Five ways to strengthen email security - Barracuda
Article Barracuda Networks email protection SVP Asaf Cidon
Despite numerous attempts to dethrone it over the past few years, email continues to be the de facto for business communications.
In research published last year, The Radicati Group estimated that more than 281 BILLION email messages were sent every day in 2018.
Email certainly isn't going anywhere in a hurry - which is music to the ears of cyber attackers.
Email is the number one threat vector facing organisations today, with new email-borne attacks grabbing the headlines on a regular basis.
Terms like ransomware, social engineering, phishing and trojans have now gained widespread recognition.
Unfortunately, secure email gateways are no longer sufficient to defend against today's level of attack as they bypass traditional security and end up costing organisations time, money, and brand equity.
Organisations need a defence posture that is able to detect and prevent attacks before they cause harm.
By following these five steps, businesses can improve email protection and ensure that they don’t fall victim and suffer a loss.
1. Protect businesses from targeted email attacks
Modern attacks are rapidly growing in volume and sophistication.
With 91% of hacks starting with a targeted email attack, users need a solution that is able to detect and prevent attacks before they cause harm.
Users need to deploy a holistic email security solution designed to protect against spam, phishing, malware, ransomware, and other targeted email threats.
It needs to combine heuristic, behavioural, and sandboxing technologies to detect advanced, zero-day attacks.
2. Transform users from vulnerability into a robust defensive layer
Some attacks will get by IT security and land in users’ inboxes.
What happens next depends on how well trained and aware the targeted user is.
Security training is absolutely integral to ensuring that employees aren’t the weakest link in a business’ security posture.
Security teams need to educate users to recognise even the most subtle of social engineering attacks to transform users from potential attack vectors into a layer of defence.
3. Prevent account takeover and social engineering attacks
Socially engineered spearphishing attacks are growing fast, with total losses estimated at more than $5 billion.
These highly targeted attacks are designed to impersonate a trusted third party to trick employees into disclosing valuable information or transferring funds directly to hackers.
By leveraging solutions that use artificial intelligence, each user’s unique communication pattern is logged so any malicious intent and unusual activity is identified and flagged.
AI solutions can provide security teams with real-time defence against socially engineered attacks, account takeover, and other cyber fraud.
4. Build resiliency and mitigate compliance risk
You need data protection that boosts resiliency, minimises downtime, and simplifies recovery from ransomware and accidental data loss.
Compliance is at the forefront of many minds and this isn’t showing any signs of changing.
So deploying a data protection solution that ensures compliance and business continuity in the face of an attack can give you peace of mind.
Options that offer advanced archiving and backup services further help to protect against accidental or malicious deletion of emails and data.
5. Automate incident response and get access to threat insights
Many organisations struggle with slow, manual, and inefficient email security incident response processes, which often results in attacks spreading even further.
When looking for a solution, security professionals need to choose one that automates incident response and provides remediation options to quickly and efficiently address attacks.
These solutions can easily send alerts, quarantine malicious emails, and use threat insights to stop the spread of malicious threats.
Industry: Cyber Security News
- Senior Identity and Access Management Architect
- Up to €85,000 Base + Package
Senior Identity and Access Management Architect (IDAM) subject matter expert is needed to lead and drive technical and or business transformation projects in a client-facing position for a prestigious consultancy in Frankfurt, Germany. Broad technical knowledge across Identity and access management is essential. Technical hands-on experience with one or more of the following core areas; Privileged Access Management (PAM, CyberArk, Beyondtrust, Thycotic) Identity Governance Administration (IGA, Sailpoint, Omada, RSA) Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM, Forgerock PSD2) Fluent German is a MUST (Written & Speaking) A successful individual will be client-facing and MUST have strong exposure in previous positions designing and implementing Identity and Access Management solutions, this will be a hands-on position, working directly with the functional consultant and support teams If you are passionate about your industry and specialise in the IDAM space and are looking for a new challenge to step up, apply today and speak with the Security team. Candidate must be Germany or EU based (must want to relocate to Germany) Ref: TC7153
- Functional Identity & Access Management Consultant
- Up to €100,000 Base + Package
My Client, a leading international consultancy firm are currently in the process of expanding their Identity & Access management practice across each of their 3 sectors. Working with Large FTSE 500 companies on interesting technical / Business Transformation projects. The Identity & Access Management Consultant will be the key head in deriving and understanding business cases, consulting with the client to truly understand the needs of the business and suggest a solution of best fit. A deep understanding of business protocols, risks, as well as a strong understanding of Identity & Access management is essential to be successful in this position. Working in one of the following three IAM practices, The Identity & Access Management Consultant will need to have strong knowledge in at least one of the following; Privileged Access Management (PAM, CyberArk, Beyondtrust, Thycotic) Identity Governance Administration (IGA, Sailpoint, Omada, RSA) Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM, Forgerock PSD2) Fluent German (Speaking & Writing) Current experience within a client-facing role, working with Identity & Access Management solutions is essential, my client are one of the leading partners in the space, hence why I am looking to speak with the best of the best. If you are passionate about your industry and specialise in the IDAM space and are looking for a new challenge to step up, apply today and speak with the Security team. Candidate must be Germany or EU based (must want to relocate to Germany) Ref TC7542
- Senior Identity and Access Management Consultant (IDAM)
- €70,000 - €85,000
(Security Consultant, Technical Consultant, Consultant, IDAM, CyberArk, RSA, Cyber, Security, Germany) Location: Frankfurt *Candidates must be EU based (Germany preferred) as our client are unable to provide sponsorship* Senior Identity and Access Management consultant (IDAM) subject matter expert is needed to lead and drive technical and or business transformation projects in a client facing position for a prestigious consultancy in Frankfurt, Germany. A broad technical knowledge across Identity and access management is essential. Technical hands-on experience with one or more of the following Ping, Forgerock, Cyberark, RSA Aveksa is highly desirable. A successful individual will be client facing and MUST be able to effectively engage, consult and provide advice to complex client engagements. The position will give the Senior Identity and Access Management consultant the opportunity to work with top tier clients with the view of making a meaningful strategic difference. If you are passionate about your industry and specialise in the IDAM space and are looking for a new challenge to step up, apply today and speak with the Security team. Call DCL Search & Selection on 0208 663 4030 and find out about more of our cybersecurity jobs. Reference: TC7528 (Security Consultant, Technical Consultant, Consultant, IDAM, CyberArk, RSA, Cyber, Security, Germany)
- Business Development Manager (IoT Connectivity Solutions)
- Up to €120,000 plus bonus and benefits
Experienced Business Development Manager is required for an expanding Service Provider to sell/position their IOT connectivity solutions into the Manufacturing Sector within the German market. This is a great opportunity to join a key player within this space, who have a number of successful projects for you to reference, they have the skills and the network but now needs the key person to help take the message to market You need to have proven sales experience within the mobile cellular IOT connectivity space and ideally knowledge of the manufacturing sector, this is a true consultancy role, you will be comfortable working with other sales team within the business but also able to directly approach key customers yourself. Great opportunity to join an expanding business as they grow their German Presence Ref: RA7259 (IoT Sales Jobs, IoT Sales, IoT Sales Executive, IoT Business Development Manager)