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Mimecast vs. Proofpoint: Why They Can't Secure Office 365 and Gmail

Mimecast and Proofpoint customers might be susceptible to email attacks that other Office 365 and Gmail customers are not.  Mimecast and Proofpoint were the premier ...

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Proofpoint and Mimecast's Insider Threat Problem

Proofpoint and Mimecast are traditional email security gateways that redirect traffic through a cloud-based proxy before it reaches the email server. This works well...

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Lessons from Black Hat: End-to-End Security Culture

This month marked the 23rd Black Hat conference. If you’ve never made the trip to Las Vegas, the event typically focuses on the technical aspects of the latest threa...

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MetaMorph HTML Obfuscation Phishing Attack

In yet another example of a phishing campaign impersonating Microsoft’s voicemail notification, we see an HTML attachment that leads to a credential-harvesting URL. ...

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6 Cyber Security Tips for Employees in 2019

Regardless of their age, role, or security competency, employees must follow basic practices to protect organization and its data. Training doesn’t have to come in t...

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Office 365 Credential Validator Phishing Attack

Hackers are using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage to specifically attack Office 365 admins to take over the Office 365 environment. Although windows.net phishing attack...

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Why Multi-Factor Authentication Isn't Foolproof

When 2-factor authentication (2FA) is combined with password managers like 1Password and LastPass, it can help people securely access their personal and work account...

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HTML Attachments: The Latest Phishing Trend Targeting Office 365

The average person interacts with HTML every day while surfing the internet. Unless they are a UX developer or designer, however, they probably shouldn’t expect to r...

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How Email Became the Weakest Link [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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Top Takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

Gartner’s 25th annual Summit for CISOs, security architects, and data practitioners ended last week. There was a  focus on organizational culture rather than pieceme...

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What We’re Looking Forward to at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019

I’ve been to 15 Gartner Summit Events. The 2019 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, however, will be my first time attending their security-focused conference...

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6 Things You Need to Know About Microsoft Security in Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the most popular target and vector for email phishing attacks. Office 365 Security is Microsoft’s best — especially compared to its 30-year c...

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How Default Email Configurations Help Hackers

Recently, I talked about an unexplored, but potentially devastating issue in InfoSecurity magazine: default Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) configurations. Sure, they'r...

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[Podcast] Avanan Report Reveals 25% of Phishing Emails Bypass Office 365 Security

In this podcast, hosted by Neil C. Hughes, we discuss the Global Phish Report that analyzed 55.5 million emails sent to organizations using Microsoft Office 365 and ...

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When Whitelists Pile-Up: Email Security and Technical Debt

Recently, I analyzed the inboxes of a company representing a typical enterprise account of more than 10,000 email users. I found something alarming. Because of white...

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