The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Your organization can no longer just rely on protecting what’s yours or your partners’. You must be cognizant of everything that lives in the cybersphere. Mimecast provides best-of-breed protection at your perimeter, inside your network and organization, and beyond your perimeter.
Attackers send SPAM and viruses via email and embed URLs in email to conduct phishing and spear phishing attacks. They also deliver forms of malware that organizations can’t detect with signatures and classic antivirus technologies.
Which is why organizations need to point their MX records somewhere. Messages come in and very often go out of organizations at the email perimeter. Mimecast’s security at the perimeter makes it easy to block bad things from coming in with:
Even with a robust email security perimeter in place, attackers can try to bypass your perimeter and operate inside your email network. They use compromised employee accounts or social engineering to gain the ability to transmit email content from your internal network.
You can employ the same robust stack of Mimecast email security technologies used at the perimeter to interrogate internal and east to west traffic. Importantly, inappropriate or malicious content should be immediately extracted from your network once detected.
Furthermore, employees are susceptible to opening attachments, clicking on links, and falling for scams. Awareness training helps determine how vulnerable each employee is so that you can optimize policies and education programs to reduce exposure.
Without confronting your organization’s perimeter or trying by other means to get inside your email network, it is quite easy for attackers to easily impersonate your brand on the internet. They can leverage and ultimately destroy value and trust that your brand owner may have taken years or decades to build. Even an unsophisticated attacker can simply register a similar brand domain or host a website or login page and draw your customers, partners, or the public to it.
The cost to your business or your customers may be considerable. Protecting you from fraudulent activity is a critical part of Zone 3. This includes correctly implementing DMARC to protect the domains you own, combined with proactive hunting for, and takedown of, domain and brand abuse.
Don’t come up short when protecting against modern email threats. Make sure you have a more comprehensive email solution that protects at your perimeter, inside your network and organization and beyond your perimeter.
Mimecast’s Email Security 3.0 Strategy can help! Get the full report!