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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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9 Myths of Account Takeover

Account Takeover Attacks are a nearly invisible tactic for conducting cyber espionage. Because these breaches can take months or years to detect, we are slowly disco...

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Four Justifications for Anti-Phishing Budgets

When people think of phishing attacks, what often comes to mind is a Nigerian Prince asking for a bank transfer. As long as employees are savvy, the risk seems quite...

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Account Takeover: A Critical Layer Of Your Email Security

Last week the National Law Review published a short news article about the massive data breach that happened through email at the Henry Ford Health System. What they...

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Why Mailsploit Is One of the Most Dangerous New Phishing Schemes

Avanan has been catching multiple attacks against its customers using a new phishing method called Mailsploit. We have observed this attack on both Office 365 and Gm...

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5 Phishing Attack Trends to Look out for in 2019

Avanan has caught a tremendous number of previously-unseen attacks this year, and as a result we have identified some distinct trends that give insight into what we ...

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Attack Report: Phishing Your HR Platform in the Cloud

Avanan’s security analysts recently tracked an increased number of attacks against cloud-based HR systems such as ADP, Workday, Zenefits and Justworks, to compromise...

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Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection vs Avanan

Microsoft knows that Office 365's default security features are not enough to keep an organization protected, which is why they created Microsoft Advanced Threat Pro...

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