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Barracuda reveals 13 email threats to beware of during COVID-19 Working from Home

India, 7 May, 2020: Cybercrime cost $3.5 billion in losses in 2019 alone, with business email compromise (BEC) causing the most destruction, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). And, that only includes reported losses. IC3 received 467,361 complaints last year—more than 1,300 per day. Many successful attacks go unreported, though, so the total is likely even higher.

How can organizations defend against these costly and disruptive attacks? In today’s rapidly evolving environment, traditional email gateway solutions aren’t enough to protect businesses anymore. You must also effectively defend against sophisticated email threats that are often able to bypass defenses by using backdoor techniques, including spoofing, social engineering, and fraud, to penetrate networks and wreak havoc.

Protecting against increasingly complex attacks
To help protect your business from all the top email threats, including sophisticated ones designed to slip through your secure gateway, we put together a new eBook: 13 Email Threat Types to Know About Right Now. This eBook will give you a closer look at the top threat types and how to strengthen your security posture against them.

Today, organizations face email threats that vary greatly in complexity, volume, and the impact they have on businesses and their employees. Hackers often combine multiple techniques, making attacks more challenging to defend against. For example, many spam messages include phishing URLs, and compromised email accounts are often used in internal or lateral wire fraud. Understanding the nature and characteristics of these attacks will help you build the best protection for your business, data, and people.

Key takeaways include how to:

  • Defend against sophisticated email threats that can bypass defenses and wreak havoc using backdoor techniques, including spoofing, social engineering, and fraud.
  • Protect employees at the inbox level using the right combination of technology solutions and security-awareness training.
  • Use a multilayered protection strategy to radically reduce susceptibility to email attacks and help better defend your business, data, and people.

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