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Archived IT - Email Articles
15 Sep 2017
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Many Companies Don't Use DMARC to Fight Phishing (Slideshow) [66437]
CIO Insight, September 15th, 2017

"The vast majority of Fortune 500 companies are 'woefully unprotected against phishing,' according to a new research report, 'Agari Global DMARC Adoption Report: Open Season for Phishers.' Those organizations and their customers remain vulnerable to domain spoofing and phishing attacks that impersonate their corporate email domains, the study found..."
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13 Sep 2017
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Should Your Company Implement DMARC Protocol? [66438]
The Data Center Journal, September 13th, 2017

"There's no question that email fraud is more rampant than ever. For example, we've seen hackers impersonate high-profile CEOs - including Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley, Citigroup Chief Executive Michael Corbat and Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein - to trick employees, often in accounting and HR departments, into sharing sensitive financial information with their 'boss.' According to FBI reports, fraudsters have sought to steal $5.3 billion between October 2013 and December 2016 through these sorts of email compromise schemes, with the number of business email compromise cases nearly doubling from May to December of last year..."
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29 Aug 2017
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Sorry Enterprise Social Networks, Email Still Dominant Form Of Work, Personal Communication [65967]
ZDNet, August 29th, 2017

"We so want to quit email, but we can't. That reality means email marketing will remain a big business. Here's a look at Adobe's annual consumer email survey...

Enterprise social networks are supposed to reinvent how work gets done and employees collaborate, but just 1 percent of workers consider the tools a preferred way to communicate, according to an Adobe survey.

According to Adobe's annual consumer email survey, email remains the dominant form of work communication, yet people are spending less time checking it. There are even hints that people are trying to find a bit of work-life balance. Meanwhile, there has been a surge in face-to-face communication as a preferred way to communicate..."
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28 Aug 2017
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How To Protect Your Organization's Sensitive Email Data [65966]
SmartDataCollective, August 28th, 2017

"If your organization's email data gets hacked, you could fall prey to ransomware and phishing...

Email has never been a secure way of exchanging information. Google even includes results on how to hack emails, including one article titled, 'How to extract emails from an SMTP server'. The information on how to glean email data is readily available. Yet, thousands of organizations conduct the majority of their communications through email. By doing so, they make themselves vulnerable to hackers. Really, it's just a matter of whether a hacker decides to target your organization..."
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18 Aug 2017
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Protonmail's Encrypted Email Service Adds Bitcoin Payments [65648]
CryptoCoinsNews, August 18th, 2017

"Encrypted email provider ProtonMail now accepts bitcoin payments for its premium-level accounts. According to the announcement, users will have the option to use bitcoin when upgrading to premium level accounts. Once the transaction is confirmed, the system will automatically convert the payment into ProtonMail Credits, which users can then use to pay for their subscriptions..."
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07 Aug 2017
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Misplaced responsibility: why email security requires technology, not training [65481]
ITProPortal, August 7th, 2017

"It's important that we see email for what it is: an inherently vulnerable and often unstable form of communication, something that has a long - and lengthening - history of breaches and attacks...

We think of email as safe in part because nobody likes to imagine that something so integral to their personal and professional lives - indeed, something that it would be hard to imagine modern life without - could pose a security risk..."
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