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Proton Technologies is deploying a new system to ensure that its email and VPN applications continue to be accessible even in scenarios where governments or ISPs attempt to block them. [Read More]
Nearly 1 million domains use DMARC, but only 13% of them are configured to actually prevent email spoofing, says Valimail. [Read More]
ProtonMail has introduced DKIM key management in an effort to protect custom domain email addresses against domain name impersonation. [Read More]
An update released this week for the OpenSMTPD mail server addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerability that could lead to arbitrary command execution. [Read More]
A group of business email compromise (BEC) scammers that targeted thousands in the United States employed Google’s G Suite for their infrastructure. [Read More]
Eighty-five percent of Fortune 500 companies are not using DMARC to protect themselves and their customers from fraudulent emails. [Read More]
Several cybersecurity companies have spotted various campaigns that leverage coronavirus-themed emails to deliver malware, phishing and scams. [Read More]
Of the 15 current U.S Presidential candidates, eight now protect their domains from email spoofing with enforced DMARC. [Read More]
A vulnerability that can allow remote command execution with elevated privileges has been found in OpenSMTPD, OpenBSD's mail server. [Read More]
Russia's FSB security service said it blocked Geneva-based ProtonMail after a series of anonymous bomb threats were sent through the service. [Read More]

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Alastair Paterson's picture
Organizations may not be able to mitigate BEC scams entirely; however, tightening up processes will ensure data exposure is kept to a minimum.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
By learning from the past there are many steps we can take to strength our approach to security as attackers continue to turn to email to help accomplish their mission.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
“Evasive phishing" is not a term much heard, but we all will—and need to—start talking a lot more about it than we have in the past.
Alastair Paterson's picture
BEC is becoming increasingly profitable for threat actors as organizations are making it easy for adversaries to gain access to the valuable information that sits within these inboxes.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
We should be thinking about how users work, what they do and how it affects the security posture of the business, but does security really start with them?
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Ninety percent of breaches may begin with an email, but today most of the action happens well after an inbound email has been scanned and delivered.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
Even organizations with the most robust defense solutions and advanced automated technologies cannot effectively combat threats such as BEC without the adequate support and nuanced expertise of humans.
Jack Danahy's picture
To mitigate the risk of attacks, IT teams should disable unused tools and components, while deploying endpoint protection that doesn’t rely solely on file scanning or whitelisting.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
DMARC is an email authentication standard designed to eliminate phishing and other types of attack that use spoofing to misrepresent an email sender identity.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Endpoint protection will never be able to catch up with “known wolves,” but machine learning and artificial perception can change the rules of engagement with models of “known good.”