Presented by Mimecast South Africa

Don’t get hooked by phishing – Top tips to protect your business

Many organisations struggle to understand the cyber threat landscape and how it applies to, and impacts, their business.

No one is safe from being the target of a cyberattack. Organisations across all industries are concerned about cybersecurity as phishing, ransomware, and impersonation attacks – which are only becoming more sophisticated and damaging than ever before – continue to rise.

Business disruption, downtime, technical failure, and data loss are all real risk factors that can’t be ignored as a result.

To help businesses prepare for these growing risks, Mimecast has published a cyber resilience ebook aimed at assisting businesses in building a cyber-resilient strategy.

The solution doesn’t have to be overwhelming, costly, or complicated, according to Mimecast, which offers the following four tips to help businesses get started on a cyber resilience plan for email:

  1. Deploy a cloud-based email security solution. Aim for an email security scanning layer that not only blocks spam and viruses, but also protects users from phishing, ransomware, and impersonation fraud.
  2. Engage fellow stakeholders across the business. Cyber resilience planning needs to start at the board level. Educating the board on the value and ROI that comes from a cyber-resilience plan fosters trust, confidence, and buy-in.
  3. Prepare the organisation through consistent review of the response process and simulation exercises. Make security training a business requirement with measurable goals and results.
  4. Educate employees on the value, use-case, and plan for cyber resilience. Employees are the pulse of the business. Find out what they are experiencing, and what types of training and programs they would benefit from the most.

For more information, and to download the ebook, visit the Mimecast website.

This article was published in partnership with Mimecast South Africa.

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