Archiving, Office-365

Office 365 Backup and Recovery in the Ransomware Era

The Old World Meets the New When It Comes to Backup and Recovery Many of us have the made the journey to Microsoft Office 365™ or are planning to do so soon. Many questions await us: how secure is it, who’s responsible for managing our d…

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Security

Insider Threats Personified – The Data Thief

Do you know your insider threat personas? Most organizations focus on inbound emails when it comes to protecting against cyberattacks. But what happens when email security threats are introduced internally by your own employees? While this scenario …

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Office-365

Office 365/Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Issue Leads to Downtime

“@Microsoft: please don’t ruin Thanksgiving.” (Office 365 Outages reported Nov. 19, 2018 - Image source: DownDetector.com) Ah, Thanksgiving. Typically, a week full of family travels, exercising booked vacation time and in some case…

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Security

The Definition of Innovative Cyber Threat Prevention

You've heard it all. Until now. By now, you have probably been exposed to every promise, sales pitch, marketing hype and yes, even technological wonder when it comes to new security solutions to old (and very pervasive) problems. However, disruptin…

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Security

Building a Better Email Security Sandbox

You need the best security technology in today’s market. It’s no secret that kids love to get dirty and especially while playing in a sandbox, so much so that there are dozens of videos showing how to build the best sandbox for just this…

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Security

Threat Intelligence for You: Challenges and Advantages

What can threat intelligence mean for your organization? Editor’s note: Threat intelligence. It’s been one of the most talked-about themes in the cybersecurity space for years now. But what does it mean to you, and what can it mean for y…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Nov. 13, 2018

Get the latest cybersecurity news. Cyberattackers have no scruples when it comes to their targets. In this week’s news roundup, we look at a particularly galling story of an email scam that stole a significant sum of money from a charity in th…

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Security

Static vs. Behavior Cyberthreat Analysis: A Closer Look

You have a choice in cyberthreat protection. At the core of every cyberthreat protection or prevention solution is an analysis philosophy that forms not only the basis of the intellectual property of a given security vendor, but the very method by w…

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Security

Cybersecurity Awareness: Take the Right Approach

Asking the experts on cyber awareness training. There’s never been a more critical time for awareness training for cybersecurity. Attacks of all kinds are on the rise and the ubiquity of technology in the lives of end users can create opportunities …

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Nov. 6, 2018

Get the latest cybersecurity news. There are different approaches organizations can take to cybersecurity awareness training for employees. In this week’s news roundup, we look at one Canadian municipality that is taking a hard stand against employe…

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

Bridging the Cyber Divide: Making the Resilience Case

How do you make the case for cyber resilience? We know you’ve been there before. You’re an IT director or CIO without a large staff or budget. You find just the right solution that’ll make your company safer and more productive and…

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

7 Tips to Safeguard Public WiFi Use

With Cybersecurity Awareness Month here, we’re ready to help. Human error is one of the leading barriers to effective cybersecurity. Casual security mistakes can lead to career-threatening results. Putting the right technology in place to improve yo…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Oct. 30, 2018

Get the latest cybersecurity news. In this week’s roundup you’ll find out which brands have been the top targets for bad actors, why phishing attacks remain the most commonly-used cyberthreat against organizations and get more details about two heal…

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Security

Stop Failing at Cybersecurity Awareness Training

It's depressing but true: failure is baked right into the DNA of most cybersecurity awareness training. How Cybersecurity Awareness Training is Taught Today Consider how cybersecurity awareness training is usually administered. During onboarding or …

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

4 Simple Tips for Stopping Vishing

With Cybersecurity Awareness Month here, we’re ready to help. Human error is one of the leading barriers to effective cybersecurity. Casual security mistakes can lead to career-threatening results. Putting the right technology in place to improve yo…

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Archiving

Why Information Management Strategies of the Past are Failing

Yesterday’s archive is old news. Here’s what you need to know now. The information management landscape is changing. New and stricter legal and regulatory requirements coupled with ongoing accumulation of electronic information are creating new risk…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Oct. 23, 2018

Get the latest cybersecurity news. In this week's news, we look at email attacks against a Minnesota government health system and a Texas school district. There's a continued focus on election security and some alarming information about voter infor…

