Webinar: Staying ahead in an evolving cyber threat landscape
Amid personal and business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, bad actors are looking to cash in on operational and network changes. Millions of malicious e-mails and URLs are doing the rounds.
Mimecast assessments reveal that the chance of cyber attacks increasing against vulnerable targets at times of disruption such as this is higher than 95%. Malefactors are actively looking to exploit the current pademic, often via the easiest channel – e-mail. In fact, research has revealed that over 90% of compromises occur by e-mail and that over 90% of those breaches are due to user error.
With this in mind, Mimecast, in collaboration with ITWeb, will be presenting a webinar, on 11 June at 9 am, to help business overcome the risk associated with disruption.
The webinar will be presented by Brian Pinnock, who oversees Mimecast's sales engineering function in Middle East and Africa. He has over 20 years’ experience in pre-sales, sales, R&D and product development in network communications, messaging and information security. Currently, Pinnock is focusing on driving the expansion of Mimecast cloud-based e-mail and Web security as well as threat intelligence by helping organisations leverage their existing security investments.
“Despite greater investments in defences, most organisations still believe they are at risk of being hit by a cyber attack and are worried about the disruption it will cause. COVID-19 has only increased this potential for disruption,” says Pinnock.
According to him, most businesses were only geared to handle a small percentage of their staff working remotely. “However, the pandemic has forced them into a work-from-home-at-scale scenario which has led to gaps in security controls. Our threat intelligence team has also found that end-users are measurably more vulnerable to social engineering. To add to this, organisations are having to deal with consumer-grade end user IT which is less secure and harder to manage, leading to slower incident response.”
All these factors have contributed to an increase in attacks.
“Through this webinar, we hope to reach decision-makers who are looking to understand current threats and learn how to better protect their organisations,” he adds. “We will provide real-time information from our threat intelligence team about the types of attacks we’re seeing and how to combat these threats.”
Pinnock says it is increasingly clear that many security leaders need assistance in building out an effective cyber resilience strategy that includes multiple layers of defence that combine e-mail and Web security and awareness training, along with the ability to recover and continue with business as usual.
Attendees of this webinar, Staying ahead in an evolving cyber threat landscape, will discover a best practice layered security approach in 'e-mail security 3.0', a move from perimeter to pervasive e-mail security, and will gain an understanding of which cyber security and resilience tools can help protect their remote workforces.
For more information, and to register, click here.