The 5 truths about Email Security

The 5 truths about Email Security

The 5 Truths about Email Security  

Email security is one of the biggest areas of concern for organizations now. At any given time, more than half a billion people are checking their email accounts, which means that any organization has a good chance of being the target of an email attack. In fact, it's known that 90% of all cyber attacks within an organization's network originate from the email vector, so it's not just about protecting your servers from external threats but also making sure employees don't unwittingly compromise company data through human error. That is why it's important to have a comprehensive approach to email security that includes both technology and process controls with real-time alerts swirled into the mix.

Email security is a hole in most organizations.  

Let's get one thing straight, email is the biggest risk vector in your organization. Email security is a hole in most organizations, often because it's not designed to be secure.

1. Email is the biggest risk vector.

The first and most important truth about email security is that it's the biggest risk vector. Why? Because malware hides in attachments, links and websites.

  • An attachment containing a virus or malicious file will spread malware, which can lead to ransomware and hackers gaining access to an organization's network through targeted attacks called "spear phishing".
  • Links within emails can contain malware that can infect your computer when clicked on, or they may redirect you to websites controlled by cyber criminals who are trying to steal your Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
  • Spam filters don't always work as well as we'd like them too - especially if you're using a free built-in services.

2. Legacy Email Gateways do not work anymore.  

If you're still using a legacy Email Gateway, it's simply time to upgrade.

Legacy Email Gateways are not designed to handle today's email threats, and they certainly aren't up to the task of handling the massive email traffic volumes and security challenges. The solution is a modern cloud-based gateway that can scale as your business grows without you needing to worry about how it works or how much it costs.

3. Next Gen email security is on the rise  

So, what does next-gen email security look like? It's no longer about securing the servers and the network. Email security is now about using AI-powered tools to detect attack patterns intelligently.

To level out the playing field, Cyber Unit has partnered with Check Point to bring to you 99% reduction in phishing attacks and much more. Get in touch with us to secure your Google Workspace or Microsoft 365 environment with Gartner's #1 Customer Choice for Email Security.

4. New business adoption towards next-gen email  

It's no secret that email is one of the most popular and convenient ways for companies for internal and external communication. But as we've mentioned, it's also one of the most vulnerable methods of communication. The reality is that most businesses use outdated email systems.

5. The best email security is a multi-layer approach.  

It's important to remember that the best email security is a multi-layer approach. A gateway (which is essentially the front door of your SMTP server) can only do so much. You need anti-spam, anti-virus and DLP (data loss prevention) software to protect your inbox from malicious threats. With the added layer of securiy awareness training, the possibility of cyber attacks can be minimized.

Security awareness training can stop internal threats.  

Security Awareness training is one of the most effective ways to mitigate human error. Cyber Security awareness is an ongoing process that starts with training employees about basic security principles and threats, then continues with practical security awareness education and exercises over time.

In conclusion, email security is a complex matter that cannot be solved by just one tool. The best email security solutions combine multiple layers of protection to stop phishing attacks and malware from spreading across your organization.

Get in touch with us to keep your operations running securely, with Cyber Unit's enterprise-grade email security & monitoring.