Email is one of the most ubiquitous, fundamental forms of communication for businesses. It’s fast, efficient, and can be used to communicate with employees and customers alike. However, email also poses a significant cybersecurity risk.
In fact, an estimated 90% of data breaches start with a phishing email. In this blog post, we will discuss the risks that email poses to businesses and how Microsoft 365 can help secure your email communication and protect your business from a cyberattack.
Email Security 101
Email is one of the most common methods that hackers use to attack. There are several popular ways that hackers can infiltrate a business, so you and your employees should be trained in detection and prevention methods.
One of the most popular hacking methods is ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your data and holds it for ransom until you pay the hacker. In order to protect your business from ransomware, you should make sure that you have antivirus software installed on all of your devices and keep it up-to-date. You should also back up your data regularly in case of an attack.
Another common way that businesses are breached is through phishing emails. Hackers can send malware or phishing emails to your employees in an attempt to steal their login credentials or install ransomware. To protect your business from email-based attacks, you should make sure that your email security software is up-to-date and that your employees are trained in how to identify phishing emails.
You should also consider using email encryption to protect your email communication from bad actors. Email encryption is a process that scrambles the contents of an email so that only the intended recipient can read it. This can help to prevent sensitive information from being stolen by hackers or other third-party entities.
Microsoft 365 Cybersecurity
Microsoft 365 includes a number of email security features that can help protect your business from a cyberattack. The most important of these is email encryption.
Another important email security feature is anti-spam protection. Microsoft 365’s anti-spam protection uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and block spam email before it reaches your employees’ inboxes. This helps protect your employees from phishing attacks and other email scams.
Finally, Microsoft 365 also includes a feature called email retention. This allows you to control how long email messages are stored in your employee’s inboxes. This can be helpful for businesses that are required to keep email records for a certain period of time.
Rely on Envision Consulting for Email Security
Microsoft 365 is the best way to secure your email communication and protect your business from a cyberattack. With email encryption, anti-spam protection, and email retention, Microsoft 365 provides the most comprehensive email security solution available.
To learn more about email security and Microsoft 365, get in contact with an expert from Envision Consulting today. We’re trained in business cybersecurity, and we can help protect you from the cyber threats your company faces. We also offer other IT services such as managed IT, cloud solutions, consulting, and data storage.