Businesses all over the world are being inundated with widespread email threats such as phishing, business email compromise and malware. All three of these email threats are based on tricking the end user into opening something they should not.  

A user can greatly improve their chances of thwarting an attack by following these simple tips: 

  • Regular, updated staff training to instruct them on how to recognize and reject bogus emails and potentially harmful attachments and web links.  
  • Set clear email security policies for employees, including rules for password creation and reuse, and make sure that company executives support and follow the policies. 
  • If you are using your own email servers, continuously back them up offsite, or maybe even consider a cloud-based email solution. 
  • Use multi-factor authentication. 
  • Implement modern email verification technologies such as Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC). 
  • Deploy security technology such as an email security gateway, endpoint security, and data loss prevention. 
  • Integrate email security tools with organization-wide security protocols.  

Unfortunately, we can never be complacent with our email security as new attacks are constantly emerging. The best overall tip we can give you to best protect yourself is to constantly evaluate and modernize your security solutions, so you are always best protected against the latest and greatest security threats. It is also important to remember your users are a crucial key to your email security, so make sure you are also investing the time and effort into their education and tools.  

2W Tech is a technology solutions provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. If you would like to discuss your email security or security solutions stack, give us a call. We have a team of IT Consultants on staff that can help ensure your business and users are best protected against security threats.

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