Security

Year in Review: Email Security in 2017

Security lessons learned from 2017 The headlines were filled with news of various types of big cyber attacks in 2017: WannaCry. In early 2017, this crypto ransomware impacted more than 200,000 computer systems at small businesses, multinational cor…

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Security

Mime Wars: Rogue User

A long time ago in an office far, far away… *horns – Ba-da-da-da-da duh-duh-dun dun dun dah* MimeWars7   Castor, a young Rebel officer toils away at his desk counting the parsecs *true fan only joke* until he can escape the monotony of labor. It…

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Continuity

Office 365 Email Outage Protection

All clouds have bad days. Are you prepared?  You’ve migrated your company to Office 365™ for the benefits that come with moving to the cloud. But even with the cost savings and agility that can come from a cloud-based email solution, there’s on…

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Security

AEHIS 2017 Fall Summit: The “Inside Track”

Bringing Healthcare CISOs Together to Discuss Security Risk Management As a strategic advisor to Mimecast and planning committee member of the 2017 AEHIS/CHIME event in San Antonio, I see firsthand how healthcare IT security leaders are challenged d…

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Security

5 Steps for Launching an Advanced Security Awareness and Training Initiative

  “Ultimately, the security chain is as strong as its weakest link and once a cybercriminal has compromised one account – even a junior employee – they can then leverage that account and move upwards through the organization, …

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Security

Advanced Security, Know the Data

Key Data on Why Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Business Cybersecurity is an emotional issue even for the toughest business executive – so much so that the fear of getting hacked may not be enough to override the fear of borrowing trouble. It can be eas…

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Security, Threat Center

Introducing the ROPEMAKER Email Exploit

ROPEMAKER Email Security Weakness - Vulnerability or Application Misuse? Most people live under the assumption that email is immutable once delivered, like a physical letter.  A new email exploit, dubbed ROPEMAKER by Mimecast’s research te…

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Archiving

Cloud Archiving for E-Discovery: Important Factors

How to Choose the Right File Archiving Solution  Choosing the right archiving software is critical to improving e-discovery and compliance. “If archiving is poorly performed, organizations can find themselves spending tens of thousands of dolla…

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Archiving

Tips for Improving Enterprise Archiving

A Few Important Steps on the Path to Better Data Governance Properly archived data is essential for effective data governance Let’s talk data governance here – and let’s start with a definition of the term. According to the Data Governance Institute…

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Security

One Internet Minute, Millions of Opportunities for Cybercrime

High volumes of email and social media posts increase the risk of cybercrime Every minute, we’re handing hackers and other cybercriminals everything they need to take advantage of us. According to data published in the Business Insider, there’s a lo…

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Security, GDPR

UK Data Protection Laws Update: How it affects US business

What you need to know about proposed updates to UK data protection bill. The UK Government recently announced its intent to install a set of sweeping updates to existing data protection law to “reflect the changing nature and scope of the digital eco…

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Security

Prioritizing Cyber Resilience Preparedness

Cyber Resilience Preparedness:   Why it Needs to be a Priority Email-borne threats are on the rise. Surely, you haven’t forgotten about the recent Petya and WannaCry global malware outbreaks? According to new data from Vanson Bourne …

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Security

Transforming your Organization into a Cyber Resilience Team

Educating your entire organization on advanced security.  Cybersecurity isn’t just a concern for your IT department. In fact, every employee who accesses the cloud interacts with the Internet of Things or opens an email is an important member o…

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Security

Take 3: Email Security Risk Assessment Program

As promised in my last ESRA update blog, we are now ready to drop our third quarterly release on you. But before I get into the details of this ESRA report let me explain what the Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment program is all about.  In…

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Archiving, Security, Office-365

5 Reasons Why You Need Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365

  Sync & Recover intro   We at Mimecast are announcing a new archiving feature. It’s called Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365. Sync & Recover is designed to simplify the process of recovering email and other Exchange da…

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Archiving, Continuity

Introducing Mimecast Sync & Recover. A new approach to Office 365 Data Protection

Email Data Recovery from Mimecast: Solving an Industry Disconnect According to new data from Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Mimecast, nearly 80 percent of respondents said the ability to back up and recover email data is “very important.” However, o…

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Security

Cybercrime Crisis Management: Communications Plans

Cybercrime Response: Why you need a crisis communications plan Before you brush me off, let’s take a quick look at some sobering numbers related to poor cybercrime crisis communications management, shall we? 46% of companies have experienced reputati…

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Security

Trending in Cybersecurity: June 2017

Missed the latest news in today’s cybersecurity world? Having trouble keeping up with all the various news stories on ransomware? No problem! Mimecast has got you covered. Our Trending News blog series will bring you up to speed on re…

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Archiving, Security, GDPR

GDPR Compliance – The Final Stretch

Tooling up for GDPR, the clock is ticking In less than 12 months the new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. Organizations around the globe will need to introduce privacy policies and security controls to protect the …

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Europe, Continuity, Office-365

Office 365 Goes Down for Third Summer in a Row

For the second consecutive June 30th, Office 365 has had a disruption to the service. As reported in The Inquirer, users across Europe were having difficulty logging into services. Have you ever wondered what’s going on with the Office 365 services y…

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Continuity, Security

Petya Ransomware – An Action Plan To Improve Your Cyber Resilience Against This Latest Mass Outbreak

Ransomware deja vu  The global reach and considerable impact of the current Petya ransomware outbreak bears a remarkable similarity to the WannaCry attack of just a few weeks ago.  This outbreak should serve a…

