Your email account is one of the most important pieces of online property you own. It’s the gateway to your other online accounts. If your email account falls into the wrong hands, it can be used to wreak havoc on your business. Here are surefire ways to bolster your email account security.
Email account security you should follow
What are distributed spam distraction attacks?
The average person goes through anywhere between one and a dozen assorted emails per day, but have you ever experienced receiving a few thousand emails in a span of a few hours? If so, you may be experiencing a distributed spam distraction (DSD) attack.
Helpful tips for keeping your email safe
People rely on email to do a wide array of tasks. We use it to sign up for websites, apply for jobs, make payments, get in touch with friends and family, and many more. However, email is also commonly exploited by hackers to steal information or launch malware attacks.
Common sense is not so common when it comes to security
The saying, "common sense is not so common" applies to IT security more than we would like to admit. We all have our areas of expertise, but it is now 2021, which means you are participating in IT security whether you like it or not. Here are three common sense ideas you can commit to right now that will make your IT experience more secure.
Quit setting your money on fire
The idea of people actually setting money on fire is pretty humorous. Watching it happen in real life is less satisfying, wasteful even, so let's stop doing it with our technology spend! A proper technology roadmap will link your spending to business results on an ongoing basis.
Email Basics: Be Secure
Email was not designed with security as a requirement. In fact, all "security" that involves email was bolted on after the fact. Here are four areas that were bolted on that should be part of your secure email basics.
Utilize MFA, for real
We have beat on this drum for over five years now, and people are still not using it.
Email Basics: Common Sense
Imagine driving without lines on the road, speed limits, or the need to have a license. Now you know what using email for business communication is like...complete and utter chaos. Sure, it's better than riding a horse to work or sending a telegram, but the value of using email as a communication tool is decreasing daily.
How you keep your email account safe
Everyone uses email to send and receive sensitive information, making it an attractive target for cyberattacks. The importance of email security is vital to your company’s operations, so applying the following tips can dramatically reduce your exposure to hackers and malware.
The threat of distributed spam distraction
You wouldn’t think that cybercriminals would carry out their nefarious schemes in plain sight — except that they do and you’ve probably already fallen victim to them. Learn all about a scheme called distributed spam distraction (DSD) and how malicious actors are using it to steal valuable information from their victims.
Distributed spam distraction used for illegal activities
Usually, when victims find out their account has been hacked or hijacked, serious damage has already been done. But there’s a new illegal activity that cybercriminals are employing — and it’s done in plain sight. Distributed spam distraction involves sending thousands of spam email, and they do more than cause distractions.