Is Your Business Email Susceptible to Malware?

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Many business owners have expressed email as the primary threat avenue for cybercriminal activity. Targeted email attacks are designed to bypass an organization’s security defenses. Here is what's happening around the world:

  • Cybercriminals constantly develop improved variants of malware and social engineering attacks.

  • In February 2018, there was one phishing attempt in every 3,331 emails and one piece of malware for every 645 email.

  • 54% increase in mobile malware during 2017

  • Ransomware variants show a 74% increase during the 13 months ended February 2018

To better protect your business, we need to set goals to locate and monetize stolen data and intellectual property. Here is how you can exercise proper security measures to prevent a cyber attack:

  • Security awareness training

  • Data backup processes

  • Internal control processes

  • Implementation of technologies in-depth

  • Establishment of adequate processes.

On top of protecting your business every single day, you can also proactively improve and take control of your data security defense by following these best practices:

  • Audit of the current security and compliance environment

  • Establishing detailed and thorough policies, implementing best practices for users to follow

  • Provide security awareness training that is commensurate with the risk associated with each role

  • Deploy alternatives to employee-managed tools and services.

Most importantly, you don't have to do it alone. Hiring an IT professional who can guide you and give you in-time in-person consultation so you can have peace of mind that your important digital assets are well-protected is also a way to go. Contact Ambit today for a free cyber security consultation assessment today. Since 2004, Ambit has helped small businesses around Austin, a trusted partner for lawyers, dentists, and maybe you!

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