Businesses are relying more heavily on cloud email than ever in order to operate in this challenging remote environment, and are frequently sacrificing the security of their users, their data, and their reputation by failing to fortify cloud email with critical supplementary protection.

Understanding the magnified digital risk that you face in this challenging, transitional time is critical in staying safe while working remotely. Cloud email users face a plethora of threats on a daily basis that they may not be aware of. In this tumultuous time, we want to help you avoid the dangers associated with increased cloud email use. Here are a few tips and best practices to help keep you and your company secure online:

Watch for phishing, ransomware and other email-borne attacks.

Don’t rely on endpoint security alone - the endpoint is the last line of defense, and if something goes wrong, it provides malicious hackers with easy access to your system.

You should be the only user to access your home endpoint. When your home PC connects to your company’s network, it becomes one of the network’s various endpoints. Use a strong password in your user account in your operating system and, if you share your PC, make sure that each user has his or her own account in your operating system.

Use a VPN to encrypt data between you and your server. When selecting a VPN, watch for pitfalls such as free VPNs which often carry inherent security flaws and privacy issues.

Avoid insecure networks.

Ensure that your operating system and all applications are updated - remember that your operating system and applications are only as secure as their latest security patches.

Be wary of emails from personal email addresses.

Use email authentication protocols to confirm the legitimacy of messages you receive. Sender authentication protocols help prevent spoofing, business email compromise (BEC) and other dangerous exploits.

Business emails should be used exclusively for professional reasons, users should have a separate email address for personal use.

Most importantly: Implement proactive, multi-layered supplementary cloud email protection that seamlessly complements default security measure with critical additional layers of defenses. Defense-in-depth is crucial in fortifying cloud email against today’s advanced threats.

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