Your business’ email is a private, organized space where you go to get work done, but what happens when the space is no longer private? You clicked on an unsecure attachment, or sent private information through an unencrypted email. You’ve been hacked. You’ve been trained to recognize emails that seem suspicious, the classic phishing email, but what about when a hacker spear phishes—targeting you by using your personal information to make an unsecure email or attachment seem safe to open?
Email is a widely used form of communication among businesses, making it a key target for hackers. How confident are you that you can prevent or deal with a breach in your company’s email security?
Transmitting data via unencrypted emails leaves the important information vulnerable. Private information, such as credit card numbers and social security numbers should never be sent via an unencrypted email, but many companies will not realize this until it is too late.
Hackers not only take time and money away from your growing business, but can also hurt your reputation by sending out messages under your business’ name. Many hackers exploit small businesses in order to reach the larger business with which they have a relationship. This threat can lessen the appeal of partnering with a small business. You’ve put in hours of hard work building your reputation and brand, and within minutes someone has taken up your identity and your business. It’s violating, it’s costly and it can happen.
Recovering lost information, if it is even possible to recover, takes time—time that your business does not have to spare—and money! The cost of recovering lost information can also be calamitous—37% of organizations reported breaches cost over $1,000,000 according to the 2016 Mimecast Business Email Threat Report.
Mimecast also reported that half of IT security managers felt more vulnerable one year after a direct email breach, but there’s a way to prevent email hacking as well as restore information after breaches without damaging productivity.
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