Add Defensive Layers with Email Security Software
As email security risks continue to evolve, organizations need more sophisticated email security software to successfully defend against known and emerging threats. From viruses and spam to advanced targeted threats like phishing, attacks are becoming increasingly ingenious and varied. Consequently, email protection must provide a multi-layered approach to security, with constantly updated intelligence on new threats.
The potential dangers inboxes harbor have proliferated as working environments have become more digital, and more remote. Research from Deloitte found that 91% of all cyberattacks begin with a phishing email to an unsuspecting victim. Further, 32% of all successful data breaches involved the use of phishing techniques. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) fielded more than 800,000 phishing complaints in 2022 alone, which led to more than $10 billion in estimated losses.
A subset of this kind of attack is business email compromise (BEC). By using a variety of social engineering attacks and ploys, cybercriminals exploit both personal and professional email to run any one of a number of scams designed to gain access to networks, sensitive information, or to misdirect payments toward an account only they can access.
Email security software is designed to protect your email accounts against these kinds of attacks and other email-borne attack vectors. While many email services have built-in security, organizations need additional solutions to protect against modern variations.
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Shift Gears with Email Security Software
Email security controls preventing the targeting of end users and credentials have remained stagnant for much of the last decade. Email filtering platforms have consolidated and improved during that time, but are too often playing catch up. While problematic IP addresses, domains, and URLs are identified and noted by these preventative measures, attackers are adept at obscuring or changing elements to escape further notice. Secured email getaways (SEGs), for example, excel at preventing already known problems from claiming another victim, but do little to stop unknown or zero-day attacks.
Businesses then are left with the choice of investing further in current solutions that have proven ineffective in curtailing business email compromise and similar schemes that target human vulnerabilities, or finding new technology to displace current controls. Given the plethora of types of email attacks present today, and their sheer volume, every organization needs email security that is more effective, easy to deploy, and can augment existing solutions.
Asking for Assistance from AI
Using AI-powered natural language processing and leveraging machine learning, innovative email security software identifies and baselines ‘good’ behavior patterns to block malicious and unwanted emails that evade other security controls. By plugging into the email ecosystem directly through API, such solutions can also seamlessly integrate with and enhance cloud gateway capabilities built into Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace.
While legacy email security controls look at where the email came from and who it’s going to, and do a good job of filtering out known threats, AI-based email security analyzes the content of emails to recognize when threats might be present — essential in dealing with BEC and other modern versions of phishing.
By identifying ‘good’ emails, such solutions develop a guide to measure every incoming message. Those that appear to be anomalies, based on a continuously developed set of data compiled by AI, can be flagged immediately and remedied. Even if an email appears to come from a ‘legitimate’ account, it can be found to have certain characteristics that mark it as problematic, giving you another layer of defense against BEC and social engineering attacks.
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Discover New Email Security Software with Inversion6
Email is an essential communication tool, used by virtually everyone every day, and fundamental to getting business done. By working with trusted partners, Inversion6 helps you scan for potential threats while also maintaining deliverability — keeping you worry-free.
One vital new tool in securing your email lies with Abnormal Security. Abnormal leverages AI-based behavior data science as part of a cloud-native email security platform that stops socially-engineered and never-seen-before email attacks. Abnormal’s different approach offers protection against the widest range of attacks, including BEC, phishing, malware, ransomware, and both supply chain and internal account compromise. By being API-based, Abnormal allows customers to get started in minutes and can be implemented as a standalone or augmentation solution.
With threats looming seemingly everywhere and where one mistake could have disastrous consequences, you need expert guidance.
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