Effective Email Security
Email security is more than just a single system or series of policies. It is a set of tools and procedures designed to protect communication. It encompasses various components that work together to safeguard sensitive information, prevent email-borne threats, and maintain the integrity of email systems.
By implementing an effective communication security system, you can keep email, chats, and more secured. Our systems scan for phishing, malware, spam, and advanced threats across your org, keeping employees and their data safe. Learn more by reaching out to us.
What is an Email Security System?
Understanding the need of email security is the first step in getting started. The human element is incredibly crucial because 50% of internet users receive phishing emails daily, and 97% of those users are not able to identify a phishing email. Understanding how to protect end users while implementing email security and communication systems to filter out these emails is important, but not enough.
Email security is more than just a single system or series of policies your organization has in place. It is a set of tools and procedures designed to protect an organization’s email communications from unauthorized access, data breaches, and cyberattacks. It encompasses various components that work together to safeguard sensitive information, prevent email-borne threats, and maintain the integrity of email systems. The system requires a multi-step approach to properly protect and secure data.
What’s normally included in an email security system?
Email security systems are composed of different technologies and policies that work together. Some of these pieces include:
Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus Protection: These tools filter out unwanted and potentially harmful emails, detecting and blocking malware, viruses, and other malicious attachments.
Email Encryption: Encrypts sensitive emails to protect confidential information from unauthorized access. Methods like S/MIME and PGP scramble the content, making it unreadable without the decryption key.
Domain-based Authentication (DMARC): A protocol that helps protect against email spoofing and phishing by allowing domain owners to define how their emails should be treated by receiving mail servers. DMARC utilizes SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) to verify the authenticity of emails.
User Training and Awareness Programs: Regular training sessions educate employees about email security best practices, phishing scams, social engineering tactics, and the importance of reporting suspicious emails.
Incident Response Plan: A detailed plan for handling email-related security breaches, outlining procedures for identification, containment, remediation, notification, and recovery.
What are the benefits?
By combining technical solutions with user education and incident response procedures, businesses can effectively protect their email communications, safeguard sensitive data, and minimize the risk of cyberattacks. This protects you, your business, and your employees from cyber threats and losing important data.
How Dark Blue Technologies Can Help
We’ve worked with many small businesses to implement effective email security systems and policies. We start by evaluating your current setup, whether you have an internal IT team or are working it alone. From there, we make recommendations based on what we see. Our anti-spam, anti-malware platform protects businesses from threats by going beyond a traditional email security solution by further protecting cloud data, communication, and more. With our cloud and email security platform, you can be assured your employees stay protected from phishing attempts, malicious emails, and spam.
We further suggest to many businesses to implement security awareness training materials. This helps employees better identify threats and suspicious activity if and when a not-so-safe email gets through. Educating your employees is almost always the first step towards a more security-focused environment for your business.
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How Can I Protect My Business?
Here at Dark Blue Technologies, we provide businesses with a variety of tools to stay protected. For protecting against traditional threats like malware, ransomware, and threats to endpoints, we deploy effective endpoint protection, email security systems, and other tools that monitors and keeps systems up to date. For protection against phishing, we provide services such as security awareness training and end with monitored phishing campaigns that test employees and see where training and information may be needed further.
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Are you certain your tech stack is protecting your employees and endpoints? Dark Blue Technologies combines security solutions from leading cybersecurity partners to provide organizations with best-in-class coverage for all attack surfaces. We provide businesses with cutting-edge XDR, cybersecurity awareness training, hardware and cloud optimizations, and more. Get in touch with us to find out if we can help improve your business security.
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