by Karen Lynch Ransomware Attacks Are On The Rise, And The Types Of Ransomware Are Changing All The Time. We Break Down The Threat To Help Protect Your Business. Key Points: Ransomware has become one of the most prevalent and damaging cybersecurity threats in an economy of remote workers. Attackers have typically used ransomware to encrypt
Every Organization Is Vulnerable To Increasingly Damaging Cyberthreats, But Best Practices Can Help Them Mitigate The Risks And Their Overall Impact. Key Points: Increased digitization has created both unsurpassed opportunity and unrivaled risk for all organizations in 2021. Smaller and newer businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyberthreats — and less prepared to prevent or respond
Ransomware Attacks Are On The Rise. Here, We Break Down The Threat So You Can Protect Your Business With The Right Planning, Tools And Training. Key Points: Ransomware has become one of the most prevalent and damaging email security threats of the past year, with all signs pointing to growth in an economy of remote
Five Years Of Survey Data Shows Small Gains In Cyber Preparedness Five Years Of Mimecast’s State Of Email Security Survey Data Reveals Mounting Cybersecurity Challenges And Important Trends In How Companies Are Responding. Key Points: During the past five years, the number of cyberattacks has continued to rise, and the attacks themselves have grown more pernicious.
Your Business Was Hit By Ransomware. Should You Pay To Get Your Data Back? Whether Or Not To Pay Ransom Is A Top-Of-Mind Question Among Businesses. Cybersecurity Experts Offer Their Advice On Which Way To Go. Key Points: More than half of all companies that experience a ransomware attack decide to pay the ransom, even
The 2017 WannaCry Ransomware Attack Was One Of The Most Widespread Computer Infections Ever, And WannaCry Attacks Continue Today. Key Points: The WannaCry ransomware epidemic of 2017 disrupted hospitals, banks and communications companies worldwide. Four years later, cybercriminals renewed efforts to deploy WannaCry ransomware during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies can take steps to prevent infection,
Ransomware Is Hitting More Companies Harder Than Ever, According To Mimecast’s State Of Email Security Report. Key Points: Six out of 10 companies say they were disrupted by ransomware in the past year. Companies hit by ransomware experienced six days of downtime, on average. A third of companies that paid ransom didn’t even get their data back.
Email Is The Backbone Of A Company’s Communications Network. It’s Also The Most Common Way In For Attackers. Here’s How Different Types Of Email Security Defend Your Network. Key Points: Email security threats are becoming more sophisticated and targeted, from ransomware to spear phishing attacks on C-suite executives. A comprehensive defense has never been more
Email Security Policies Help Protect Against Your Company’s Biggest Vulnerability To Cyberattacks. Here’s What Goes Into A Good Policy. Key Points: Email is the No. 1 cybersecurity threat vector. Organizations should have an email security policy to protect against data loss, downtime, regulatory fines and reputational damage. Your email security policy should not exist in
Research Finds That Too Little Exposure To Phishing Emails Can Make Users More Susceptible To Them. The Key Is Finding The Right Cadence Of Simulated Phishing Campaigns. Key Points: Humans require occasional exposure to maintain vigilance against social engineering threats. Automated spam filtering reduces exposure to these threats and may inadvertently cause us to be
False Positive Security Alerts Will Keep Draining Cybersecurity Team Resources And Performance Until Automation Is Fully Implemented And Tightly Integrated. Key Points: In the midst of an “alert overload,” cybersecurity professionals face a particularly acute problem of managing the deluge of false positive alerts. New survey data underscores the impact on sustainable security as well
The Value Of Cybersecurity Tools Can Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts — But Only When They Are Used Collectively In An Integrated Manner. Key Points: Comprehensive threat intelligence requires a diverse set of cybersecurity tools to keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. But using multiple solutions generates troves of fragmented data