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Security

Cyber Risk, Cyber Insurance and Reducing Human Error

Here's the deal with cyber insurance. Companies evaluating cyber insurance sometimes complain that they don't know what they're buying, what it does and doesn't cover, how it compares to competitive offerings, and what it's really worth. A recent Ovu…

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

7 Ways to Protect Against Wire Transfer Fraud

With Cybersecurity Awareness Month here, we’re ready to help. Human error is one of the leading barriers to effective cybersecurity. Casual security mistakes can lead to career-threatening results. Putting the right technology in place to improve yo…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Oct. 16, 2018

Get the latest cyber resilience news. This week we have news of attacks against a sales intelligence firm, a dApp development community and a large number of individuals in the nation of Iceland. There is also news about how many US federal agencies…

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Security

Why Look-Alike Domain Attacks Are Rising

Here’s what to know about look-alike domain attacks. There are many kinds of attacks in the arsenal of your typical cybercriminal. One that has proven itself to be especially effective and thus increasingly popular comes down to tricking users into …

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

Dealing with Ransomware - A Simple Checklist

With Cybersecurity Awareness Month here, we’re ready to help. Human error is one of the leading barriers to effective cybersecurity. Casual mistakes can lead to career-threatening results. Putting the right technology in place to improve your cybers…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Oct. 9, 2018

Get the latest cyber resilience news. This week we look at a few instances of a growing threat to cybersecurity: voice phishing, or “vishing.” Scams by phone have been going on for years, but attackers are taking a new approach today. Elsewhere, Fac…

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Security

Why Did Mimecast Expand Security Services to Cover the Web?

Web and email security: better together. Customers, partners, competitors, and security industry watchers have witnessed Mimecast storming into the security market over the past years with a heavy focus on cyber resilience for email in general and a…

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

No One Wants to Deal with Data Leaks…No One

With Cybersecurity Awareness Month here, we’re ready to help. Human error is one of the leading barriers to effective cybersecurity. Casual mistakes can lead to career-threatening results. Putting the right technology in place to improve your cybers…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Oct. 2, 2018

Get the latest cybersecurity news. In the past week, we learned more about the crisis that is election cybersecurity and discovered that personal email accounts for high-profile politicians are becoming a big target. There was also news of a large p…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Ransomware Attacks on the Rise – By the Numbers

Ransomware attacks aren’t going away. It’s a fact. Among the advanced email threats targeting organizations across the globe, ransomware has proven to be among the costliest. By 2019, global losses from ransomware attacks are expected to hit $11.5 b…

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

Most Healthcare Data Breaches Now Caused by Email

Email security at healthcare companies is trending in the wrong direction. Email has been the top source of data breaches in the healthcare industry three of the last four quarters, according to HHS Breach Portal. Unfortunately, this trend does not …

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Sept. 25, 2018

Get the latest cybersecurity news. In this week’s roundup, we see news for so many familiar topics: phishing attacks, ransomware, attacks against government officials and efforts to thwart these attacks, including tactics such as Domain-based Messag…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

New Phishing Attack Targets Online Payroll Systems

Using advanced cybersecurity technology and user education can help stem the flow of money into the wrong hands. Stealing money has been the obvious focus for cybercriminals for as long as cyberattacks have taken place, and this shows no signs of ch…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

'PhishPoint': How to Tackle the Latest Office 365 Threat

There’s a new phishing attack targeting Office 365/SharePoint users. Cybersecurity is a lot like an ongoing, worldwide game of chess. One side—those defending critical information, IP, money, etc.—put up defenses against attackers—those who want to …

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Sept. 18, 2018

Get the latest cybersecurity news. In this week’s roundup, we’ve got a follow-up story from the major breach that recently impacted British Airways, a look back at the massive Equifax breach from a year ago and what’s been done in the aftermath and …

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Security

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Overcoming Gender Stereotypes in the Tech World

With a rising skills gap in technology, girls need more female role models to understand what’s achievable and what’s possible. (Phindi Mazibuko, left, and Nomso Kana, right) South Africa recently celebrated Women’s Month and throughout August we ac…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Sept. 11, 2018

Get the latest cybersecurity news. In this week’s roundup we’ve got news about a massive data breach at a major British company that could result in a huge fine for a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) violation. It’s one of the first major b…

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Continuity, Security, Office-365

Azure/Office 365 Outages: The IT Admin's Guide to Continuity

A major outage in the US takes down a key Microsoft datacenter and a host of cloud services in the process.  What to do when the “cloud” goes down?    Every vendor offering a cloud-based solution pours ungodly amounts of money into re…

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Office-365

How Should You Address the Gaps in Office 365™?

