Attack vectors get more and more sophisticated every day. That is why having up-to-date email security should be a top priority for your business.
One of the weakest links in keeping your business secure can be the employee who opens a malicious email. Attack vectors get more and more sophisticated every day. That is why having up-to-date email security should be a top priority for your business.
Email security for enterprises depends on the SPF framework. This framework identifies the sender’s organization and validates the IP address. If the email passes the framework, the email is delivered. If not, it’s blocked or sent to the spam folder. For many organizations, a failing SPF framework – due to poor filtration, incorrect implementation or ineffective use – poses the biggest threat to email security. Without effective framework, the onus is on the end user to judge a legitimate email from a phishing scam.
This means that another large vulnerability for organizations is human behavior. Employees must be able to identify a suspicious email and then correctly decide not to open it. To make the correct decision, employees must be adequately trained and apply that training. Impressing the importance of vigilance is half the battle for email security. Even if an employee has adequate training, the everyday distractions they face can cause them to interact with phishing emails.
The first step in improving email security is having the right tools. TorchLight uses the Knowbe4 tool under Cisco’s protection umbrella. This tool blocks emails depending on their source. We also provide hands-on testing of your SPF framework – sending fake spam emails and tracking their progress. You can’t solve email security problems with only tools. Solid employee training is essential – in both initial education and in continuous updates and improvement. TorchLight works with you to cater employee training to your business needs, ensuring a safer future for your employees and the success of your business.
Contact TorchLight to enhance your email security and keep your business secure.