Email security requires deeper attention

Cybersecurity is on the top of the agenda of most companies in the MENA region

Cybersecurity is on the top of the agenda of most companies these days. However, it has been observed by industry experts that even big corporates, with huge budgets for cybersecurity, miss out on some basic elements.

This leaves loose ends for cyber criminals to breach the privacy of brands. Email security is one such area that is usually – inadvertently – ignored by most firms, thus posing a grave threat.

A recent research indicates that organizations need to move beyond basic email security capabilities. This research, which Mimecast Limited (a leading email and data security company) commissioned from Forrester Consulting, evaluated the state of enterprise understanding of insider security threats by surveying security and risk management experts globally.

The final results found that 99 percent of organizations surveyed had experienced some form of the internal email threats in the past few months.

“Not all threats are created equal; therefore, organizations need a cyber-resilience strategy to help organizations prepare for any type of attack – whether that be from outside or inside of the organization, malicious or accidental,” said Neil Murray, chief technology officer at Mimecast.

Mimecast Limited has recently introduced ‘Internal Email Protect’, the first-to-market cloud-based security service, providing threat capabilities for internally generated email.

Neil Murray, chief technology officer at Mimecast

This allows customers to detect and remediate security threats that originate from their users’ email accounts. This capability includes the scanning of attachments and URLs, as well as content inspections.

Additionally, Internal Email Protect includes the ability to automatically extract infected email or attachments from users’ inboxes.

“Internal Email Protect is the only cloud-based email security service addressing internal-to-internal emails for malware, malicious URLs and the improper movement of sensitive content. With Internal Email Protect, organizations can get ahead of the attack and stop feeling like they’re playing a never ending game of catch-up,” pointed out Murray.