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The recent Covid-19 pandemic affected many different industries. The lockdown caused many business networks to expand rapidly as more employees worked from home. This also accelerated digital transformation for many companies. While most IT departments can quickly make this transition, these changes exposed more businesses to cyber threats. So, how can businesses improve their cybersecurity to stay protected from these threats?
Chances are you’re familiar with phishing - the prominent email attack that deceives recipients to gain access to their confidential information, often resulting in significant downtime, data theft, loss of revenue and severe reputational harm.
Phishing is the favorite method of attack among cybercriminals, accounting for over 90% of all modern cyberattacks. This trend has only been magnified in recent years, with remote workers’ increased reliance on inadequately secured cloud email for business communications.
Ransomware attacks exploiting vulnerabilities in businesses’ networks are on the rise, as cybercriminals recognize that delayed patching and subpar patch management are widespread among organizations and present the perfect opportunity for quick financial gain. A new report from Osterman Research reveals that security professionals acknowledge that rapidly patching vulnerabilities on their networks is key to preventing ransomware attacks, yet fewer than half of survey respondents said that they rapidly patch their systems and applications.
The Art of Cyberwarfare: An Investigator's Guide to Espionage, Ransomware, and Organized Cybercrime, by Jon DiMaggio comes at a time in American History when everyone ranging from business owners to private citizens can no longer turn a blind eye to the need for cybersecurity. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have moved to entirely remote or hybrid work and are now facing additional challenges from outside a traditional office environment. DiMaggio effectively captivates his audience to help them understand the major players in the ongoing cyberwar, the different methods attackers use, as well as how experts analyze attacks. 
Microsoft 365 is the de facto cloud-based email and collaboration platform for many organizations, a trend that has only been magnified in this remote work environment brought on by the pandemic. While Microsoft 365 offers a selection of native security controls, built-in email protection is simply not good enough to protect against impersonation, phishing, and sophisticated modern attacks.

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