Guardian Digital Blog - Page No: 16

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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. In this WFH (work-from-home) world, many organizations have hurriedly migrated to vulnerable cloud platforms like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace to accomodate remote workers.
On April 12, 2021, the Apache SpamAssassin Project announced the release of Apache SpamAssassin Version 3.4.6 mitigating two small but potentially annoying bugs introduced in Version 3.4.5, which was created to fix a few security vulnerabilities just a few weeks ago.
Ransomware has become one of the most notorious email-borne threats - these attacks have crippled governments around the world and consistently dominate security news headlines. Cloud systems like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace are unable to protect against ransomware and other dangerous attacks without effective supplementary email security defenses in place - and businesses are paying the price. The average cost of ransomware-caused downtime is now $380,000 per incident. 
As we continue to rapidly move toward an increasingly digital society, it is no secret that the dangers businesses and users face online have been drastically heightened due to remote workers’ increased reliance on cloud email, vulnerable cloud platforms and insecure behavior online. Ransomware is one of the most serious and persistent threats to all businesses - especially SMBs, who often face a shortage of cybersecurity resources and expertise.
With a large portion of the global workforce now working remotely due to the pandemic, businesses’ reliance on cloud email has reached all-time high - and so has the digital risk that users and organizations face online daily. Cloud email has become a favorite target among cyber criminals, who are exploiting frequent misconfigurations, inadequate built-in protection and the inherent uniformity of cloud platforms to steal sensitive data and deliver dangerous malware in sophisticated, evasive attack campaigns.
2020 and the first few months of 2021 have highlighted the vulnerability of Microsoft Exchange email servers, and the importance of securing Exchange with effective supplementary email protection.

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