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Lessons from Data Breaches Improve Work From Home Security

By Brad Wyro posted in Data Leak Prevention, Email Security, Email Encryption, Stop Spam Email, Two-Factor Authentication, Email Best Practices

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2020 has been a banner year for cybercriminals. They have stolen billions of dollars and data on billions of individuals by preying on widespread fear and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Decoding Today’s Healthcare Phishing Attempt

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Gateway How-To, Email Security, Cybersecurity, MDaemon Email Server, Stop Spam Email, Email Spoofing, Phishing, Email Server

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A brief glance through my spam folder in MDaemon Webmail recently reminded me of the need for on-going education on the topic of phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. I’d like to be able to tell you that the recent crush of cyberattacks on the healthcare sector, as exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has run its course – but then I’d be the one scamming. Looking through the latest Health IT Security monthly news archive turns up a long litany of phishing, ransomware, malware, spoofing, password theft and other data leaks, and server vulnerabilities that affect millions of patients and financial donors – and it’s not even the end of the month.

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Don't Become a Victim of Common Email Scams in Healthcare

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Phishing, Health Care Security

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It's just a fact of life: If there's email, there will always be spam. If you’re involved with email security for a healthcare organization, 2020 is absolutely the year you can’t afford not to take this seriously. The healthcare sector has become a major target for cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, and these attacks are successful so often that Becker’s Hospital Review publishes a monthly update on healthcare provider malware, ransomware and phishing incidents. The most recent list includes:

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10 Tips to Help Healthcare Employees Identify a Phishing Email

By Brad Wyro posted in Email How To, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Spear Phishing, Phishing, Health Care Security

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Whether you run a multi-campus medical center or a small private practice, you’ve likely heard about cyber criminals who try to trick you and your employees into clicking a link or downloading an attachment so they can steal your organization’s money or protected data.

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Microsoft 365 Vulnerabilities Your Healthcare Business Should Consider

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Gateway How-To, Email Security, Stop Spam Email, Phishing, Two-Factor Authentication, Health Care Security, Email Best Practices

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of cloud services across all industries, but particularly for healthcare providers. If your healthcare organization is considering moving your email from on-premise servers to the cloud, you must do your due diligence around significant security drawbacks that may overshadow the perceived benefits.

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Phishing Email Targets Healthcare to Get Past Microsoft Security

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Gateway How-To, Email Security, Stop Spam Email, Phishing, Two-Factor Authentication, Health Care Security, Email Best Practices

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a boon for bad actors across the digital landscape. In July, for instance, authorities in the U.S., U.K. and Canada all issued warnings about serious cyberattacks against healthcare organizations and others involved in the coronavirus response. The purpose of these attacks? Theft of intellectual property during the race to develop a vaccine. The tool of choice? Spear-phishing email attacks.

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Business Email Compromise Scams are Reminder to Educate Healthcare Users

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Spear Phishing, Email Spoofing, Phishing, Health Care Security

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Online scams are nothing new -- but as email has evolved and improved, so have scammers and the messages they send. Nefarious emails, attachments and links now appear sophisticated and look legitimate, sometimes tricking even the most meticulous user.

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Business Email Compromise - The 26 Billion Dollar Threat to Your Business

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security

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Email is the preferred communication method for businesses around the world. It’s also the preferred attack vector for cybercriminals due to its ease of use and low cost, and since the beginning days of email, spam techniques have continued to evolve into a variety of sophisticated threats.

 

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Security Gateway for Email Protection In the Healthcare Environment

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Privacy, Email Security, Health Care Security

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Office 365 is one of the world’s most commonly used software packages -- it’s in use by more than 1 million companies worldwide. The software suite announced more than 200 million individual users back in October 2019 and is adding about 3 million users each month.

 

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3 Ways Security Gateway for Email Protects Healthcare from Data Breaches

By Brad Wyro posted in Archive, Data Leak Prevention, Email Gateway How-To, Email Privacy, Email Security, Security Gateway for Email, Health Care Security

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Staying informed of the latest data privacy regulations as they apply to healthcare can be challenging. Not only are there a plethora of different security and retention requirements, but the risk of failure is higher than in any other sector:

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