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Guardian Digital has identified more phishing emails in May of 2020 than in any month prior in the company's twenty-year history - here’s what you need to know to stay safe online in this time of uncertainty that has become the new business norm.
With an alarming 65 percent increase in phishing attempts this past year, chances are you’ve been targeted in a phishing campaign. Hopefully you recognized signs of fraud and quickly deleted the malicious email; however, if you did get fooled, you’re not alone. Seventy-six percent of businesses fell victim to a phishing attack in 2019.
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Malicious email is multiplying exponentially due to the COVID-19 crisis - and cyber criminals show no signs of slowing down. In April of 2020, Guardian Digital has identified more phishing emails than in any month prior since the company’s inception in 1999. This alarming trend is consistent with a recent report published by Google, which indicates that from April 9-16, 2020, the tech giant saw 18 million COVID-related phishing and malware attacks daily.
Over the past few months, you’ve probably become far more aware of your physical health and safety - but how much thought have you given to the security of your business email accounts in this heightened digital threat environment?
With a large portion of the global workforce now working remotely, many businesses have migrated to Microsoft 365 to fulfill thier communication and collaboration needs, and to reap the array of benefits that these platforms offer - namely, flexibility, convenience and cost efficiency. Cyber criminals have matched this trend, directing more of their attacks at Microsoft 365 email users than ever before. Here's what you need to know as a remote worker to reap the benefits of of cloud email without sacrificing security.

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