A look back at the year in cyber resilience.


Before we turn the corner to 2019, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the most-read blogs on Cyber Resilience Insights in 2018.

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We look forward to sharing more expert analysis and advice on helping you create a more cyber resilient workplace in 2019. Here’s wishing you and yours a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year!

  1. Cyber Awareness Lessons Learned on a Train Ride – July 18

While taking the train home from work, our technical consultant Bradley Sing witnessed someone take the exact wrong approach to dealing with a cybersecurity incident. It highlighted the need for robust cyber awareness training for all organizations, and Bradley takes a look at what could have been done differently.

  1. What You Need to Know About GDPR – Feb. 19

There’s no question that the implementation of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May was among the single-biggest happenings in the world of cyber resilience in 2018. Here we explain what organizations need to be aware of and how to prepare when it comes to the regulation.

  1. How Quickly Will You Recover from a Cyberattack? – March 7

Keeping a cyberattack from happening to your organization is one thing. But having a plan in place for when you get attacked, and how to deal with the fallout, is another. Our principal technical consultant Garrett O’Hara explains how the right strategy is critical when it comes to the aftermath of a breach.

  1. Office 365/Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Issues Leads to Downtime – Nov. 19

Just before Thanksgiving here, Microsoft treated its admins and users to heaping helping of downtime thanks to issues with multi-factor authentication (MFA). Pete Banham, a cyber resilience expert here at Mimecast, examines what happened and how organizations can better prepare for inevitable Office 365 downtime.

  1. Mimecast + Ataata: The Coolest Security Solutions on the Block – July 17

In July, Mimecast announced the acquisition of cybersecurity awareness training platform Ataata—with features we now offer as Mimecast Awareness Training. Our CEO Peter Bauer outlines the reasons for the acquisition and how cybersecurity awareness training is a critical part of a cyber resilience strategy.

  1. What is Cyber Resilience and Why Should I Care? Part 1 – Feb. 6

Our cybersecurity expert Bob Adams looks at two of the four critical pillars of a cyber resilience strategy—threat protection and adaptability—in this post from February. (The other two pillars, as an FYI, are recoverability and durability).

  1. Blocking Impersonation, Phishing and Malware Attacks with DMARC – July 11

Email impersonation attacks aren’t slowing down and having the right technology in place is imperative in today’s landscape. Dan Sloshberg from our product marketing team breaks down the importance of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) policies and introduces Mimecast’s alliance partnership with DMARC Analyzer.

  1. Cybersecurity vs. Cyber Resilience – Jan. 23

We talk a lot here about cyber resilience. It’s in the name of our blog, after all. But in this blog from back in January, Matthew Gardiner tackles the all-important question: what’s the difference between cybersecurity and cyber resilience? He takes a definition-based approach in this enlightening piece.

  1. Azure/Office 365 Outages: The IT Admin’s Guide to Continuity – Sept. 6

A major outage hit Azure and Office 365 users in early September causing significant headaches for admins across the US. And all because of a lightning strike! Our Office 365 MVP J. Peter Bruzzese takes a deep dive into what happened and offered advice on how to prepare for cloud outages.

  1. Email Security Dos and Don’ts for Employees – Feb. 26

It’s what we’ve been saying all year: if your employees aren’t train in cybersecurity awareness and don’t know the best practices around dealing with the threats in their inbox, your organization could eventually find itself in deep trouble. In our most-read piece of the year, we list what to do—and what not to do—to keep your important corporate data, IP and funds where they belong.

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