The email features in Office 365 may not be all you need. Businesses continue moving their productivity platforms to Microsoft Office 365™ in droves. As of their April 2018 earnings announcement, Microsoft said over 135 million business users worldwi…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Sept. 4, 2018

Catch up on the latest cybersecurity news. In this week’s news we check in on the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and just how many complaints related to the regulation have been received these last three months. We’ve also …

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

August ESRA Report: Incumbent Email Security Systems Missed 200,000 Malicious URLs

Learn more in Mimecast’s latest Email Security Risk Assessment Report. I am happy to report that Mimecast’s Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) testing and reporting continues to chug along, now in its 6th quarterly iteration! For those of you who…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

The C-Level Gap: Is Your CEO a Key Security Weak Link?

Nearly 40% of global IT decision-makers think so. Is this 40% good news or bad? One could argue that this is decent news – as this implies that 60% of CEOs aren’t a weak link! Until you read on in a recent Mimecast survey of IT decision makers to fi…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Aug. 28, 2018

Catch up on the latest cybersecurity news. In our final news post for the month of August, we learn about threats to US elections via cyberthreats and attempts to attack one particular politician that recently came to light. We’ve also got news abou…

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Office-365

Is Moving to the Cloud the Right Time to Rethink Your Email Security Strategy?

Here’s what to think about when considering an Office 365™ move. Microsoft Office 365™ is fast becoming the standard platform for organizations across the globe, with 135 million business users worldwide as Microsoft’s April 2018 earnings announcemen…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News August 21, 2018

Catch up on the latest Cybersecurity news. Email security best practices to help you reel in the threat of phishing, Security Intelligence Email is still one of the top attack vectors when it comes to security breaches. According to a 2017 report,…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

How Lack of Training is Hurting Your Cyber Resilience Strategy

Get the facts about the lack of training around cybersecurity. Your organization has been, and will be, attacked. The sophistication of these attacks has changed over time and will continue to evolve. Many organizations have increased their focus on…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Aug. 14, 2018

Catch up on the latest cybersecurity news. How easy it for cybercriminals to get the tools needed to launch their attacks? In this week’s news roundup, we’ve got an article from Hack Read that outlines just how easy—and perhaps more importantly, how…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Mimecast & Solebit: Changing the Malware Protection Game

Mimecast has acquired Solebit. Here’s why. Just like there is no one way to catch a thief, there is no one way to catch malware. There are just so many ways to build, compile, pack, and otherwise obfuscate malicious files to get past specific detect…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Are All Secure Email Gateways Created Equal?

Is the security efficacy of secure email gateways basically the same? This is a question a lot of email administrators and security professionals have asked for years. For many of these folks there is presumption that the answer is “yes.” How do the…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News Aug. 7, 2018

Catch up on the latest cybersecurity news. All manner of cyberattacks, email or otherwise, continue to dominate the news cycle and make up the bulk of this week’s roundup. A major new phishing scam is targeting PayPal users; a ransomware attack deci…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Internal Cyber Threats – How to Protect Against the Enemy Within

Get the truth about malicious insiders. In general, organizations devote most of their prevention-focused email security controls on inbound security threats, as opposed to internal-to-internal or outbound threats. In their minds, they are primarily…

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Archiving

3 Tips For Your E-Discovery Action Plan

E-discovery is key in building your “perfect world” archive. Ever think about what would happen if you challenged the status quo of legacy compliance and e-discovery solutions and thought about your readiness plans more proactively? Woul…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News July 31, 2018

