Email  threats are ever evolving, and it’s important to stay up to date. Here are the current most common email threats and how to identify and mitigate them. So, what are the most common types of email threats today?

  • Business Email Compromise
  • Ransomware
  • Phishing
  • Spear Phishing
  • Data Breach
  • Spam
  • Keyloggers
  • Domain Impersonation

We’ll explain these and more. Then, we’ll cover how to prevent, mitigate, and recover from most email threats.

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s also the busiest time of the year for online shopping. There’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and gifts to buy for loved ones. Plus, gifts to buy for yourself when the deals are this good! But beware, for cybercriminals ‘tis also the season to scam millions of dollars from unsuspecting people and companies. They’re banking on people being in a rush and distracted during this hectic season, and therefore more likely to fall victim to a scam, which allows them to cash in. Sounds a lot like the Grinch, doesn’t it?

How can you prevent business email attacks? Is training enough? We'll walk you through solutions and tips to protect your enterprise email from these attacks.

Why is business email compromise such a problem?

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are sophisticated scams that target specific individuals with believable emails asking for funds to be transferred. These attacks can cost a company thousands, if not millions, of dollars a year.

“Whaling” phishing fraud attacks target the C-suite of a company which creates high risk of extremely sensitive, mission-critical data being stolen and exposed. Fortunately, protecting the organization from these attacks is possible.

Whaling phishing is a type of phishing attack targeting larger, high-value targets, which is why it's called "Whaling." Attackers themselves often pretend to be C-suite executives in emails to colleagues asking for personal or company information.