As a security leader, you’re tasked with protecting your organization from the ever-increasing challenges of email threats and malicious insiders. But this is more than just ensuring that your antivirus software is up to date. Once again, people are the weakest link in enterprise security.
Email threats are more advanced than ever.
The advanced email threats you face today can be used to steal data, disrupt operations, or damage your brand and reputation. They are more targeted than ever: emails that mimic company communications or appear as if they come from your CEO can be used to trick employees into revealing valuable information.
Advanced threats also have the ability to infect their targets with malware (malicious software) that allows the attacker access to a network or system. Plus, advanced threats can target specific individuals within an organization—for example a CFO—by impersonating them in emails so they can gain access to otherwise inaccessible information or perform activities such as approving an invoice that should have been approved by another person in order for it go through successfully.
Malicious insiders and negligent or compromised users can create costly risks for your organization, too.
Malicious insiders can cause significant damage to your organization. They can steal data, money and even sabotage operations. If your organization has been hacked by a malicious insider, it could be extremely costly to remedy the situation.
Insiders are people who have legitimate access to your network or information systems, but who take advantage of their position for malicious purposes. Here are some examples of internal threats:
- Insiders with administrator privileges on corporate technology systems can install malware that allows them to remotely control the computers of other employees (or even all computers in a company). This gives them access to confidential information as well as the ability to change records or financial data without being detected. They could also hold an entire system hostage until they receive payment in Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency in exchange for releasing it back into normal operation mode again after they’ve made whatever changes they wanted!
Understand the real-world threat of mobile devices and the cloud.
You know that mobile devices and cloud services have become a critical part of your organization’s day-to-day operations, but do you really understand the real-world threat they pose?
Sure, there are plenty of benefits to having employees use their own devices and collaborate in online environments. They can get more done faster, for one thing. They also create opportunities for new forms of productivity that weren’t possible before. But it’s important to understand the security risks these technologies present as well.
Mobile devices can be used to launch attacks on other systems or steal data from those systems—even when they aren’t connected to them at all times via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections. Cloud services can be used in much the same way: if an attacker gains access through a phishing attack (or some other means), he or she may gain access to sensitive information stored in those same services regardless of whether its owner uses them exclusively on his laptop or tablet during work hours every day of his career without ever leaving the building itself.”
Reinforce security awareness training with real-time responses to risky behavior.
- People-centric security should be a crucial component of your organization’s overall security strategy.
- It’s important to have a holistic view of the people in your organization and their behavior, because they’re the ones who ultimately expose vulnerabilities and help attackers breach defenses.
- When you create an environment where users feel comfortable reporting risky activity and behaviors, you can build trust with them—and that trust is what will allow you to build better policies around security awareness training.
- Make sure that your security policies are clear; if someone doesn’t know what could get them fired or disciplined for violating company policy, it may be more difficult for them to report suspicious behavior from other employees or outsiders (because they don’t want to get in trouble themselves).
Extend security and compliance to all users, even those outside your domain, including Office 365 users.
You need a security solution that protects all your users, even those outside your domain. Proofpoint Enterprise is an advanced email security and compliance platform designed for the cloud and built to protect against advanced email threats, malicious insiders, negligent users, and compromised users. With its agentless architecture, Proofpoint Enterprise can be installed in minutes—no hardware or software purchases required—and give you immediate protection against sophisticated phishing attacks.
Learn how Webservio and its Proofpoint partnership can help protect your organization against advanced email threats, malicious insiders, negligent users, and compromised users as well as provide you with visibility into external threats.
Webservio with its Proofpoint partnership can help protect your organization against advanced email threats, malicious insiders, negligent users, and compromised users as well as provide you with visibility into external threats.
Proofpoint is an integrated platform for security across the email and web application delivery chain. With a unified architecture that integrates with your existing firewalls and other security solutions such as SIEMs or DLP engines, Proofpoint provides a single pane of glass to enable real-time threat protection within your organization’s existing infrastructure—whether on-premises or cloud based.
Webservio professionals are certified and accredited by Proofpoint for Sales Engineering, Data Loss Protection Specialists, Security Awareness Training, and Threat Protection Specialists.
Email threats are more advanced than ever. Malicious insiders and negligent or compromised users can create costly risks for your organization, too. Understand the real-world threat of mobile devices and the cloud. Reinforce security awareness training with real-time responses to risky behavior. Extend security and compliance to all users, even those outside your domain, including Office 365 users.
Visit https://webservio.com/solutions/proofpoint-enterprise/protection-starts-with-people.html to learn more and get started with a people-centric approach to security.