Criminals who organize targeted attacks based on blended threats emails use social engineering techniques to craft email messages that appear to be from a trusted sender but actually contain a link to a website hosting malicious code. They will then use a variety of tools for greater access to information and systems. Topsec Blended Threats provides a powerful solution to targeted attacks and blended threats. Using real-time behavioral analysis and content inspection, it blocks any site serving suspicious or malicious code. Because the service doesn’t rely on signatures, it is never out of date when it comes to catching and neutralising new exploits.
Email is the single most critical element of business communications. What happens if your email is out for an hour – or even an entire day. Connectivity or mail server outages can have an immediate and catastrophic effect on the ability of any organisation to remain in touch with its customer base.
Phishing, Spear-Phishing, Whaling, CEO fraud and Social Engineering Attacks are on the rise and they all target employees to open the doors on their organisations. These attacks come in various formats from email scams to fraudulent websites. However they all have the same aim, to steal corporate data and resources such as usernames, passwords, bank account details and other sensitive information which may result in lost revenue, legal action, unwanted PR and increased costs.
As documents are incorporating greater use of graphics and other sources of rich content, average sizes of emails are rising. This increase in email size has a direct and negative impact on email servers and networks. Very large files should never be sent by email. Not only will they impact on your own resources, but it is also very likely that the recipient mail servers will refuse to accept them even if they do manage to transit. Organisations can and themselves using a wide variety of alternative means of transferring data, which can be expensive, and more critically, leave them open to a range of data security vulnerabilities.