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Healthcare Systems are Clear Targets of Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Sendio

May 2, 2016

If your healthcare network was kidnapped, what would you pay to ransom it?

It’s a question one California hospital network answered pretty quickly — $17,000. And it’s one that hospitals in Canada, Kentucky, West Virginia, and two others in Southern California also found themselves struggling to answer. 

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Topics: Email Security, Ransomware, Healthcare

Where You’ll See Cost Savings with the Right Anti Spam Service

Posted by Sendio

February 17, 2016

For someone living at the North Pole, battling blizzards is just part of getting through the day. But to someone in Fiji, the advantage of relocating from the Pole to a less demanding environment is obvious.

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Topics: Spam

Can Training Employees on Email Security Software Prevent Breaches?

Posted by Sendio

February 15, 2016

According to the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report of those who receive malicious emails, “23% of recipients now open phishing messages and 11% click on attachments.” For anyone who has been around information technology for any length of time knows that these numbers are the reason why malicious emails have become the cyber criminal’s tool of choice to gain entry into a company’s network. The bad guys know that there is a high likelihood of success if they can convince someone in the company to click on a malicious link or download a malicious file attachment. Even someone with the least amount of privilege on a network can be a target because once an account or asset is compromised, the attack can be escalated by a threat actor who knows what they are doing.

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Topics: Email Security

5 Benefits of Hosted Anti Spam You Haven’t Considered

Posted by Sendio

February 11, 2016

As anyone who works in IT knows, email security is a moving target. Hundreds of millions of email users are impacted by cybercrime every year, and corporate IT departments around the globe are constantly seeking new ways to fight the rising tide of spam, viruses and other email schemes.

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Topics: Spam

5 Tips to Strengthen Your Company’s Email Security

Posted by Sendio

February 9, 2016

The FBI calls successful phishing a Business Email Compromise (BEC) and has logged about 7,000 such events since 2013. The average loss was $130,000.

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Topics: Email Security

How to Permanently Stop Drowning in Email Spam

Posted by Sendio

February 2, 2016

If you thought the spam problem was going away, think again. According to Securelist, “email traffic in Q1 2015 saw a considerable increase in the number of new domains that sent out spam,” and their numbers show that spam still makes up close to 60 percent of all email traffic. Companies who find themselves drowning in spam quickly realize how much it hurts their business. There is are costs associated from a loss of productivity as users pick through junk emails, there are legal issues associated with employees receiving offensive emails and of course there are security threats that come from malicious email messages. So how do you stop email spam in your company? By using the right technologies and by leveraging your users.

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Topics: Spam

Why Spam Gets Through the Office 365 Spam Filter

Posted by Sendio

January 29, 2016

One of the biggest misnomers in email security is that built-in spam and phishing protection keeps all malicious email at bay. Because of this, many people fail to see why a business needs to invest in spam solutions in addition to the built-in Office 365 spam filter. Unfortunately, these companies often find themselves buried under an inbox filled with spam or in the headlines after their security was breached when a phishing email lead to the compromise of sensitive information. So, just how do these emails slip past the tools built into the Office 365 spam filter?

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Topics: Outlook

How to Reduce Spam in Office 365

Posted by Sendio

January 28, 2016


As any IT professional knows, spam isn’t only annoying; it can be extremely expensive and downright dangerous. Consider the fact that an average 1,000 employee company can spend
up to $3 million a year to fight and manage spam, and you’ll have a good idea of just how costly this annoyance can become.

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Topics: Outlook

How the Right Secure Email Gateway Prevents Social Engineering Threats

Posted by Sendio

January 26, 2016

In today’s age of high-tech viruses and sophisticated malware, good old-fashioned social engineering attacks are still some of the most dangerous threats out there.

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Topics: Email Security

3 Things to Know to Integrate Email Security Software with Office 365

Posted by Sendio

January 22, 2016

When you consider the fact that 91% of all cyber attacks begin with a spear phishing email, it is easy to see why it is so important to implement email security software to protect your organization. While most email solutions come with a modicum of security features built into their product, just about every major security vendor offers some type of email security software because the built-in offering is typically not going to provide enough protection; even if you are using Office 365 for email. Software, such as Office 365, works well with the delivery, receipt and organization of email – but for those who are serious about securing their business know that they need to bring in additional help. The trick is implementing the right type of email security software, but how do you know if the vendor you choose is providing you with the right product?

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Topics: Outlook

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