Internal Threats: A New Angle to Email Security

by admin August 15, 2022

Internal Threats: A New Angle to Email Security

You know how important your email system is to your business. Not only is email your core communication tool, but it also bears a lot of weight from a legal perspective and must be accessible at all times. Do you have a good email security system, ensure your emails are always backed up, archived and stored safely? What about keeping your email system safe from threats within your organization?

When it comes to email security, an often ignored, yet interesting angle to investigate is--how to protect your email system from internal threats, like malicious intent of your own employees. There is the possibility that somebody who works for you could choose to corrupt your email system on purpose. You can avoid such instances from happening by having strong policies and good company culture. While auditing software may be intrusive, it may be a useful tool to monitor and alert when users are using company resources outside of expected business hours. Whether or not you implement monitoring tools, do you know how to terminate use of a mobile device’s access to company resources and quickly terminate remote or onsite access to your network?

Email is the most critical communication tool for your business, but it also has the potential to serve as an easy, backdoor entry for cybercriminals into your organization’s IT systems. When it comes to cybercrime, business email is also one of the most commonly targeted elements. An email hack has the potential to become a data leak, compromising sensitive employee, vendor and client information and leaving you vulnerable to lawsuits and injuring your reputation. Business email compromises can expose you to ransomware capable of paralyzing your business functions entirely.

If you are unsure of the security of your email system, consider seeking assistance from an MSP. They will be able to review your business requirements and suggest the right email security tools for you. They can also help you draft a sound IT policy, if you don’t already have one, and conduct employee security training and drills.

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