The Five Email Security Tips Every Business Needs in 2020

The Five Email Security Tips Every Business Needs in 2020

More than 125 billion business emails are sent and received every day. That’s more than 17 emails per day for every man, woman, and child on the planet.

And this number is only growing.

With email the primary form of business communication for most industries, analysts expect that more than 300 billion emails will be sent every day by the end of 2021.

But for all of its undeniable utility and efficiency, email also represents a potential point of intrusion for hackers and nefarious parties looking to do your business harm. From rogue employees sharing privileged information to SPAM messages that distract employees from work, there are a myriad of ways that your primary business communication platform can wind up causing plenty of harm to go along with the good.

Ensure you are protected by knowing more about the most common threats your business faces.

The Most Common Threats to Corporate Email

To protect your company from email issues and intrusions, it’s important to first understand what those issues might actually be. While the dangers associated with email might seem fairly straightforward, with enough messages being sent to enough mailboxes on a long enough timeline, even the smallest and most technically sound organization can easily come under attack.

Some of the more common threats to email infrastructure include phishing, spoofing, SPAM, and insider threats.

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In phishing, the sender uses deception in an effort to gain private information such as a system password or financial information. In fact, phishing accounts for 90% of all data breaches and more than three-quarters of all businesses report being the victim of phishing attacks in the last calendar year.

Spoofing Attacks

Spoofing attacks are similarly deceptive. In a

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The Five Email Security Tips Every Business Needs in 2020

by Josh Sjogren time to read: 1 min