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    Public Sector Cybersecurity

    Overview

    Protecting personal information of citizens

    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.

    Challenges
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    Challenges facing the public sector

    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 pervasive cyber defense strategy, 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.

    Solutions

    The Mimecast Solution

    Mimecast's protection at and beyond the perimeter defends against spear-phishing, malware 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 threats inside the perimeter 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:

    01.

    Prevent email-borne spear-phishing, ransomware, impersonation and other advanced attacks at, inside, and beyond the perimeter

    02.

    Eliminate the impact of email outages to maintain productivity.

    03.

    Encrypt mail messages and share attachments securely.

    04.

    Support regulatory compliance regimes.

    05.

    Reduce cyber risk by improving security awareness.

    06.

    Block malicious or inappropriate web activity

    Ransomware Attack

    Recovering from a ransomware attack

    Neil Murray, Mimecast's co-founder and CTO, discusses the impact of a ransomware attack and how an organization can recover after an attack.

    Secure Messaging

    Share confidential information securely

    Detect personal and sensitive information being sent externally and automatically apply encryption. Protect and share confidential information securely both internally and externally, while demonstrating best endeavors for GDPR.

    Email Continuity

    A sound continuity strategy 

    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. 

    Biggest Threats

    Stopping the biggest threats

    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.

    Compliance

    Supports regulatory compliance regimes

    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.

    Security Awareness

    Change employee behavior to reduce security risk

    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.

    Web Security

    Improve web security

    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.

    Industry Challenges

    How we've helped different industries

    Local government institutions are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on government and municipalities to modernize security and train employees to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Employee Cyber Awareness Training

    Improve Employee Cybersecurity Behavior At Scale And Systematically Reduce Security Risk From Simple Human Error Mimecast Awareness Training helps reduce employee error and lower security risk by engaging employees effectively and our analytics identify employees who put your company in jeopardy.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Key Facts

    Internal threats by compromised or careless employees is a growing public sector challenge:

    67%

    Professionals in the public sector believe it is inevitable they will suffer the consequences of an email-borne attack:

    71%

    Increasingly sophisticated attacks are the public sector's number one problem:

    54%

    Internal threats by compromised or careless employees is a growing public sector challenge:

    67%

    Professionals in the public sector believe it is inevitable they will suffer the consequences of an email-borne attack:

    71%

    Increasingly sophisticated attacks are the public sector's number one problem:

    54%

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    Achieve cyber resilience by blocking threats that can lead to brand impersonation, ransomware, patient data breaches, and more.

    With multiple detection technologies and more than 50 integrated detection engines, a Mimecast secure email gateway provides best-in-class security for healthcare emails and attachments. It also produces low time-to-protection against new threats. And, empower clinicians and staff to be your first line of cyber defense with integrated cybersecurity awareness training.

    Brand Impersonation

    Protect your customers, partners, organization, and brand with Mimecast’s brand protection solutions, which prevents malicious actors from impersonating your email domains and digital presence.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Key Facts

    Healthcare institutions whose compliance was compromised by an attack:

    37%

    Institutions that worry about their employees’ password hygiene:

    83%

    Institutions hit by an attack that spread from a single infected user:

    89%

    Healthcare institutions whose compliance was compromised by an attack:

    37%

    Institutions that worry about their employees’ password hygiene:

    83%

    Institutions hit by an attack that spread from a single infected user:

    89%

    Explore Solutions for Healthcare

    Secure your email, and your clients’ email, with best in class security provided by a Mimecast secure email gateway.

    With customer data under attack, reputation at risk, and compliance mandates to meet, the financial services industry must rise to the occasion with cyber resilience strategies to keep this important data secure.

    Governance, Risk And Compliance (GRC)

    Mimecast's governance, risk and compliance services provide solutions that offer data management and protection. Schedule GRC solutions demo today.

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    Email Security

    Looking for the strongest possible protection for the top attack vector? Mimecast email security services help protect you against spam, phishing, ransomware, and targeted email attacks.

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    Key Facts

    Financial firms that say an email attack would negatively impact their business:

    80%

    Firms that face a growing volume of attacks:

    3 in 4

    Firms that rank naïve employees among their top security challenges:

    38%

    Financial firms that say an email attack would negatively impact their business:

    80%

    Firms that face a growing volume of attacks:

    3 in 4

    Firms that rank naïve employees among their top security challenges:

    38%

    Explore Solutions for Financial Services

    Don’t risk the repercussions that come with cyberattacks

    Legal firms face attacks like phishing and business email compromise, and these attacks can be not only a financial burden but a reputational one as well. Legal firms must take steps toward cyber resilience to protect client and business data.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Business Email Compromise

    Business email compromise refers to the increasing trend of sophisticated email impersonation attacks. Learn how to protect your business against email fraud.

