Avanan Blog Industry Insights (5)


Ransomware Hits the Silver Screen. Don't Be Next

Ransomware has been perhaps the defining cybersecurity story of the last six to eight months. So it's no surprise that it's starting to get the Hollywood treatment.

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Slack and Teams Are The Next Big Vectors. Are You Protected?

When we designed our survey looking to quantify the time it takes to manage the email threat, we tacked on a few questions that, at first glance, might seem unrelate...

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2020 Was the Year of Ransomware. Will 2021 Be Worse?

In 2020, ransomware played a starring role.

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Proofpoint vs. Mimecast vs. Barracuda vs. ATP: How Do They Compare?

If you are interested in Proofpoint vs. Mimecast vs. Barracuda vs. ATP, we invite you to spend the next couple of minutes reading through this analysis. In the first...

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Business Email Compromise: Default Security is Not Enough

It's become beyond clear: Default security is not enough.

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One Minute is One Minute Too Late When It Comes to Malicious Emails

One minute. A lot can happen in just one minute. And in an internet minute, destruction can happen quite easily. In just one minute, a whopping 375 new cyber threats...

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First Major Security Flaw in Microsoft Teams Fixed Quickly By Microsoft

Microsoft Teams, which has been surging in usage over the last few months, has responded to and fixed the platform's first major security flaw.

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Microsoft ATP: Millions of Emails Reveal ATP and EOP Offer Similar Protection

After analyzing over 360 million emails, Avanan researchers have classified the number of malicious emails missed by Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and E...

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Can Phishing Training Replace Email Security?

Phishing training is essential.  However, some phishing training companies are attempting to double down on the idea that more training, even a managed service for t...

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Another Day, Another School-Based Ransomware Attack

We've written a lot about ransomware attacks hitting schools, and now there's reports of another big one. The Baltimore County Schools, home to 115,000 students, was...

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Successful Ransomware Attacks Against Education Sector Are Skyrocketing

At the beginning of the school year in September, we wrote about how there was a spate of ransomware and other cyberattacks targeting schools and universities. In th...

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Why 1+1=0: Turn Mimecast Off to Improve Your Microsoft 365 Security

A little while ago, a long time customer of Avanan was acquired by another company that had been using Mimecast for their email security. Shortly after, the mother-c...

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Why We Added Archiving for Email

We are a security company and our core IP is in our machine-learning that is tuned to catch phishing emails and other attacks against SaaS-based email and collaborat...

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Avanan Announces New Email Archiving Feature

Depending on legal or regulatory requirements, you may need to store all your emails. For instance, in some industries, you may be required to keep an email for at l...

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Recap: Brian Krebs Ask Me Anything

While the live event is over, Brian answered all of your questions and then some! In a wide-ranging conversation with Avanan's threat hunter Michael Landewe and VP o...

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New Data: Cyberattacks Continue to Increase at Hospitals

Hospitals have long been under extensive cyber attacks. Because they hold personal patient data, hackers know the high cost of a breach in a hospital and its regulat...

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In This One Thing, Trump Has Already Won: Phishing

The election is less than a week away, but there's already one victory we can declare: Trump has won the phishing battle.

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Inline Security and Cost-Effective: The Perfect Combination for This College

With COVID-19 causing potential budget cuts, Peach University decided it was the perfect time to re-evaluate their security product. They had long thought Secure Ema...

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Securing Email Via API Just Won

When Avanan pioneered in 2016 the concept of securing Microsoft 365 with API, customers needed to be educated about this novel approach. Another milestone to what we...

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