Email security is one of many types of cyber security, but isn’t discussed as often even though it’s the most common way to be hacked or compromised.
The term ‘email security’ refers to methods that can help protect your email account from unauthorised access, spam, malware or from being compromised.
Spam, phishing, and other types of attacks are commonly delivered by email.
Cyber hackers lure victims into providing sensitive information, opening attachments or clicking on links that download malware onto the victim’s device.
E-mails are a common point of entry for attackers looking to gain access into your network systems, or infiltrate through important data.
Attacks may threaten you via email, impersonate trusted businesses, or use blackmail to have you do what they want, to gain malicious access.
To help safeguard your emails and users accessing emails on your network – there are several different types of email security solutions.
Spam filters help businesses in filtering anything harmful or potentially dangerous that may contain malware or has dangerous contents in. This helps clear out inboxes and accidentally clicking on anything malicious.
Eliminating junk or spam from emails can also important for businesses.
By encrypting the email, email encryption prevents sensitive material included in the email from being viewed by anybody but the intended recipient.
Emails that have been encrypted can only be read by the intended recipient and prove that they have been delivered to the correct person. By guaranteeing that no one else has access, this helps protect the sensitive data.
With the help of software like ESET’s DESlock email encryption tool, which ensures that the recipient has access to the email via a secure digital code, you can transfer data securely by email using a variety of email encryption techniques.
Using an anti-virus protection helps eliminate malicious files, dangerous activity sent via email and has email image and control controls included.
Unlike spam filters, an anti-virus software scans emails automatically for malicious files, or images that can harm your computer/steal your data.
If the anti-virus does find a email with dangerous content, it will move it to quarantine – where you can manually view the email, in a secure method.
For many businesses, email usage is essential and in staff’s daily life. Companies have established security policies when using emails in the workplace. This protects employees against fraudulent activities and promotes cyber safety and security when using your email system.
Email based attacks are a leading threat to corporate cybersecurity globally. A popular method of cyber attack is email phishing.
Phishing enables emails containing malware to be sent as regular emails, whether they are attempts to steal sensitive information or impersonate a reputable company.
Hackers may gain access to important data and other internet accounts through a compromised or breached email account.
A secure email gateway is designed to safeguard and protect against phishing and other email threats.
In the event that an account is compromised and hackers obtain access, two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) both help protect the account.
With the 2FA/MFA security layer, logging in requires two different forms of identity.
You can utilise a physical token, a mobile app push notification, text, or another email identity authentication method.
This protects businesses against cyber-attacks / other security breaches by making it more difficult for hackers to gain access to both verification processes.
Using 2FA for a business email account gives you another layer of security, so that hackers cannot access your account without the secondary identification.
Someone’s email access may give hackers an opportunity to gain access to other services like their banking information, or online shopping, as they can reset passwords which go to the email they have access to.
Your employees are your best line of defence against phishing, especially targeted phishing. Employees who can spot a phishing attempt can eliminate the number one cause of endpoint compromise.
Running phishing exercises can teach them identify fraudulent emails and prevent them from clicking on them, causing more damage to your systems.
A cyber security awareness training can assist strengthen employee confidence when it comes to dangerous activity using I.T. online, at work, or in their personal life.
It is well known that hackers aggressively target those who are vulnerable to making a mistake and clicking on a phishing link, allowing malware to infiltrate your systems.
Staff may become more familiar with industry-leading platforms and understand the consequences of phishing schemes by demonstrating the numerous types of security threats that can harm a business.
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System Force I.T. can help with phishing email testing on employees, cyber security awareness training, and educating your staff on the ins and outs of cyberattacks to help prevent attacks from happening in your company.
We also provide various cyber security and email solutions, which best fit your business.
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