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Why Email Security Isn't Working

Back when email was on-premises, your email server sat somewhere in a data center, protected by your security stack that was designed specifically for on-prem email....

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Cybercriminals Use Microsoft Sway to Phish Office 365 Security and Your Well-Trained Users

Have you heard of Microsoft Sway? If you haven’t, there’s a good chance your users don’t know about it either. That’s why this content creation service is used in ph...

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QReep: Sextortion campaign uses QR codes to link to bitcoin wallets instead of URLs

Avanan has uncovered a new sextortion attack that uses QR codes instead of URLs to avoid bitcoin wallet detection. To drive the attack, hackers claim they have foota...

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Update — HTML Attachment Attack on Office 365

This summer, we reported that hackers were bypassing Office 365 EOP and ATP with an ingeniously simple attack that uses HTML attachments in email to launch phishing ...

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5 Things Security Professionals Should Know About the DNC Email Breach

As we enter the 2020 election season, we are once again discussing the possibility of foreign intervention, which puts the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Commi...

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2019 Was the Year of Zero Trust

Before the cloud, data was secured at the perimeter of applications and networks. Everything inside the perimeter was trusted, and everything outside the perimeter w...

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Guide to Email Security

Email is not secure by nature, because email was never meant to be secure. The way email is used today — and its security needs — differs greatly from what its inven...

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What Did the CISA of Homeland Security Say at Data Connectors?

This week’s Data Connectors Cybersecurity Strategies Conference in Fort Lauderdale was a special occasion. Klint Walker, the Chief Information Security Advisor (CISA...

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What Is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)?

Email is the #1 attack vector. Cloud Account Takeover is the #1 attack target. A CASB is the best way to protect against these threats.

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What is Business Email Compromise (BEC)?

There is ambiguity about what Business Email Compromise (BEC) means. Is it an email impersonating an executive for financial gain? Is it the same thing as account ta...

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What Is a Secure Email Gateway and Are They Still Viable in 2020?

Email is used by 3.8 billion people every day, and its popularity is only growing. Unfortunately, that makes it the favorite channel for opportunistic and targeted a...

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What is a Phishing Scam?

A phishing scam is when a hacker pretends to be a trusted person in order to access a user’s account, trick them into giving up sensitive/personal information, or in...

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The History and Future of Phishing [Infographic]

See why phishing has became one of cyber security's most common threats, and what can be done about it. Lots of numbers, percentages, and costs are associated with p...

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Re:Ploy Email Chain Hijack Attack

Let’s say your organization has the best security. Your employees are trained to never fall victim to phishing. You have SSO and it’s very hard to take over your acc...

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The Future of Email Security

Avanan was recently granted a U.S. patent for one of its core technologies: the ability to apply inline security via API. That means Avanan blocks advanced threats (...

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