You’ve probably heard about the ObamaCare breach that occurred in October where hackers stole and used the personal information of over 75,000 customers.  If our government, with their billions of dollars of resources can’t keep data safe, who can?

Private businesses like ours get penalized hundreds of thousands of dollars in such a breach, while the reputational damage is immeasurable.  And make no mistake;  there are hackers trying to hack into your systems right now.  Thanks to you, they have not been successful yet.

So, what is Microsoft doing?  Microsoft Outlook does NOT have advanced phishing and impersonation protection and it doesn’t provide advanced security features required to catch these new cutting-edge, coordinated attacks.  That’s just not their core business.

What can you do right now to protect your business?  Here are the top three highest impact activities you can do to protect your business from email invaders:

  1. Train your employees on email security.  Require the training.  Track their progress. Make sure they’re rigorously tested.   Incentivize them to complete the training.  We can point you in the right direction if you need it.
  2. Utilize a security company to perform mock phishing, spear phishing, or impersonation attacks on your company.  We can help you with that too.
  3. Ensure you have a third party software protecting your email ecosystem, on top of the rudimentary email filters that Microsoft provides.  Mimecast is the undisputed market leader here.

Mimecast has a lot of the answers to email security questions that no one else does. Mimecast works on top of Microsoft Outlook and protects against dozens of email-oriented hacks including impersonation, phishing, spear-phishing, malware, inside-attacks, advanced SPAM and more.

Want to learn more?  Contact us today and we’ll perform a quick security assessment on your organization to provide you your best options to protect your business.