Catch up on the latest cybersecurity news. Tried-and-true methods by cybercriminals of cracking into systems and stealing important data or money continues to dominate the news this week. The latest is included in a new report from Dark Reading in t…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Two Major Reasons We’re Failing at Cybersecurity

Good enough security is good enough no longer. You use email constantly. It’s the lifeblood of communication, commerce and exchange of ideas across your organization. Imagine trying to do your job in 2018 without it. It’s impossible, isn…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News July 24, 2018

Catch up on the latest cybersecurity news. Another week, another story about the implementation of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): this time, there’s a belief GDPR could make personally identifiable information (P…

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Office-365

Three Steps to Take When Migrating Email to Office 365™

Migrate email to the cloud without pain—or compromise. For the better part of the last 20 years, organizations have been content to keep their email services and solutions on-premises, as opposed to migrating those services to hosted solutions. But M…

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Security

Cyber Awareness Lessons Learned on a Train Ride

Users: here’s how not to handle an email security incident. Around a month ago I was catching the train home after work. For those of you who don’t know Melbourne, my office is around the corner from Flinders Street Station which means I…

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Security

Mimecast + Ataata: The Coolest Security Solutions on the Block

It's the cybersecurity awareness training platform you've been waiting for. I am excited to announce that last week, Mimecast acquired Ataata. Together we can dramatically improve the employee cyber security awareness training globally. Ask any secu…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News July 16, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news. Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election was front and center in the news this week, with the (rather simple) email tactics used by the attackers playing a central role. In a relate…

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Security

Blocking Impersonation, Phishing and Malware Attacks with DMARC

Combine DMARC Analyzer’s email channel visibility and reporting with Mimecast DMARC enforcement and Targeted Threat Protection.  Email impersonation attacks, or email fraud, continues to grow, with Mimecast’s latest Email Security R…

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Cyber Resilience News July 10, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cyber security news. We’re now mid-way through 2018, so as part of this week’s news we take a look at the worst cybersecurity breaches of the year so far via a roundup from Wired. In that same vein, we&r…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News July 3, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came back in the news this week with two related items: the United States is finally seeing a similar regulation come into effect (at …

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GDPR

GDPR Right to Be Forgotten: How Does It Work?

Upon request, be ready to delete EU resident data—forever. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect and is fundamentally changing the way organizations approach their handling of customer data. One of the bi…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News June 26, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news. In this week’s roundup, we examine a few news events from the last week, including a major phishing attack impacting government operations in the state of Oregon. We also take a close look …

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News June 20, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news. In this week’s Cyber Resilience News, we explore companies falling into the same cycles of problems when it comes to email-borne attacks. It turns out many organizations don’t bolster…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News June 13, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news. This week’s news covered the gambit of issues that continue to crop up in the cybersecurity world, no matter how much some try to educate. There are still internet scams people fall for and…

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GDPR

How Does the GDPR Data Breach Notification Work?

The way you prevented data breaches has changed forever. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fundamentally changing the way organizations must approach their handling of customer data. One of the biggest shifts is the new …

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News June 5, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s news in cybersecurity. News this week reminded us that phishing and whaling are not going away, they’re actually on the rise.  Just ask Goliath and Goliath who suffered a phishing attack last week. GDPR c…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News May 29, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news. Well, we made it.  May 25th was Friday and GDPR is now in effect, and we’re already seeing headlines about violations. Google and Facebook are already on the radar.  That didn&rsq…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News May 23, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s news in cybersecurity. The deadline for GDPR compliance kicks off Friday! Can you believe it? It’s been a hot topic for months and of course, in the weeks leading up to the deadline, there was news everywhere …

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GDPR

Have You Done These 4 Things for GDPR Compliance?

The May 25th GDPR deadline is upon us. In the last edition of our series, we review what you can do to be ready for compliance. Welcome to the final edition of our 5 Things for 5/25 blog series, where we’ve explored what organizations needing …

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News May 15, 2018

Catch up on the latest cybersecurity news. News of various cyberattacks was everywhere this week.  From the new “baseStriker” zero-day vulnerability to more and more phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks, email threats were all …

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GDPR

How Confident Are You in Your GDPR Compliance Plan?

