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