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Throwback Thursday: The DNC email hacks by Russian hacking firms

In 2016, we wrote a blog post and hosted a webinar summarizing the Russian hacks against the DNC. Two years later, Mueller's indictments have have both confirmed the...

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What is Shadow IT and Why Does it Exist?

Despite its menacing name, the practice of Shadow IT—when employees work with unsanctioned software, hardware, or applications on personal or company devices—is as r...

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4 Major Ways Phishing Attacks Have Evolved In The Last Ten Years

Ten years is an eternity when it comes to technology. Back in 2008, the Motorola Razor was the most popular cellphone on the market and Blu-Ray was set to be the fut...

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Phishing Training for Employees: Why Employee Training Can't Solve The Phishing Problem

Microsoft’s 2018 23rd Edition Security Intelligence Report is out, and it confirms the conclusion that most in the security industry already know: we can no longer r...

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ZeroFont Phishing: Manipulating Font Size to Get Past Office 365 Security

Recently, we have been seeing a number of phishing attacks using a simple strategy to get their blatant email spoofs past Microsoft's phishing scans. The tactic, whi...

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What makes a good CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker)?

What is a CASB? I am attending the Gartner Security and Risk Management Conference this week, and both analysts and customers are seeing a change in the cloud securi...

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baseStriker: Office 365 Security Fails To Secure 100 Million Email Users

Update: Microsoft has repaired this vulnerability on 5/16/18, two weeks after we first reported it to them. We recently uncovered what may be the largest security fl...

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The Cost of Ransomware Prevention vs Recovery in 2019

Like any business decision, handling ransomware needs to be approached with ROI in mind. Is it better to invest in ransomware-preventing technology, or is the risk s...

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Is Office 365 more secure without Proofpoint?

This week we saw a phishing attack at one of our customers that is using Proofpoint before their Office 365 email—a pretty basic phishing attack that bypassed both P...

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Office 365 Security: 8 Security Considerations When Moving to Office 365

So you’re considering a move to Office 365? Or, maybe you just moved? After you board up the server room and breathe a huge sigh of relief, it’s time to rethink what...

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The "Ronald Reagan" Attack Allows Hackers to Bypass Gmail's Anti-phishing Security

We started tracking a new method hackers use to bypass Gmail's SPF check for spear-phishing. The hackers send from an external server, the user receives the email fr...

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Cloud Security Glossary

As if "the cloud" weren't vague enough of a concept in itself, the vocabulary describing cloud security can be equally as elusive. At Avanan, we believe that cloud s...

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Capital Caring: Avanan Cloud Security for Healthcare

Since 1977, Capital Caring has improved care for those facing life-limiting illness through public education, advocacy, and direct support of patients and their fami...

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URL Defense Link Rewrites: The Good, The Bad, and The Over-Promised

URL Link Rewriting is a technique used by several email security companies to help in the fight against malicious links in emails. Proofpoint's Targeted Attack Prote...

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Cloud Access Trojan: The Invisible Back Door to Your Enterprise Cloud

“Your desktop gets scanned for trojan back doors. But what about the backdoors in your cloud?”

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