With increasing email attacks targeted at businesses of all sizes, companies must devise robust defense strategies and train their employees thoroughly.
Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB)
May 31, 2017
A NYC area email security provider, IT consultant and MSP presents statistics and recommendations for combatting email attacks that are increasingly targeted at small and mid-size business—in a new email security article on the eMazzanti Technologies website.
In the informative article, the company discusses alarming data from the recent Internet Security Threat Report by Symantec, how email has become cyber-criminals’ weapon of choice, and social engineering tactics used by criminals. Six critical email security tips for defending against those attacks are then presented.
“We take our clients’ email security very seriously,” related Jennifer Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. “With increasing email attacks targeted at businesses of all sizes, companies must devise robust defense strategies and train their employees thoroughly.”
Below are a few excerpts from the article, “6 Email Security Tips to Defend Against Increasing Attacks.”
“According to the recently published Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) from Symantec, email emerged as the weapon of choice for cyber-attacks in 2016. While one in 220 emails contained malware in 2015, that rate increased to one in 131 emails in 2016.”
“Attackers now favor spear-phishing email campaigns that target specific individuals, organizations or businesses. The highest rate of phishing emerged in companies with between 251 and 500 employees. With now professionalized spamming operations, malware authors often outsource their spam campaigns to highly organized groups.”
“Some basic, but powerful, email security…