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Email risk is big for small- and medium-sized businesses. Luckily, by understanding the threats you face and the measures you can take to defend yourself, you can make this risk significantly smaller.

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Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, email risk is greater than ever - especially for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning that threat actors are taking advantage of the increased dependence upon cloud email that businesses have in midst of this worldwide crisis. According to DHS, cyber thieves are leveraging our heightened anxieties in today’s new digital world with “an increase in phishing attacks under the guise of themed emails containing attachments.”

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Email attacks are always evolving, and because of the “new normal” we face during this pandemic, the digital threat landscape is far more dangerous than ever. Security researchers estimate that there has been a 600% increase in phishing campaigns due to COVID-19, and the majority of these attacks rely on malicious links to steal credentials or deliver malware. Research shows that 1 in 10 employees will click on a malicious link - and just one wrong click can have serious consequences including account compromise, data theft, financial loss, reputation damage and lost productivity. 

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How a Ransomware Attack Crippled One of the World’s Largest Law Firms - and What We Can Learn from the Incident 

As industries continue to face increased challenges associated with moving forward in our new online reality, law firms and the legal world have discovered the importance of instituting and improving technology that supports the practice - whether in the office or remotely.

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Over the past few weeks, a heated debate has arisen on the Apache SpamAssassin users list regarding the replacement of racially charged terms like “whitelist” and “blacklist” used in the Apache Spamassassin Project’s code with more inclusive language. Certain community members have been very supportive of Apache SpamAssassin’s efforts to remove racially insensitive language from the project, while others have loudly voiced their disapproval.

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Microsoft has warned that unpatched Exchange email servers are an increasingly popular target among cyber criminals looking to gain access to sensitive credentials, compromise accounts and steal money from victims.

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What You Need to Know Today to Secure Your Organization for the Future

The financial services sector is transforming to meet clients’ evolving needs, presenting financial services organizations with new challenges and increased risk. These companies are mobilizing their people and technology to maximize speed, choice and convenience for their customers.

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