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How to Secure your Business Email as Employees Work from Home

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

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The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way we approach data privacy and email security as the transition to working from home has been accompanied by a growing surge of Coronavirus themed phishing scams and spoofed websites used to distribute malware or lure victims into providing confidential information.

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New PayPal Phishing Scam Goes After Social Security Number and Photos

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Phishing

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This week, we learned of a new phishing campaign targeting PayPal users in an attempt to extract as much personal data as possible.

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15 Best Practices for Protecting Your Email with Security Gateway

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Security Gateway for Email, Email Security Best Practices, Two-Factor Authentication, Email Best Practices

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Despite the rumors announcing the death of email, its use continues to grow. According to research from the Radicati Group, email traffic is predicted to grow to over 333.2 billion emails sent per day (from the current 306.4 billion emails). And as long as businesses continue to use email, cybercriminals will find new ways to exploit security gaps, software bugs, and basic human nature to extort millions of dollars from their victims.

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Protect Office 365 with Security Gateway for Email

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Privacy, Email Security, Security Gateway for Email, Stop Spam Email

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At about this time last year, Office 365 had around 155 million users, and businesses continue to adopt its services at a rate of around 3 million users per month. But as subscription rates continue to grow, it becomes a growing target for cybercriminals to spread phishing and ransomware attacks.

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Business Email Compromise Discussed on NPR’s Morning Edition

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Spear Phishing, Phishing, Email Security Best Practices

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business email compromiseEarlier this week, I heard an interesting interview on NPR’s Morning Edition with a recent victim of Business Email Compromise (BEC), a growing threat that uses social engineering to exploit human nature in order to divert massive amounts of money to cybercriminals.

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Recent Business Email Compromise Scams - Reminder to Educate Users

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

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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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Security Gateway a High Performer Again – G2 Crowd 2019 Fall Report

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Gateway How-To, Email Security, Email Encryption, Security Gateway for Email, Stop Spam Email, Email Archiving

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We’re proG2 Crowd High Performer 2019ud to announce that Security Gateway for Email has once again been named a High Performer in Secure Email Gateways by G2 Crowd in their Fall Report. And if you are looking for a hosted solution, Security Gateway also was recognized as a top Cloud Email Security solution.

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Phishing Email Uses Google Drive to Get Past Microsoft Security

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Stop Spam Email, Spear Phishing, Phishing

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This week, Threatpost reported on a new spear-phishing attack that uses email sent via Google Drive claiming to be the CEO of the targeted company sharing important information with the recipients.  The email came from Google Drive, but the sender address didn't match the company's standard naming convention for email addresses.

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Security Gateway’s Archiving and Cloud-Based Email Integration Update!

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Product Updates, Email Archiving

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When it comes to email archiving, businesses require features that go beyond simple message replication in order to meet expanding regulations. And because every email solution, whether it’s on-premises or in the cloud, needs strong anti-spam/anti-malware filtering, it makes sense to combine archiving and security into a single product. To address the growing demand for a combined email security/archiving solution, archiving was added to Security Gateway for Email Servers in version 6.0.

 

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Not Today, Scammer! Today's Phishing Attempt

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Phishing

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A brief glance through my Spam folder in MDaemon Webmail today reminded me of the need for on-going education on the topic of phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Because businesses have already lost millions of dollars to these scams and continue to fall victim every day, it bears repeating that, while spam filters and secure email gateways continue to improve, no solution is 100% fool-proof.

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