If you lack confidence in your GDPR plan, you’re not alone. Take the right steps to avoid penalties. Welcome to the fourth installment in our blog series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 5 Things to Know for 5/25. This week, w…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Augment your Cyber Resilience Strategy with NextGen SIEM

Improve Response and Proactively Detect Email Threats with the new API. Hello Mimecast Community! A quick introduction – I’m Michael Euperio, Director of Technology Alliances, over at LogRhythm. Mimecast recently announced LogRhythm as a…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News May 8, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news A lot of headlines this week swirled around what might be lurking in your social media account. This week Facebook warned of similar domain phishing and “punycode” scams that are landi…

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GDPR

GDPR: Security VS Privacy

Top 4 Tips for a Post-GDPR World This is the third installment of our 5 Things to Know for 5/25 blog series, and we’re talking about the differences between security and privacy and how this impacts GDPR preparations. Many see privacy and secu…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

State of Cybersecurity Research Report

Mimecast & Vanson Bourne Survey 800 IT decision makers and C-level executives Mimecast recently conducted global research with Vanson Bourne on the state of organizations' cybersecurity, what attacks they've seen increase, and their level of con…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News May 1, 2018

Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news.  This week's cyber attack news ran the gamut from new phishing attacks on Office 365 and a report on the most clicked phishing links to news on targeting specific industries for attacks. We've now…

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Archiving

Email Migrations –It’s Not Always All or Nothing

Avoid Costly Email Migrations Pitfalls with Archiving Solutions Moving email from legacy archive platforms can be the biggest obstacle when considering new, next-generation solutions. There are many configuration and performance challenges when movin…

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GDPR

Prioritizing GDPR Hurdles

4 GDPR Hurdles to Prepare For In the second installment of our 5 Things to Know for 5/25 blog series, we’re talking about how to prepare for, prioritize and tackle your GDPR hurdles. Compliance with GDPR means taking a long look at procedures and …

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

Email-Borne Attacks Have Evolved – Has Your Security?

Email continues to be the number one threat to organizations around the world Why? Because it’s easy for attackers and hard for you. According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Report, email breaches have increased to account for 96% of incidents or…

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Security

Incumbent Security Systems Missing Millions of Email Threats

April ESRA Report Shows Continued Vulnerabilities to Email-Borne Threats We recently announced the fifth in our series of quarterly reports aggregated from our Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) testing program.  For those new to these tests,…

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GDPR

Do You Have Your GDPR Team in Place?

6 steps to building your GDPR dream team. Welcome to our new GDPR blog series, 5 Things to Know for 5/25. As we inch closer to the GDPR deadline of May 25, the pressure is on and the panic may have set in.  Take a breath. Every Friday we’ll be…

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Security, Cyber Resilience for Email

3 Ways to Take Down an Organization: Technical Failures, Targeted Attacks, and Human Error

What are you doing about the threats against your organization? “My company is impenetrable and no one could ever successfully breach our system in any way.” – Literally no security professional, ever. I start off with this remark as a reminder that…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Cyber Resilience News April 17, 2018

Catch up on last week's cybersecurity news The big story of the week came on Friday when Office 365 users throughout Europe and Asia were left without access to email. This week also saw lots of headlines surrounding breach reports and analysis. The…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

Build Powerful Integrations with the Mimecast API

Mimecast launches new API Developer Portal What processes millions of requests a day and has been around for years? That’s right, the Mimecast API (Application Programming Interface). Now we’re opening the goodness of our API to customers, partners …

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Security

Cyber Resilience News April 9, 2018

Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news.  Malware and ransomware were hot topics this week with headlines from SamSam, combojack, Cryptomix, and WhiteRose attacks, to how ransomware is evolving and where it's now illegal to possess it.&n…

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Security

Use Tech to Mitigate Email Security Issues

Secure Emails: 6 Do’s and Don’ts for IT Pros Whether it’s the ruthless cyber criminals hatching new schemes or harried end-users mistakenly clicking a link, you need a diversified arsenal of email security defenses. “Attacks are arriving a…