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    Key Facts

    IT professionals in legal practices that believe they will suffer a negative business impact from an email-borne attack:

    86%

    Legal practices have seen an increase in phishing:

    79%

    Legal firms impacted by a ransomware attack:

    87%

    IT professionals in legal practices that believe they will suffer a negative business impact from an email-borne attack:

    86%

    Legal practices have seen an increase in phishing:

    79%

    Legal firms impacted by a ransomware attack:

    87%

    Explore Solutions for Legal

    Combat threats facing your organization, and protect critical infrastructure in the event of a cyberattack.

    IT is at the forefront of cybersecurity, necessarily moving quickly and adopting new technology to protect businesses. Learn how Mimecast products can help.

    Protect Against Impersonation Attacks

    Protect yourself and your organization against email impersonation attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions for impersonation prevention.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Key Facts

    IT organizations that have reported increased volumes of email-borne threats:

    94%

    IT organizations see higher levels of impersonation and business email compromise:

    3 in 4

    IT organizations have been significantly impacted by ransomware:

    79%

    IT organizations that have reported increased volumes of email-borne threats:

    94%

    IT organizations see higher levels of impersonation and business email compromise:

    3 in 4

    IT organizations have been significantly impacted by ransomware:

    79%

    Explore Solutions for Information Technology

    Unlock the power of your manufacturing data while keeping your organization secure.

    Manufacturing firms are at heightened risk of cyberattack due to valuable data. Learn how Mimecast solutions can keep your business secure.

    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

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    Spear Phishing Protection

    Spear-Phishing emails are targeted towards stealing important information. Protect against spear-phishing attacks with Mimecast's spear-phishing protection solutions!

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    Key Facts

    Manufacturing firms that have faced significant impact from ransomware attacks:

    70%

    Manufacturing firms are seeing an increase in phishing and spear phishing:

    79%

    Email-based threats are increasing at manufacturing firms:

    9 in 10

    Manufacturing firms that have faced significant impact from ransomware attacks:

    70%

    Manufacturing firms are seeing an increase in phishing and spear phishing:

    79%

    Email-based threats are increasing at manufacturing firms:

    9 in 10

    Explore Solutions for Manufacturing

    Protect your vendors and supply chain from phishing, ransomware, brand impersonation and more.

    Engineering and construction companies can be at risk for cyberattack due to their knowledge of physical security while being underprepared for cybersecurity. See how Mimecast services can mitigate your cyber risk.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

    Learn More

    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

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    Key Facts

    Construction and property IT leaders that have seen greater volume of email-borne threats:

    76%

    Organizations impacted by a ransomware attack, but only some recovered their data

    77%

    Organization with infected email attachments shared among employees:

    40%

    Construction and property IT leaders that have seen greater volume of email-borne threats:

    76%

    Organizations impacted by a ransomware attack, but only some recovered their data

    77%

    Organization with infected email attachments shared among employees:

    40%

    Explore Solutions for Construction

    Educational institutions are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on educational institutions to modernize security and train their teams to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Employee Cyber Awareness Training

    Improve Employee Cybersecurity Behavior At Scale And Systematically Reduce Security Risk From Simple Human Error Mimecast Awareness Training helps reduce employee error and lower security risk by engaging employees effectively and our analytics identify employees who put your company in jeopardy.

    Learn More

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

    Learn More
    Explore Solutions for Education

    Government agencies are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on the public sector to modernize security and train their teams to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

    Learn More

    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

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    Key Facts

    State and local governments that have faced ransomware attacks with severe consequences:

    68%

    Phishing and spear phishing attempts are growing within state and local governments:

    72%

    State and local governments are missing out on updates to existing cybersecurity solutions due to lack of budget:

    48%

    State and local governments that have faced ransomware attacks with severe consequences:

    68%

    Phishing and spear phishing attempts are growing within state and local governments:

    72%

    State and local governments are missing out on updates to existing cybersecurity solutions due to lack of budget:

    48%

    Explore Solutions for State and Local Government
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