The Email Security Blog

The Fundamentals of Good Email Security

Before email services like Office 365 and Gmail became popular, gateway architecture was the only deployment model for email security. Unfortunately, it is just not ...

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The Triplet Trends of Cybersecurity

Let’s be honest. From being a noun or a verb to describing social media or fashion, “what’s trending” is a term gaining steam. However, whether the trend is popular,...

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The Microsoft Reply Attack

One of the most spoofed brands in phishing attacks is Microsoft. 

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Avanan Customers Protected Against Novel Attack On Microsoft 365 (CVE-2023-23397)

Avanan customers are protected against a new vulnerability, CVE-2023-23397.

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How is Your Email Security Stopping BEC?

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks have overwhelmed traditional email security providers because they don’t rely on URLs or malicious attachments to compromise ...

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How Are Your Vendors Quarantining a Compromised Account?

Email gateways were designed to scan and block inbound messages. Their visibility and enforcement is limited to just email. They are unable to take action against an...

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Are You Blocking Insider Attacks Before the Inbox?

According to Gartner, only 7% of organizations inspect their internal email. This is despite the fact that the last five years have seen a rise in internal threat ac...

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Why Do SEGs Disable Microsoft or Google Security?

Both Microsoft 365 and G-Suite include their own email filters for spam, phishing and malware. When you deploy an external email gateway, however, you must put them ...

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Have You Seen These Phishing Attacks? If So, Beware

We see phishing campaigns all the time--dedicated, long-standing attempts to hit end-users.

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The Cloud Storage Re-Up Attack

Hackers always try to prey on end-users’ fear, uncertainty, and doubt. It’s all about tricking end-users into doing something they don’t want to do–namely, handing o...

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How is Your SOC Handling Phishing?

Do you have a handle on how your SOC is handling phishing? More specifically, do you know how they are responding to end-user requests to restore messages and report...

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How Does Ransomware Spread?

Ransomware. The word is enough to send shivers down any IT professional's spine.

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CISOs Grow Increasingly Concerned About Email Security

The state of email security is a growing concern among IT and security decision-makers.

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Why Do Governments Get Hacked So Often?

Governments are among the most attacked industries in the world. Why?  Because they hold incredible amounts of data. That data is gold for hackers. 

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URL-Based Phishing On the Rise

Traditional phishing emails have followed the same set-up for decades – a malicious attachment or URL embedded in the email.

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BEC 3.0 - Legitimate Sites for Illegitimate Purposes 

Security services have a problem and it’s called BEC 3.0.

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Beware of the Microsoft Voice Scam

Dynamics 365 Customer Voice is a Microsoft product that is used primarily to gain feedback from customers. 

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The Used Car Salesperson of Email Security

We have all had the unpleasant experience of dealing with a used car salesperson. We all know the drill. They try to strongarm you with multiple different tactics th...

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