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Cyber risk has reached an all-time high in recent years, largely due to the increase in remote workers and the widespread migration to vulnerable, inadequately secured cloud platforms brought on by the pandemic. Email risk is the greatest form of cybersecurity risk businesses face, as over 90% of all modern cyberattacks begin with phishing emails. CEOs - especially CEOs of small- and medium-sized businesses - face significant email security challenges including a lack of resources and expertise and the growing threat of business email compromise (BEC) and whaling attacks impersonating them to target individuals in their organization in expertly crafted scams designs to steal sensitive information and large sums of money.
Email is the preferred method of business communications, a trend that has only been magnified by the remote work environment brought on by the pandemic. Cybercriminals are readily taking advantage of this increased reliance on email for business, along with common weaknesses in traditional methods of securing business email.
Despite the wide array of business email security solutions on the market today, malicious email is still reaching users’ inboxes, and often resulting in severely damaging attacks and breaches. These cybercriminals are constantly working on their methods for exploitation, finetuning their techniques and tactics to evade the detection of security defenses. This article will explain the most popular and effective techniques that threat actors use to bypass email security solutions.
In this digital risk environment, email threats are evolving faster than ever. Cybercriminals are employing new, increasingly sophisticated methods, tactics, and techniques like social engineering and fileless malware to deceive users, evade security defenses, and ultimately, get paid. Too many businesses are struggling to adapt and adjust to the heightened digital threat landscape brought on by the pandemic, or have failed to make email security the priority that it needs to be, leaving them at risk of suffering a devastating cyberattack or data breach.
Effective email security defenses are of critical importance to businesses’ security and success, especially in this heightened digital threat environment we face due to the pandemic. In fact, over 90% of modern cyberattacks begin with phishing emails. Threats like targeted spear phishing, fileless malware, and zero-day attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and difficult to detect. If successful these attacks carry great costs for victims including data theft, significant, costly downtime, financial loss, and severe, lasting reputation damage.
Whether it’s the mask we wear when running errands or the bottle of hand sanitizer we now carry with us at all times, we are constantly reminded of the increased physical risk we face daily due to COVID. However, our health is not the only thing that has been threatened by this pandemic. The email threat landscape has remodeled how we work in recent years, leaving businesses, users and critical data at heightened risk. 

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