E-mail attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated. As threats continue to evolve, their capabilities allow them to bypass traditional defenses which can lead to a significant increase in risk to your business.

The key is prevention before these e-mail attacks even hit your inbox. Here we break down how to block some of the more popular e-mail threats and how to combat them:

Phishing: Phishing is when a cybercriminal impersonates a legitimate organization via e-mail as a means to access sensitive information. This is typically done with a link that will require you to fill out personal information. The most effective method for eliminating phishing attacks is using two factor authentication.

Spoofing: Similar to phishing, spoofing is when a cybercriminal forges e-mail headers and signatures so that the reader believes the e-mail is from a vendor or someone they trust. The e-mail will ask the person to take some sort of action so that the attacker can gain access to their account.

Malware: Malware is typically hidden within a document that is attached to an e-mail or it can be embedded in script downloads from an external website. Signature matching is an important tactic to detect and block most malware variants.

Zero Day Threats: An advanced type of malware that hasn’t been seen before and doesn’t match any known malware signatures. Sandboxing is a tool that will analyze suspicious files and link in an isolated test environment to make sure they are safe before they are even delivered to your inbox.

At NSA, we offer a suite of solutions to ensure your system integrity. We create a unique solution to minimize intrusions as well as offer a business continuity plan to restore your system should an intrusion happen.

To learn more, join us at TUG Connects 2021! Our Glenn Bell will provide an in-depth analysis about managing e-mail threats and how to keep your organization secure. Get all of the details here.