver ransomware. Recently, there has been no shortage of notable cyber attacks. The Google Docs attack, Docusign phishing attack, Gannet phishing attack, and Jaff ransomware and its variants were all delivered through phishing emails. Most recently, the WannaCry ransomware attack was spread through an SMB vulnerability.
Ransomware attacks have been in the headlines a lot of late. Did you know that 65% of all ransomware attacks happen through phishing emails? Therefore, email security needs to be a major focus when delivering security awareness training. It is likely that future variants of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack will be delivered via phishing emails.
Email has been around since the 1970s. Today, everyone and every business uses email for their communications. To put things in perspective, according to Radicati group – 122 business emails were sent and received per user per day in 2015! That is a lot of email for humans to process without making a bad judgement call.
SonicWall Email Security 9.0 with Capture ATP Service is available worldwide today. Leveraging a highly-scalable and redundant architecture, SonicWall Email Security 9.0 integrates with our award-winning Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service, to deliver a cloud-based, multi-engine sandbox that not only inspects email traffic for suspicious code, but also blocks ransomware, zero-day and other malicious files from entering the network until a verdict is reached.
Ransomware attacks in 2016 grew by 167x year-over-year to 638 million. As today’s malware and ransomware pose ever evolving malicious, zero-day threats, organizations need to defend their network’s beyond their perimeters. SonicWall introduces a powerful defense: the new SonicWall Email Security 9.0 integrates with our award-winning Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service.