Enterprises, beware. Threat actors are continuing to eye businesses for high returns on investment in Q1 2019, breaching infrastructure, exfiltrating or holding data hostage, and abusing weak credentials for continued, targeted monitoring. From a steadfast increase of pervasive Trojans, such as Emotet, to a resurgence of ransomware lodged against corporate targets, cybercriminals are going after organizations with a vengeance.
Yet every cloud has a silver lining, and for all the additional effort thrown at businesses, consumer threats are now on the decline. Ransomware against consumers has slowed down to a trickle and cryptomining, at a fever pitch against consumers this time last year, has all but died. Interestingly, this has resulted in an overall decline in the volume of malware detections from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.
While threat actors made themselves busy with challenging new victims, they ensnared targets in the old ways, using tried-and-true malspam and social engineering tactic
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: May 31, 2018
Not all email security systems perform the same. Lots of false negatives get through. That’s what Mimecast found in its new email security risk assessment (ESRA), an inspection of email security systems to uncover the number, type and severity of threats getting into organizations.
- TOTAL CAUGHT SPAM: 14,277,163
- TOTAL CAUGHT DANGEROUS FILE TYPES: 9,992
- TOTAL CAUGHT MALWARE ATTACHMENTS: 12,502
Download our report of ESRA tests to see the threats that Mimecast catches and other email security systems miss.
Increasing your non-interest revenues without increasing customer fees that ultimately drive customers away can be a challenge.
The digital economy is opening up new ways to drive additional revenue from existing customers. The same technical innovations are also opening up new ways to communicate with customers about both digital and traditional offerings. But that results in customers becoming overwhelmed with advertising and marketing messages. They are forced to decide upfront who is providing relevant information and who to completely ignore. Ultimately, it comes down to trust.
Customers consider generic messages to be spam and learn to filter them out, even if they come from a known vendor. Over the long run, these types of marketing campaigns not only see diminishing returns, they can even damage your long-term relationship with customers and decrease revenues.
Micro-marketing overcomes the noise that traditional spam-marketing creates and establishes news levels of trust betwee
So-called "redirector" or "search engine" spam emerged in late 2007 and has now grown into a significant threat to businesses. In this new MessageLabs whitepaper, learn about the latest spammer ploy to get dangerous links past traditional defenses, and how MessageLabs delivers a proven, cost-effective solution.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
Every enterprise has to find a balance between security and the ability to carry on conducting business freely. This short guide is about finding that balance. By following some basic principles, there's no reason you can't let legitimate business email move into, out of and within your enterprise while stopping the things that cause damage: viruses, spam, spyware, trojans, phishing, Denial of Service attacks, the loss of sensitive data and the collection of illegal, immoral and just plain offensive material.
The evolution of cyber threats ad the cybercriminal community has evolved from the days of pranksters launching annoying viruses and spam that would be considered primitive today.
While enterprises make concentrated efforts to protect their critical data, the lack of correlated and contextual network visibility can leave IT security organizations unable to prioritze the threats that matter the most.
GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP/Lotus is a server based anti-spam, anti-phishing and email management solution, which is used by 80,000 customers worldwide. The latest version uses two anti-spam engines, along with advanced spam filtering techniques, to give administrators a high spam capture rate straight out-of-the-box, with minimal configuration. GFI MailEssentials also minimizes false positives, so you do not need to worry about important emails being marked as spam.
As another year draws to a close, few can have failed to notice the plagues of malicious software, floods of fraudulent emails and the generally increased pestilence of our online world, marking out 2007 as one of the most remarkable in the history of malware. This report covers the top malware threats in 2007 and provides monthly summaries.
Spam looks like a simple enough issue until you have to try to define it: after all, we all think we know it when we see it. Most people have a working definition along the lines of “email I don’t want.” While that’s perfectly understandable, it is difficult to implement technical solutions based on such a subjective definition. Read this paper to learn why SPAM is more than just unwanted email.
Anti-virus does much more than reactively detect known viruses; it proactively scans for unknown ones too. So, how do scanners really work? The aim of this paper is to reduce some of the confusion around the workings of AV technology, and to clarify what is realistic to expect from AV protection, particularly heuristic analysis.
According to experts at TrendLabs, spam now makes up close to 95% of all email and continues to grow. In the first three months of 2008 spam rates almost doubled over rates observed at the end of 2007 and TrendLabs predicts that average daily spam volumes will increase by 30 to 50 billion messages per day within the year.1 As spam continues to grow at dramatic rates, traditional on-premise email security products are failing to keep up. This limitation is one of the primary reasons that IDC predicts demand for hosted security solutions -also known as SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions-will grow by more than 30% annually through 2012.2 For context, the growth rate for hosted email security is projected to be more than eight times that of the traditional software email security market, and more than 60% faster than appliance-based email security solutions.
Just about anybody with an email address knows about spam and spam filters-or at least they think they do. However, it is a complex subject, with far more to it than meets the eye.
This Ferris Research white paper looks at spam: what it is, how it is sent, and how it is filtered. It unravels the complexities and gives an accessible, factual overview into the scourge of spam.
Businesses are experiencing a dramatic increase in spam and email-based attacks. These assaults not only hurt employee productivity, they consume valuable IT staff time and infrastructure resources. These threats can also expose organizations to data leaks, compliance issues and legal risks.
Trend Micro's SaaS email security solution blocks spam, viruses, phishing, and other email threats before they touch your network, helping you reclaim IT staff time, end-user productivity, bandwidth, mail server storage and cpu capacity. Optional content filtering enforces compliance and helps prevent data leaks.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 05, 2010
Email is possibly today's most important business tool but its use also carries many risks. Scalable, secure archiving, email continuity, data leak prevention - not to mention the constant onslaught of spam and malware - are just some of the issues that IT professionals have to deal with on a daily basis.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
This Webroot whitepaper compares deploying secure web gateways as software or appliances on-premises vs. as a cloud-based service. Lower cost, fast implementation, rapid scalability and less administration are all good reasons to adopt SaaS and cloud-based applications. In addition to these benefits, cloud-based secure web gateways can also provide better security and faster performance than appliances or local servers. It discusses a number of advantages of cloud-based solutions that appliances cannot match, such as:
• Better defense against zero-day threats and spam servers
• More comprehensive signature and URL database
• Supports remote users more securely and without the cost of putting servers in every location
Messaging, internal and Web-based threats are increasing in number and severity. Because the profit motive now drives spammers, hackers and other purveyors of malicious content, as well as the development of more sophisticated techniques to circumvent corporate defenses, organizations must continue to improve their defenses.
Smaller budgets. Fewer personnel. More pressure to show value. As the recession lingers on, B2B marketers are being called upon to deliver bigger, faster, cheaper results with less resources. But the current economic climate means even companies able to make high-dollar purchases will require more touch points to nurture them through the buying process. Today's business buyers are cautiously working to make smarter, more informed decisions.
Decreasing budgets, an increasingly mobile workforce, limited staff, time constraints, a growing dependence on e-solutions - you face unique challenges as an IT professional. And you can't afford to disrupt your end users or clientele to implement security solution after security solution. That's where the IT Security Kit comes in. This handy kit provides everything you need to quickly and easily find the antivirus product that's manageable, reliable, cost-effective and just right for your organization.
Despite the six-year-old CAN-SPAM Act, spammers routinely abuse the law and continue to deliver their obnoxious email. One year ago, a major spam-hosting ISP was shut down, causing an impressive drop in botnet activity. Today, however, spam authors are more active and smarter than ever. Spammers love to tailor their messages to the news and the season. Read this report to gain a greater understanding of current spam threats.
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