The Evolution of Email Security for Greater Business Safety

The change in the global workforce has become an area of interest for the cyber-criminal world, particularly the social behaviors of remote workers. Cybercriminals studying these changes in the workplace are changing their tactics, techniques, and procedures to enhance the effectiveness of their attacks via email. As the most widely used form of communication, email has become the most targeted. Large criminal businesses, some state-sponsored, see email fraud as a business opportunity, and services such as Phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) can be purchased through the dark web. As these services have been discovered and shut down, the malicious actors behind them innovate more advanced and efficient attacks.

The openness of the email protocol has allowed attackers to take advantage through spam campaigns, malware and phishing attacks, sophisticated targeted attacks, or business email compromise (BEC) – primarily for financial gain. Thus, security leaders must understand the threats and protect their organizations. This email security technical whitepaper focuses on the various types of email fraud and attack, how they work, and how best to stop them.