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As digital threats continue to evolve to become more sophisticated and harder to detect, traditional methods of securing email like built-in cloud email protection and endpoint security alone are no longer effective in safeguarding against damaging cyberattacks and breaches. Phishing attacks have risen 600% since the start of the pandemic, and users are now three times more likely to absentmindedly open a malicious link within a phishing email than they were pre-pandemic. Organizations continue to invest money, time, and resources into the sanctity of their online accounts, but these malicious campaigns are still winning the battles. Frankly, the software of old just doesn’t cut it anymore and is not equipped to defend against modern email threats. This article will explore the challenges businesses face in securing email against modern cyber threats, the importance of implementing effective email security defenses, and the characteristics you should prioritize when choosing an email security provider. 
Cloud computing - the delivery of services and resources such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software and analytics over the internet - has experienced rapid growth among organizations of all sizes in recent years, and for good reason. Cloud computing offers clear benefits including a foundation for improving efficiencies and remote access to networks and services and the ability to respond to changing market conditions with increased agility, all while reducing maintenance concerns and cutting costs. That being said, when relying on off-premises cloud computing services, robust data security that includes the use of cloud encryption technology to encode data traveling to and from the cloud is of critical importance. This article will explore how cloud data encryption provides an effective way to protect all information in transit or at rest in cloud systems, the different cloud encryption options available to organizations, common challenges associated with cloud encryption and best practices for cloud encryption to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches.
While allowing public access to the sensitive behind-the-scenes operation of a program sounds risky, open-source software actually has the potential to be even more secure than a program with hidden code. However, as with any type of software, vulnerabilities still exist and can present a serious security risk if they remain unidentified and unpatched.
Ransomware is a universal threat that can have devastating consequences for any organization that falls victim to an attack. A successful attack often results in financial and data loss, significant costly downtime, recovery costs, legal fees, and severe, lasting reputational harm, or worse - permanent business closure. Sixty percent of companies that are hit with ransomware go out of business within six months of experiencing the attack. 
Cybercriminals are readily taking advantage of organizations’ increased reliance on email as a preferred channel for confidential business communications, along with common weaknesses in traditional methods of securing business email, to cripple corporate networks and systems with ransomware and gain access to sensitive information that can be monetized for personal gain.
Is this a genuine email or is it a fake designed to deceive recipients into giving up confidential information? Email is the source of more than 93% of all cybersecurity events, so having an understanding of how these phishing attacks work can prevent account takeover leading to identity theft, bank fraud, loss of intellectual property, and disruption of business operations.

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