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 related piec…

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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 Risk Assessme…

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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’ll also look at a s…

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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 least …

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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 biggest …

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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 at how some …

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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 their security af…

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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 employees d…

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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 continues to …

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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’t take long. Ne…

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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 about how to…

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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 to com…

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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 over the hea…

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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, we ask …

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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 an API Allian…

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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 landing in Messenger an…

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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 security a…

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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 movi…

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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 a…

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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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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 Even the best cloud-based email security solution can’t catch every malicious email missive. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for employees to augment your email security and im…

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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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