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Archiving

3 Reasons Why You Need Better Backup and Recovery

Using Microsoft Office 365™ or snapshots from your archive storage solution for complete protection and recovery? You could be making a risky bet. Unfortunately, many Office 365™ customers might be unaware of its data recovery gaps and assume they ar…

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Security

Cyber Resilience News April 3, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news. Attacks on local governments made headlines this week from Atlanta and Baltimore. And states like South Dakota are stepping up their data breach laws.  With the GDPR clock ticking down to the May …

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Cyber Resilience for Email

RSA Conference: So many sessions so little time. Part 2

More RSA Sessions that caught our eye. With the abundance of great sessions, how do you choose what to check out? We’ve asked some of our RSA attendees to recommend some sessions that caught their eye. Here’s what they’re looking forward to. Marc Fr…

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Cyber Resilience for Email

RSA Conference: So many sessions so little time.

RSA Sessions that caught our eye. Alright, Security friends – it’s that time of year again where we dust off the walking shoes, change our work lanyards for a party pass or two, and get our arms ready for hauling the best of the best swag back home …

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GDPR

Cyber Resilience News March 27, 2018

Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news.  The Facebook data breach was everywhere this week.  From headlines on what it means in conjunction with GDPR to defining what a data breach really is.  And with the clock still ticking …

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GDPR

GDPR: Where it Fits in the Regulatory Hierarchy

Can you really comply with every regulation? Auditing, evaluating and updating data handling processes and technology is a necessity under the tougher personal data protection and privacy requirements set out in the new EU General Data Protection Re…

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Health, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Manufacturer, Security, Security, TTP, Office-365

Stop Email Threats in Healthcare IT

Breaches in Healthcare: Lessons Learned From HIMSS18 It’s hard to believe that Health IT Conference, HIMSS18, has already come and gone. I feel like my ears are still ringing from the constant dinging of the Venetian slot machines! The conference is…

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Security

Cyber Resilience News March 20, 2018

Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news.  News this week centered around security with cyberthreats like ransomware and phishing making headlines. We also saw news covering the cost of a breach as well as the trend upward in cybersecurit…

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GDPR

GDPR: 3 Steps to Building a Trust Strategy

May 25th, 2018: Your relationship with data security & privacy could change forever. This is the day when the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements take effect. While your journey to the GDPR deadline – and beyond…

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Archiving, Continuity, Security

What is Cyber Resilience and Why Should I Care? Part 2

Completing your cyber resilience strategy with Durability and Recoverability. Last time, in part 1 of What is Cyber Resilience and Why Should I Care?, I talked about the cornerstone of an effective cyber resilience strategy with threat protection an…

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Productivity, Continuity, Security, GDPR

Cyber Resilience News March 13, 2018

Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news.  The past week's headlines centered around the ever closer GDPR deadline and how to make sure your brand is prepared and protected, and how hard to achieve the "right to be forgotten" will actuall…

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Finance, Banking, Financial Advising, Insurance, IT, Telecommunications, Media, Legal, Accounting, Marketing, PR, Advertising, Design, Engineering, Recruitment, Manufacturing, Retail, Estate Agents, Hospitality, Wholesale, Transportation, Construction, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Health, Government, Pharmaceutical, Education, Non Profit/Charities, Property Development, Sports & Entertainment, Travel & Leisure, Food, Healthcare Manufacturer, Continuity, Security

How Quickly Will You Recover from A Cyber Attack?

Cyber resilience shifts focus from just preventing an attack to what happens after. Protecting your business emails is about more than just filtering out spam, malware, and business e-mail compromise emails. In the context of migrating to Microsoft …

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Security

Cyber Resilience News March 6, 2018

Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news.  This past week saw headlines centered around the HIMSS conference in Las Vegas, GDPR, WannaCry, and organizations' low level of confidence in their own cybersecurity.   HIMSS18 Focusin…

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GDPR

The GDPR Fallout from a Breach

There’s much more to worry about than just fines with a GDPR breach. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced from May 25, 2018. From this date, supervisory authorities have the power to ensure that principles of…

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GDPR

GDPR Violations – Can you afford 4% of global revenue?

