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Dangers of Cloud Sharing Apps

Posted by Sendio

December 13, 2016

As technology has become more reliable and advanced, cloud sharing has become an increasingly popular way to share information and store it. Cloud sharing is everywhere in personal lives as well as in the business world. However, this easy sharing comes with a high risk for malware worming its way through and corrupting the system.

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Topics: Email Security, Cybersecurity

6 Holiday Scams and Security Tips to Avoid Them

Posted by Sendio

November 23, 2016

With the holiday season, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday right around the corner it’s easy to get caught up in all of the excitement. During the shopping season cybercrime tends to increase. We’ve put together a list of what you should be looking for during this season to avoid phishing campaigns and protect yourself from cybercrime in general.

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Topics: Email Security

How Your Email and DVR Brought Down the Internet

Posted by Sendio

November 9, 2016

A couple weeks ago, tens of millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices started a brutal attack on Dyn, a company that manages website domains and routes internet traffic. Each of these devices were targeted from a single point of failure. A human being opening a malicious email. Popular websites such as Twitter, Spotify, PayPal, and many more were experiencing difficulties due to a vicious cyberattack. Dyn first posted about a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack around 7am ET. By 9:30am the issue had been resolved but shortly after the second wave of attacks started. By Friday afternoon Dyn was working on resolving the third and final round of attacks. This caused a huge internet outage mainly affecting the east coast of the United States. Although, by the middle of the day parts of Europe were beginning to report the they were experiencing an outage as well. During a DDoS attack, servers are flooded with so much traffic and requests for information that they can’t respond to them all, often crashing under the bombardment.

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Topics: Email Security, Internet of Things

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

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 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 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

5 Predicted Trends for Email Security Software in 2016

Posted by Sendio

January 12, 2016

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone working in information technology that cyber criminals still prefer email as their primary attack vector. Spam continues to make up over half of all emails sent and phishing attacks continue to rise at record rates. Not only this, but according to Websense’s 2015 Threat Report, the level of sophistication, evasiveness and complexity (of attacks) has increased. To fight these threats, email security software is at the forefront and these are some of the trends you can expect to see in the upcoming year that you will find in the more effective solutions on the market.

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Topics: Email Security

Intel’s SaaS Email Security Products Ride into the Sunset

Posted by Sendio

December 9, 2015


Intel Security has announced that it is decommissioning its McAfee SaaS Email Protection and Archiving products. The move means end of life for email archiving, encryption, protection and continuity from the provider, and the announcement has left countless customers scratching their heads and contemplating their next move.

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Topics: Email Security

In the News: Email Security Industry Updates: November 2015

Posted by Sendio

December 3, 2015

Stay ahead with the latest news and industry trends in email security. Here's a round up of recent headlines in the IT industry to help you keep up to date. 

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Topics: Email Security

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