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Fortify Office 365 email with critical supplementary security defenses

With over 200 million users actively subscribed to Office 365 for email and collaboration services, Microsoft has clearly demonstrated its domination in the realm of computer software, technology and related services. However, with the recent proliferation of Office 365 use for business, one troubling trend has become increasingly apparent: inadequate built-in security defenses and unpatched vulnerabilities frequently leave users and critical data vulnerable to attack in Office 365.

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fileless malware anatomy of an attack

There’s a new type of cyberattack that is surreptitiously threatening your systems, your data and your business - and this one lives up to every bit of the danger and sophistication conveyed in its name: fileless malware.

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How to prevent and recover from ransomware

Imagine this scenario: Your corporate systems are down and your critical files are locked due to one of everyone’s worst nightmares - a ransomware attack. You’re scrambling to recover your data, get back online and resume business operations as quickly as possible to minimize costly downtime and uphold your company’s reputation. 

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How To Recover from a Phishing Attack

Do you suspect that you’ve fallen victim to a phishing attack? Are concerned with the impact that it may have on your business, your productivity, and your reputation - but are unsure of how to proceed? Who should you call? Have critical email accounts or has sensitive financial information been compromised? 

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In this paradigm shift for business driven by the rapid transition to a remote workforce, there appears to be a real need for a shift in securing the digital premise in order to maintain, or even enhance, business continuity and success. AT&T Cybersecurity researchers have cited a “relationship between business success and a commitment to strong security”, reporting that 91% of companies that lag in cybersecurity miss revenue goals, while 57% of companies that lead in this increasingly critical area exceed revenue goals by over seven percent. 

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Phishing is the predominant modern cyber threat, and is currently undermining the security and integrity of the upcoming presidential election. Tensions surrounding the 2020 presidential election are higher than ever - presenting cyber thieves with the perfect environment to launch dangerous, timely phishing attacks designed to steal sensitive credentials and large sums of money from victims.

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It is no secret that 2020 has been a year of rapid transformation for businesses. Companies worldwide have been forced to quickly become more digital in the way that they operate, and many have transitioned to a largely remote workforce. Businesses have become increasingly reliant upon inherently insecure cloud platforms like Office 365 and G Suite to fulfill their communication and collaboration needs. While these changes have introduced certain advantages in terms of efficiency and productivity, they have also brought on significant challenges - namely, effectively securing cloud email in this increasingly complex and dangerous threat environment.

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