Even though technology has advanced significantly over the past few decades, hackers and cybercriminals still target large volumes of email messages daily. Some of the biggest types of things that get sent through email include malware, ransomware, trojans, and viruses.

 

These things are often disguised in some sort of “friendly” email message, an embedded link, or a cute kitten meme. All it takes for a device to be attacked is opening the email, clicking on the link, or deciding to download and share the meme.

 

This is why you need a cybersecurity plan in place. You need to be able to assess email security risks and take the appropriate steps to protect your information and valuable data.

 

Email Security Risks and Important Considerations

Whether you already have some sort of email security plan in place or not, it is still worthwhile to review the following:

  • What types of emails need to be blocked?

  • How effective is our cybersecurity should an employee’s computer get infected?

  • Is there a plan in place to protect against the new “spear” phishing emails?

  • How fast can we respond to an email cyber-attack?

  • Are there risks of the attack spreading from computer to computer, computer to server, or server to server?

  • When was the last time employees were trained about the latest cyber-attack threats?

  • What would happen if ransomware got installed on employees’ computers or network servers?

  • What types of data would be at risk from cyber-attacks?

Keep in mind, the answers to these questions can and will vary based on the type of business, industry, size, and other such factors. However, you should be able to answer all these questions to better identify potential risks and what you need to do to protect yourself and your data.

Secure Data Solutions to Help Reduce Email Security Risks

There are several types of secure data solutions that can be implemented to help reduce email security risks. Some of these solutions can be used for other cybersecurity purposes too.

1. Email Blocking: There are apps you can use to block incoming email addresses from being sent through your email server and to your employees.

2. Embedded Link Blocking: Some apps can block embedded links on any inbound emails from outside your businesses. Some apps may also remove the links entirely from the email.

3. “Spear” Phishing Email Isolation: There are apps that will isolate known “spear” phishing emails and allow you to manually review them or choose to simply delete them.

4. Ongoing Employee Training: Hackers and cybercriminals up their game every day. You need to ensure your employees are educated about the latest and current threats to your business.

5. Server Monitoring Apps: These apps run in real-time and monitor the status of servers, data movement, file movement, etc. These apps can even detect ransomware and other threats and lock down computers and servers to keep a cyber-attack contained.

By reviewing your current email security risks, you can determine which of the secure data solutions you need to implement to update your cybersecurity plan.

 

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