2019 State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
The construction and engineering industry continues to evolve with new technology and communication channels. Cloud applications and the digitization of records, make a cyber resilience strategy increasingly critical for success.
Recent Mimecast research finds that over 80% of construction organizations believe they are likely to suffer a negative business impact from an email-borne attack. With large numbers of sub-contractors and high value projects, the opportunity for impersonation attacks is high. Building architectural plans and schematics are also frequent targets. And with a large percentage of employees at work sites or visiting customers, any cyber resilience solution must provide anywhere, any device protection.
In an industry where customer service and consistent communication is a key differentiator, system downtime is not an option. Employees need access to email archives and the confidence that customer communications will go through no matter what happens.
Mimecast provides the Construction and Engineering industry with cyber resilience solutions for before, during and after an attack. With advanced email security, Mimecast keeps impersonation, ransomware and other threats like spear-phishing from damaging the organization. Email continuity keeps employees in the field and customer service staff sending and receiving email, even in the event of a disruption of the primary mail server. And with an independent archive and fast recovery tools, important construction communications can be retained, identified and purged when necessary.
Mimecast's email solutions help:
Eliminate the impact of email outages to maintain productivity.
Encrypt mail messages and share attachments securely.
Simplify archiving, data protection and e-discovery.
Reduce cyber risk by improving security awareness.
Block malicious or inappropriate web activity.
Email remains the most common entry point for attacks.
Most gateway solutions stop spam and viruses, but fail to address spear-phishing, ransomware and targeted threats –some of the biggest challenges facing construction and engineering organizations today.
Even the most secure, well-planned email systems go down. With Mimecast, immediate failover means email flow is not interrupted in the event of a mail server outage or planned maintenance. Mimecast keeps sending and receiving email, and gives employees access via Outlook, web, mobile and Mac when cloud, on-premises or hybrid email systems go down.
Regulatory compliance regimes like the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be imposing and onerous, as organization determine the best way to institute controls to manage personal data in email, which include individual consent, subject access rights, the right to be forgotten, and data portability.
This can also be an opportune time to clean out old databases and collecting the right information with due consent, leading to better customer engagement.
Mimecast provides numerous ways to help simplify GDPR compliance.
Even the best employees can be maddeningly careless and resistant to change. Their casual mistakes can lead to disaster — and the cost can be staggering to your organization. Improve security culture with engaging content and advanced risk scoring.
While the majority of cyberattacks continue to be delivered through email, 91% of malware uses the web – and specifically DNS – to function once it lands. When combined, email and web represent the initiation point for 99% of successful breaches.
Block activity initiated by user action or malware and access to inappropriate websites. Enhance protection with fully integrated web and email security.