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Don't Click on that eMail Security Warning Message!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/21/19 1:53 PM

We do a lot of cybersecurity training at Ekaru and one of things we tell people is to "THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK".  But what do we need to look out for?

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Tags: email security, cybersecurity

Sending an email to more than just a few recipients? DON'T hit the send key before reading this....

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 4/16/18 3:54 PM

You need to send an important update or invitation to all your clients and you're ready to hit the "send" key.  Don't!  

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Tags: eMail, email security

Beware of Phishing attempt to "Authenticate your Account"

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 7/25/17 9:12 AM

Stay alert when reading through your email.  Our Cybersecurity advice focuses on "layers" of security, and even with all the technology in place to protect you, the "bad actors" will always resort to new tricks.  End user education and vigilance are key.

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Tags: phishing, email security, cybersecurity

Why did that Spam message get through my filter?

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/7/13 8:43 AM

One of the services we provide to our clients is spam filtering.  The goal is to stop the spam BEFORE it gets to the mail server so it doesn't wind up on the users' desktop, laptop, iPad, smart phone, etc....  Each month when we do the reporting and roll up the numbers, it's amazing how much volume there is. Overall, around 80% of all email traffic is flagged as spam.  For some of our clients, this means blocking out tens of thousands of messages a month.  I looked at our own domain yesterday, and in February, over 10,000 messages were blocked or quarantined, including 348 emails containing viruses.  

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Tags: eMail, spam filtering, email security, spam

Beware! Flight Information Phishing Emails

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 12/8/11 8:21 AM

This is the time of year when many people travel.  We have received a lot of questions recently about the latest email security threat:  a new wave of "phishing" emails that are based on flight information notifications. 

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Tags: phishing, email security

eMail Security - Sending Encrypted eMail

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/27/11 11:15 AM

Although email typically has a layer of security protection in the form of a password, users need to be aware that emails sent "in the clear" (not encrypted), CAN be intercepted and read by other parties using available tools.

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Tags: email security, Encryption

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