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What is a Whaling Attack? The Definitive Guide

What is a Whaling Attack? A whaling attack is a specialized attack that falls under the larger category of spear phishing. Before we can define what whaling is, it’s...

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How to Stop Phishing Emails Using Avanan

What is Phishing? The first mass email in 1978 was sent to just under 400 users. That seems quaint, now. It would be ten years before mass emailing turned into somet...

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What is Email Spoofing and How Does it Work?

Hackers want your credentials. It’s why the Verizon DBIR found that the top threat varieties in breaches were phishing and the use of stolen creds. Phish users to ge...

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Are Your Users Dumpster Diving in the Junk Folder?

Highlights Microsoft’s Office 365 ATP policies flag an unusually high percentage of legitimate emails as phishing detections Organizations that set their ATP policie...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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