State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection uses multiple, sophisticated detection engines and a diverse set of threat intelligence sources to protect email from malware, spam, phishing, and targeted attacks. All delivered as a 100% cloud-based service.
Mounting cyberattacks on public sector organizations coupled with ongoing fiscal pressures have exposed critical IT security vulnerabilities which increase the risk of personal citizen data being compromised.
This personal data is not only highly sensitive, but also extremely profitable on the black market and is easily exploited by well-organized cyber criminals. Without a layered cyber defense approach, the public sector risks devastating impacts on local service delivery, loss of public trust and punitive regulatory fines for failure to secure personal data of the public they serve.
Mimecast cyber resilience solutions protect public sector organizations against external attacks and internal threats. Mimecast’s advanced email security defends against spear-phishing, ransomware and impersonation attacks.
Advanced data leak prevention stops sensitive information from being shared with unauthorized staff or third parties, while aiding regulatory compliance such as the General Data Protection Regulation. Mimecast Internal Email Protect identifies internal threats and prevents the spread of malware through malicious URLs and weaponized attachments. When primary email systems go down, Mimecast delivers uninterrupted email access via Outlook, web, mobile and Mac to maintain productivity.
Mimecast's email services help:
Prevent email-borne spear-phishing, ransomware, impersonation and other advanced attacks.
Eliminate the impact of email outages to maintain productivity.
Encrypt mail messages and share attachments securely.
Reduce cyber risk by improving security awareness.
Block malicious or inappropriate web activity.
Even the most secure, well-planned email systems go down.
With Mimecast C1, an immediate failover means email flow is not interrupted in the event of a mail server outage or planned maintenance. A sound cyber continuity strategy focuses not just on combating cyberattacks but ensuring council staff remain connected during and after an attack to maintain services to citizens.
91% of attacks by sophisticated cybercriminals start through email.
Most gateway solutions stop spam and viruses, but fail to address spear-phishing, ransomware and targeted threats –the biggest threats facing local government organizations.
Regulatory compliance regimes like the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be imposing and onerous, as organization determine the best way to institute controls to manage personal data in email, which include individual consent, subject access rights, the right to be forgotten, and data portability.
This can also be an opportune time to clean out old databases and collecting the right information with due consent, leading to better customer engagement.
Mimecast provides numerous ways to help simplify GDPR compliance.
Even the best employees can be maddeningly careless and resistant to change. Their casual mistakes can lead to disaster — and the cost can be staggering to your organization. Improve security culture with engaging content and advanced risk scoring.
While the majority of cyberattacks continue to be delivered through email, 91% of malware uses the web – and specifically DNS – to function once it lands. When combined, email and web represent the initiation point for 99% of successful breaches.
Block activity initiated by user action or malware and access to inappropriate websites. Enhance protection with fully integrated web and email security.