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Security

How to Get Everyone Involved in Cybersecurity

Security professionals have a saying: “The attacker only has to be right once, we have to be right every time.” Translation? According to Jamie Winterton, director of strategy, ASU’s Global Security Initiative, it’s a call to action across the organi…

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Security

It’s Your Business: Email Wire Transfer Fraud

Your Guide to Business Email Wire Transfer Scams In March 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice charged a Lithuanian national with bilking two American tech companies out of $100 million, which they willingly wired to offshore bank accounts. He faked…

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Security

Your Privileged Credentials Are at Risk

3 Ways Hackers Try to Steal Your Organization’s Privileged Credentials A whopping 80% of security breaches involve privileged credentials, according to The Forrester Wave: Privileged Identity Management, Q3 2016.  Let’s look at the three most d…

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Security

Updated Email Security Risk Assessment

The Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment – Take 2 As promised at the time of our first release of our ESRA results, we are now dropping the 2nd release of our aggregated ESRA test results.  And if you are pessimistic about the efficacy of mos…

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Archiving, Security, GDPR

Mimecast Case Review App for GDPR

Simplify GDPR queries with Mimecast Case Review App  Email remains the vital hub of business communications and continues to grow with over 225 billion business emails sent and received every day. Huge amounts of personal information are stored…

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Security

Trending in Cybersecurity: May 2017

Missed the latest news in today’s cybersecurity world? Having trouble keeping up with all the various news stories on ransomware? No problem! Mimecast has got you covered. Our Trending News blog series will bring you up to speed on recent indu…

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Productivity, Security

WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak

WannaCry? – Yes, I do! The general media, the Web, the Twitterverse, and my email has been alight over the past few days regarding the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.  And to answer the question in the name, yes I do wannacry!&nbs…

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Finance, Banking, Financial Advising, Insurance, IT, Legal, Manufacturing, Health, Government, Pharmaceutical, Non Profit/Charities, Healthcare Manufacturer, Security

WannaCrypt Ransomware – An Action Plan to Improve Your Cyber Resilience Defenses

WannaCry ransomware is a wake-up call for organizations and governments around the world. This on-going cyber threat will continue to adapt to take advantage of weaknesses in IT systems and procedures. New variants of this malware may cause even more…

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Security

Should Recent Cyberattacks Concern You?

If You Don’t Like This Minute's Newsworthy Cyberattack, Wait a Few There Will be Another One In the last few days there has been no shortage of notable cyberattacks.  The so called Google Docs attack, the Gannet phi…

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Security, GDPR

Four Burning Questions on GDPR

Tackling Four Burning Questions on GDPR and the Rise of Email-based Cybercrime  The deadline for compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is approaching fast. In our recent webinar GDPR and the Rise of E…

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Security

Defining Your Cyber Resilience Philosophy

What does cyber resilience mean to you? The answer will surely vary across industries. And, to some, the term might not mean anything at all. In fact, according to new research from Vanson Bourne, not enough organizations are making cyber resilience …

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Office-365, Email Security

How to Keep Exchange Online Up and Running During an Outage

What’s Your Contingency Plan for an Exchange Online Outage?   This winter I was sitting in a hotel room in Boston watching a blizzard fall outside my window.  Not the worst situation I could be in (as I sipped my cup of coffee). …

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Creating a Cyber Resilient GDPR Strategy

 GDPR - An opportunity for positive change Imagine for a moment that you are the “rockstar” IT director of a Top 100 firm. You’ve just presented your plan to the board for major IT initiatives, which include a plan to support …

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Security

Trending in Cybersecurity: April 2017

Missed the latest news in today’s cybersecurity world? Having trouble keeping up with all the various news stories on ransomware? No problem! Mimecast has got you covered. Our Trending News blog series will bring you up to speed on recent indus…

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Security, Email Security

Can DMARC Stop All Business Email Compromise Attacks?

DMARC can only do so much.  If you think DMARC – Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance – is the solution to defend against email spoofing, impersonation or business email compromise attacks, you would be only par…

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Security, GDPR

GDPR + Cybercrime: Is Email Part Of Your Compliance Strategy?

Crippling financial penalties and strict new privacy rules have grabbed most of the EU General Data Protection Act (GDPR) headlines so far. This is no surprise, given the sweeping nature of the act, but ahead of the May 2018 implementation date, it&r…

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Security

The Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment – Benchmarking Email Security Systems

Would it surprise you to learn that in recent testing Mimecast has seen a 13.2% false negative rate for incumbent email security systems?  Does your current email security system let through an inordinate amount of spam, malware, malicious URLs,…

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Security, Email Security

Introducing Mimecast Internal Email Protect

Internal threats not just from malicious insiders. When thinking of the people behind internal threats you need to be concerned about three profiles, not just one:   Compromised Insiders: These employees have had their accounts or systems take…

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Continuity

Mimecast Adds New Continuity Features to Monitor, Alert and Respond More Quickly to Mail Flow Disruptions

In a recent global survey of 600 IT decision makers, Mimecast found that 88% view email as critical to their organization with 55% saying email is mission-critical. This isn’t surprising; email is often the first thing we check in the morning and the…

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Security

Is Legally Requiring Good Security Practices a Good Thing?

Recently, the State of New York has taken steps towards passing the nation’s first cybersecurity regulation which explicitly tells financial organizations in New York what they must do in their security program.  You can read an overview of this…

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