No matter what size organization, a fine of 4% of your total revenue or €20 million, whichever is higher, will hurt. That’s the headline-grabbing stick being used by regulators to ‘encourage’ European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) …

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Security

Cyber Resilience News February 27, 2018

Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news.  Security and compliance were hot topics this week.  A malware attack hit government computers in Pennsylvania, Snapchat disclosed a phishing attack that exposed more than 55,000 users, while…

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Security

Email Security Dos and Don’ts for Employees

What employees should and should not do to avoid targeted email attacks Get posts like this delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to Cyber Resilience Insights today. Even the best cloud-based email security solution can’t catch every malicious em…

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Security

Healthcare Data Breaches due to Email Attacks Continue to Increase

By the Numbers – Breaking Down the HHS Breach Database Although the calendar has turned from 2017 to 2018, the headlines for data breaches as the result of email attacks aren’t all that different from last year. In early January we learned of a sign…

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Security

Cyber Resilience News February 20, 2018

Catch up on the past week's cybersecurity news.  Petya/NotPetya made its way back into the news this week with a number of countries placing blame on Russia and GDPR continues to make headlines as we near the deadline with organizations scrambl…

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GDPR

What You Need to Know about GDPR

Breaking Down GDPR: What it means for your business GDPR, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, goes into full effect in May 2018. Yet many organizations aren’t ready to comply – or even thinking they need to comply. We gathered t…

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Security

Ready, Set, Comply. Are Australian Companies Ready for the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme?

NDB kicks off next week and more than half of organizations say they’re not ready. With just days to go until Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme takes effect, new research suggests that nearly half of Australian companies haven’t yet …

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Security

Cyber Resilience News February 13, 2018

Catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news GDPR continues to dominate headlines this week as data protection officers brace for the upcoming regulations, the UK braces for what might be an imminent high-impact cyber-attack, and the 2018 Winter O…

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GDPR

Your Trusted Partner for GDPR Compliance

Making a commitment to GDPR Compliance so your organization can too. Trust is an often-overused word. “Trust me” is easy to say, but much harder to demonstrate. This is especially true when it comes to storing and safeguarding data, particularly sen…

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Security

What is Cyber Resilience and Why Should I Care? Part 1

Get started on your road to a cyber resilience strategy with Threat Protection and Adaptability. I’ll be the first to admit it - there’s a lot of acronyms, buzzwords, and catchphrases in the cybersecurity industry today and it can be difficult to un…

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Security

Cyber Resilience News February 5, 2018

Need to catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news? This week’s cyber resilience headlines included topics ranging from the automatic translation of email, to talk of the cyberrisk landscape of 2018, to Australia’s NDB scheme. Check out the late…

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Security

Cyber Resilience News January 31, 2018

Need to catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news? This past week, news surrounding GDPR was everywhere. From what GDPR fines will really cost an organization to how your email archive will be affected, GDPR dominated the headlines. Predictions…

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Security

Cybersecurity: Are your people the weakest link?

The Weakest Link in Your Cyber Resilience Strategy Might Be Your People No matter how much you fortify your critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, there’s a perennial weak spot: the people who use it. One kind of end-user closely follows emai…

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Security

Small Businesses - Big Targets for Cyberattacks

The Australian government’s small-business security guidance is only the beginning. Cybersecurity has become a complex undertaking, but too many small businesses have fallen so far behind the curve that a successful attack could seriously impact the…

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Security

Cybersecurity vs. Cyber Resilience

What’s the difference between Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience? While the term “cybersecurity” is as old as the hills in the security world, the term “cyber resilience” has been gaining momentum. This is a good thing. Cybersecurity management is c…

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7 Ways You Might be Exposing Your Organization to an Email Attack

Don’t think you need a cyber resilience for email plan? Think Again Mimecast Chief Information Security Officer Mark O’Hare identified seven reasons so many organizations fail to protect themselves from email-based cybercrime: Having an “it won’t ha…

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Mimecast Top Blogs of 2017

The cybersecurity world in 2017 was filled with new and improved ways to be hacked, email exploits, ransomware and malware attacks, not to mention new regulations that will be coming up fast in 2018.  2017 also saw Mimecast introduce new ways to…

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