Intel Security has surprised many customers by announcing the official End of Life (EOL) for the McAfee SaaS Email Security Solutions family of products on January 11th 2016. Intel claims that the move will allow them to improve the quality of their future offerings by simplifying and consolidating their product line.
The advent of wireless technology in the workplace has changed the way millions of employees approach their job. It’s also created millions of jobs that would otherwise have made one-day tasks last months on end.
A team of cyber scammers recently took their game to a whole new level. They no longer mainly target individuals in their phishing and cyber extortion schemes. In the last fourteen months, cyber thieves stole about $215 million from large and small companies through a sophisticated Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) scam.
The approximate number of email communications globally amounts to 144.8 billion per day. Spam and “junk” mail covers anywhere from 65% to 90% of that worldwide email volume. A corporate email system without an email filtering service would be almost impossible to use, especially for urgent, legitimate communications.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) discovered in early December 2014 that several of its critical systems have been compromised by a spear phishing attack. ICANN is a global non-profit corporation that oversees the management of IP addresses, web domain names, and core Internet functions that require global coordination.
The foundation of any company – large or small – would be seriously undermined in the absence of electronic communications. Email is the lifeblood by which companies generally interact with their client base, cultivate relationships, make sales, and conduct business deals in our current digital age. Sever that lifeblood line and what happens? The organism that is the business suffers tremendous setbacks in terms of production and income.
Email provides us with a way to reach our family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances almost instantaneously. This technological innovation has dramatically accelerated the speed of local, national, and global communication – propelling, if nothing else, our business dealings and economy on to a whole new plane. But it also comes with some initially unforeseen drawbacks – spam being a major one. In this blog post, we will examine how spam can negatively affect your business.
Picture this scenario:
Employee I sends a picture of a topless model as an email attachment to two of his co-workers with the subject line: “Check this out!”
It goes without saying that the absence of anti-malware protection can leave your computer highly vulnerable to the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of worms, trojans, spyware, and many other vicious programs designed to decimate your computer functionality and create unspeakable harm for your business objectives. In this blog post, we will explore one particular ransomware trojan called the Cryptolocker.