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Avanan Email Security Granted US Patent

Pre-Delivery Prevention of Phishing, the Future of Security for Cloud Email and Collaboration Suites New York—September 18, 2019 – Avanan, the leading security solut...

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5 Reasons Microsoft Safe Links Make Office 365 Less Safe

Since the first successful phishing attack, we have trained our email users to read every URL before clicking. Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) included ...

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Cloud Email Security Supplements Address SaaS Vulnerabilities

Gartner recognizes a new segment of email security focused on filling gaps in existing advanced threat protection. “Protecting the perimeter” was the refrain for con...

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Phishing Attacks and the Human Factor

Avanan CMO Michael Hiskey was recently interviewed on Digital Trends Live, a show about tech and its many moving parts. Host Greg Nibler led the conversation on how ...

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How G Suite Is Weaponized by Hackers in 2019

Google's G Suite brings much needed convenience and organization to the enterprise cloud. Because of its popularity, however, it is a favorite target for hackers. 

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SalesPharce: Hackers Exploit Salesforce, Phish Partners and Customers

What’s more dangerous than hackers running amok in your corporate email?  How about if they had global access to your salesforce.com account? Salesforce.com [$CRM] i...

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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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